What does the "Main branch" settings in Repository details means?
We noticed that if we change Main branch, if you create a new branch, then. the Main branch is the default "destination" when you want to merge it back. Is this the only use for the Main branch setting?
Is there any problem in making our "Main branch" the "Development" branch instead of "master"?
Just as you two have commented on, in Bitbucket 4.8.5 there is no "main" branch setting, however there is the Default Branch setting on the same Repository Details page with the description:
Select the default branch for browsing and cloning the repository. Git chooses the "master" branch by default.
Therefore, just as you suspected, it should not have any undesired effects by setting this to Development, especially if you're worried about accidentally committing or merging into the Master.
As a project manager, I have discovered that different developers want to bring their previous branching method with them when they join the team. Some developers are used to performing individual wo...
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