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Bazaar Version Control by Janos Gyerik

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The human gatekeeper workflow

This is one of the most common distributed workflows. In this workflow, collaborators have read-only access to the mainline branch, and can propose their own branches for merging into the mainline. The maintainer of the mainline is the gatekeeper, who reviews merge proposals and either accepts and merges the branch into the mainline or rejects the proposal with comments.

If a branch was rejected, its author can fix the problems and commit them in the same branch, and propose it again for merge. This cycle can continue for as long as necessary, until finally the branch can be accepted and merged into the mainline.

Overview

The general flow with two collaborators and a gatekeeper looks similar to the following:

The important ...

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