[Bioc-devel] EXTERNAL: Resolve mismatch between master and release branches

Marcel Ramos m@rce|@r@mo@perez @end|ng |rom ro@we||p@rk@org
Mon Mar 22 23:59:03 CET 2021

Hi Sarah,

The release branch is meant for bug fixes that ensure the stability of 
the code.
It does not usually include 'updates' from the devel.

The way to cleanly do this is to hard reset to a previous commit. The 
where your packages version was bumped for the 3.12 release. You
can then force push the release branch to your GitHub repository
RELEASE_3_12 branch.

After emailing Nitesh and he would apply a force push to the Bioc git

You will then be able to apply your changes from the devel branch by
cherry-picking those changes** onto the release branch.

** your changes in the devel branch should be atomic, meaning they do not
include version bumps, so that cherry-picking is easier, if that is not 
the case
you may have to apply a diff or manually update the version.


Hope that helps.



On 3/22/21 4:43 PM, Sarah Voisin wrote:
> Hi,
> I have updated the master branch of my MEAT package yesterday (
> https://github.com/sarah-voisin/MEAT), and I tried updating the release
> branch as well (RELEASE_3_12), but I must have messed up since the release
> branch is now 7 commits behind master and 3 commits ahead, and I am stuck.
> How do I do this again cleanly so I can push all changes from the master
> branch to the release branch without messing up further?
> Thank you for your help.
> Kind regards,
> *Sarah Voisin*
> *Senior Lecturer*
> Institute for Health and Sport (IHES)
> Victoria University, Footscray Park Campus, VIC 3011 Australia
> *Email*: sarah.voisin.aeris using gmail.com
> *Office phone*: +61 3 9919 5744
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Marcel Ramos
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Dept. of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
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