When a lot of people contribute on the same project it is impossible not to use some kind of version control system to track the evolution of the development. Because we love open source solutions and use GitHub to publish our code it was natural to use Git as a version control system.
We are going to give you a deeper insight of contributing to the code in chapter: contribute. Here we are trying to keep the focus on the structure of the repository.
Basically the development happens in forked repos so that is not our concern what structure you use. When sending a PR to the upstream there are some guidelines according to branching and naming conventions, though.
Master stands for the absolute upstream, most of the development happens on this branch. If you want to contribute a new feature of you should send your Pull Request against this branch.
Older version of the project.
X.X stands for a version number 3.5/3.6/3.7 of the project. These branches receive mostly bug fixes.
Every other branch either adds a new feature of fixes a bug. We used to prefix all feature
f/ but we no longer maintain this practice.
If you send a bug fix, use the
fix- prefix, like
fix-memleak-in-queueing. If you implemented a new feature,
use some descriptive name for your branch, like