re: Replacing master in git VIEW POST


Nicely done! I've been using "unstable" for a while now, just due to my sheer love of Redis (this is their main branch name) - - - AND the fact that I have a healthy skepticism about whether any given commit I make will actually work 😉

Pulling in fewer cultural connotations is bonus! ✌️


This is confusing since to me "master" = "release" branch and the unstable branch is "develop". Of course I have about 20 repos and like 18 of them have no develop branch. So changing "master" to "unstable" and having no releases is more accurate for me! Using unstable would be a warning to everyone.


I think I'm going to name mine 'disturbed' and let THAT be a warning to everyone. 🤣


Yeah I think Redis specifically likes to just discourage people treating their default branch as the source of truth. So I think that can be helpful in some legitimate measure. I've worked on teams where it's like, "master is sacred". Also valid, just depends on the local attitude


Haha, I've never heard of the unstable branch before, but that's a nice touch. If my imposter syndrome is kicking in that day, I'm not sure I would have enough courage to push to an unstable branch 😆


Is it implying that the HEAD of the default branch is the unstable release and Tagged versions are stable releases?

Yeah, and they also hang onto release branches in addition to the tags


Nice to know I'm not the only one affected by imposter syndrome. haha!

No no no. I belong precisely because I ship errors 😉 mistakes are fun and universal 🌌


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