Implementing Git flow branching model

Here's my problem - We migrated from SVN to GIT a while back, but it has been hard to get my team avoiding merge to master before something goes to production.

As a result, I want to set up something which would force the user to merge to master only from a release/* or a hotfix/* branch. Is there any way (event a custom hook would help), that I can restrict the source branch to release/* and hotfix/* when the target branch is the master.


Please pardon my lack of knowledge on writing the hooks and  I'd really appreciate if someone could actually give me a hint on how to write this hook.


The model I am trying to implement is something like this -

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Here's a snippet from my Foxtrot Merge Blocker to help get you started:

public class MyHook implements RepositoryMergeRequestCheck {

public void check(@Nonnull RepositoryMergeRequestCheckContext context) {
    MergeRequest mr = context.getMergeRequest();
    PullRequest pr = mr.getPullRequest();
    PullRequestRef fromRef = pr.getFromRef();
    PullRequestRef toRef = pr.getToRef();
    Repository tR = toRef.getRepository();
    Repository fR = fromRef.getRepository();
    String fromBranch = fromRef.getDisplayId();
    String toBranch = toRef.getDisplayId();

    // etc... your logic goes here.
    // keep an eye out for PR's coming in from forks, though! 

    mr.veto("bad-source-branch", "THOU SHALL NOT MERGE");


Setting up your pom.xml and atlassian-plugin.xml is also a pain, but the atlassian hook tutorial should help get you started, or study some of the open source hooks out there (e.g., yacc).


p.s.  I'm the original author of the add-on Bit-Booster for Bitbucket Server.

Thanks a lot for the headstart. I would play around with this and see where I land.

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