Alexey Muranov <alexey.mura...@gmail.com> writes: > On 20 Jul 2012, at 09:11, Johannes Sixt wrote: > ... >> Note the difference between "tracking branch" and "remote tracking >> branch"! The "remote tracking branches" are the refs in the refs/remotes/ >> hierarchy. The "tracking branches" are your own local branches that you >> have created with 'git branch topic thatremote/topic' (or perhaps 'git >> checkout -b'). The paragraph talks about the latter. > > Hannes, thanks for the explanation, so i was confused once again. > > Various blog posts do not make the terminology clear, for example > http://gitready.com/beginner/2009/03/09/remote-tracking-branches.html > sais that there are only "two types of branches: local, and > remote-tracking"... > ... > I think i was also misguided by Konstantin, who wrote that "you > create a remote tracking branch when you intend to actually > *develop* something on that branch" :).
I was re-reading the backlog today, and saw this topic fizzled out. We obviously cannot fix third-party documentation that teach lies to people, but is there something we can do to improve our own documentation with respect to this confusion? As I wrote it elsewhere, I try to avoid the bareword "tracking" in general, and call the local branch you build on something like "your 'next' branch that forked from origin/next remote tracking branch" myself. Perhaps we can start from checking the documentation with such a phrasing discipline? -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html