Re: How to propagate critical fixs from master to develope branch.
- Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:00:13 +1100
- From: Andrew Ardill <andrew.ardill@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: How to propagate critical fixs from master to develope branch.
On Fri, 23 Nov 2018 at 04:23, Mgr Georg Black <georg.black@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello everyone.I red git manual but I can't figure out how to propagate critical change from master branch to long live develop branch. I red chapter about rebasing that I think could solve it but at the end of this chapter is written that it's not recommended for pubic repositories. I don't know how to do it without merging develop branch to master.
> I'll appreciate list of orders very much. :-)
> Thanks for any info or link.
A lot of what to do comes down to how you and your team work, and your
ongoing maintenance needs are.
The two methods I've seen used are to either cherry-pick the critical
change on top of whichever branches need it, or to build the change
from the oldest branch point that has the error, and then merging
those changes up to any maintained branches.
The cherry-pick method is quick and dirty, and doesn't require much
The 'hotfix branch' method requires a bit more work to set up, but can
make it easier to see where the change is coming from and where it has
been applied. This fits in with the 'git flow' development methodology
(but doesn't require it).
A pretty good discussion of these ideas can be found at