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Vote: What do you prefer for parallel stories development? New branch OR New forked repo

mandarbadve profile image Mandar Badve ・1 min read

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Mac Siri

If we are talking about OSS with a lot of contributors, it makes more sense for each developer to fork the repo.

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Glenn Stovall

That's a good point! Context is important for this question.

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Adrian B.G.

A new repository for a story (a group of small tasks)? That sounds like an overkill. Repositories carry some operational overhead like users, policies, pipelines and security access, and others ...

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Mandar Badve Author

I agree about the overhead. How about, developer can create her/his own personal forked repo and she/he can create pull request to it's parent repo? This way we can get rid of overhead.

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Sam (NBTX)

But then wouldn't they end up just using branches to prevent merge commit hell?
By which point they may as well just work on a branch on the main repo...

Plus, that approach could get kind of messy when groups of developers are working on stories.

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Glenn Stovall

We always use new branches. Personally, I don't see any benefit to creating an entire new repo. It also makes code easier to share since we don't have to manage permissions on a per-repo basis.

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