'Renaud Barbier' via Git for human beings <git-users@googlegroups.com> writes:

> Assume the following:
>
> Off Linux 3.14 master , a branch is created my-branch-3.14 and platforms 
> support is added.
>
> Next, these platforms support should be added to Linux 4.0 in my-branch-4.0 
>
> How would you manage having the 3.14 code added to my-branch-4.0
>
> A merge? :
> git merge my-branch-3.14
>
> Or a rebase and squash  of a parallel branch to my-branch-3.14 to 
> my-branch-4.0?
>
> If I was doing a git merge, I would think git merge commit of the whole 
> history from 3.14 would happen each I move forward to 
> a new branch (my-branch-4.x)

It depends on the size and nature of the changes you maintain. I suggest
you have a look at git-imerge[1] for big complicated merges.

/M

[1]: https://github.com/mhagger/git-imerge

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