Use these names for your Git branches.
Use the format
|user||Your GitHub username||If branch is a shared effort and issue is provided.|
|issue||Jira issue key or GitHub issue number||If username and/or issue are provided.|
|topic||Some description of the branch||If issue is provided.|
We release from the mainline branch, and therefore don’t use release branches.
This lowers maintenance overheads, but requires that we always keep
master in a releaseable state.
Release preparation branches
According to the Release Checklist, these are of the form
Mainline branch is
master - for consistency.