Commit 5739cdd2 authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii

Advise against unnecessary merges from trunk to feature branches.

parent 9539dc5d
......@@ -26,6 +26,14 @@ small number of "real" commits, but several "merge from trunks", it is
preferred that you take your branch's diff, apply it to the trunk, and
commit directly, not merge. This keeps the history cleaner.
In general, when working on some feature in a separate branch, it is
preferable not to merge from trunk until you are done with the
feature. Unless you really need some change that was done on the
trunk while you were developing on the branch, you don't really need
those merges; just merge once, when you are done with the feature, and
Bazaar will take care of the rest. Bazaar is much better in this than
CVS, so interim merges are unnecessary.
Or use shelves; or rebase; or do something else. See the thread for
yet another fun excursion into the exciting world of version control.
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