Take a look (if you did not yet) at this two articles:
2014-04-22 3:20 GMT-03:00 Gergely Polonkai <gerg...@polonkai.eu>:
> Another common practise for release naming is the usage of tags. In my
> projects, for example, I have several tags like v1.0.0, v2.4.2 and such.
> On 21 Apr 2014 14:53, "Simon Joseph Aquilina" <saquilina...@gmail.com>
>> Hi Konstantin,
>> Thanks for your reply. Reading your reply make me think that it is common
>> practice to delete branches after development on these has finished (for
>> example branches used only to solve a bug or add a feature). Is this so.
>> I was planning to also have branches for releases. For example when I am
>> at release 1.0 I create a branch and then I continue development on master.
>> When I am ready for 2.0 release I create another branch and so on. Is this
>> common practice? Or version mile stone should not be managed this way?
>> On Monday, April 21, 2014 12:23:31 PM UTC+2, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
>>> On Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:55:50 -0700 (PDT)
>>> Simon Joseph Aquilina <saquil...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > I am new to git and I would like to know what are the best practices
>>> > when creating a new branch. For example. If I get a request to do
>>> > update website title from XYZ to ABC; then should I create a branch
>>> > named; "Update Title"? Or I should prefix this as suggested here
>>> > (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/273695/git-branch-
>>> > Are there any official prefixes?
>>> > Also I am concerned about the following;
>>> > Let us say I create the branch named "Update Title". Finish the
>>> > change. Merge back with Master. I then get another request to change
>>> > title from ABC to DEF. Can I create another branch "Update Title".
>>> > Will not this be confusing?
>>> In Git, a branch is merely a pointer to a commit. The crucial bit is
>>> "pointer" -- this means any commit might be pointed to by any number of
>>> branches at the same time, and that's why commits do not "belong" to
>>> any branch. Hence whatever meaning you put into a branch name is only
>>> in your head -- this does not affect commits reachable from that branch
>>> in any way. Moreover, once you merge a branch into another, and
>>> subsequently delete the merged branch, the commits made on it stay
>>> there forever while there's no more traces left of the deleted branch --
>>> as if it had never existed.
>>> So, do whatever you want with your branches. Giving your branches
>>> names like "Update Title" is not a common practice but for purely
>>> technical reason: in Git, a branch is represented by a file on a
>>> filesystem, and using branch names with "funny characters, spaces
>>> included" might, in some situations, cause problems. So I'd name your
>>> branch "update-title" -- that is, no title casing, no spaces.
>>> Another popular approach is to put your bug tracker / ticketing system
>>> first: when you're given a task to update the site's title, open a bug
>>> for this first and get that bug's ID back, then simply encode the bug's
>>> title into the branch name, like "bug-12345". This will give you
>>> unique branch names. When you merge you branch back to the integration
>>> branch you mention the bug's ID in the commit message and then close
>>> the bug in the tracker.
>>> Note that Git has certain means to attach "metadata" to your branches.
>>> Two of them that I know of are
>>> * `git branch --edit-description` which allows you to set a description
>>> of the purpose of that branch. This description is used by some other
>>> Git tools but you can print it back using the `git config` command:
>>> git config branch.bug-12345.description
>>> * `git notes` allows you to attach a note to any commit. Notes are not
>>> pushed by default (and supposedly the shouldn't be, unless everyone in
>>> the team agrees to do that as they were supposed to be used locally).
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