[mapserver-dev] Default branch in github

Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com
Fri Aug 21 14:45:59 PDT 2015

Le vendredi 21 août 2015 23:05:30, Lime, Steve D (MNIT) a écrit :
> I'd be ok changing to master - being a git neophyte, is that hard to do?

Actually it is a github feature. In 3 clicks :
- from https://github.com/mapserver/mapserver, click on "Settings" in the 
right panel
- and in the page that appears, select master in the drop down list under 
"Default branch"

> The default being the stable branch isn't connect to mapserver/docs is it?

Not sure to understand your question, but each repository has its own set of 
Perhaps you were refering to the branch that is being used to build the online 
site ? I'm not familiar with that.

> Need to change the default to branch-7-0 for docs BTW.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Even Rouault [mailto:even.rouault at spatialys.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 3:54 PM
> To: Lime, Steve D (MNIT) <Steve.Lime at state.mn.us>
> Cc: mapserver-dev at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [mapserver-dev] Default branch in github
> Le vendredi 21 août 2015 22:46:41, Lime, Steve D (MNIT) a écrit :
> > I'd think users would want to work against the production branch (7.0)
> > but people that fork would go off master. So either could be correct
> > depending on perspective. What do other projects (e.g. GDAL) do? --Steve
> GDAL has just a git mirror, but its default branch is trunk (=master). Most
> other git projects I can think of point on master by default.
> Basing something against a stable branch require more care than master
> since there must be a stronger assessment of the gain / risk ratio in
> doing so. For example I've cherry picked into master commits from a few
> pull requests from someone who had based them (accidentaly?) on
> branch-7-0. Those commits were mostly cleaning memory leaks in error code
> paths, so I think there are more master material than for a stable branch
> (especially since it is quite likely that those error code paths are not
> tested by msautotest)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
> > [mailto:mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Even Rouault
> > Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 2:58 PM
> > To: mapserver-dev at lists.osgeo.org
> > Subject: [mapserver-dev] Default branch in github
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > The default branch in github is branch-7-0. Shouldn't that be master
> > instead ? Otherwise people that fork and hack are likely to use
> > branch-7-0 instead of master when submitting pull requests.
> > 
> > Even

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