Need help to manage Multiple Release Branches [required Partial Merge for Continous Integration]

Hi there,

I have a very different requirement managing multiple release branches (unlike Git-Flow or using Master as only release branch). As i'm not a CLI expert so want to learn how can i achieve my requirements using Source Tree.

I'm quite sure that you guys will help me overcome these issues, thanks :)



Here is a very simple explanation of my problem.

[1]- ill have a baseBranch with a paid code from third party.

[2]- ill have another child branch of baseBranch which will have custom version (custom code edits etc) of that paid code and we name it "customCode".

[3]- ill have another child branch of "customCode" and will name it "customDesign" so paid code now have custom design changes.

[4]- Now i'll will have multiple branches of "customDesign" for different clients and each branch will b a release branch for that client .


Now this branch system will work as "OOP" where a superclass cant have a subclass functionality, but sub class may have super class functionality or override it.


Having said that:

- Merging will never work from bottom to top, [4].'s changes will never go into [3] [2] [1]. 

- Merging may work from top to bottom. For example, if i update paid code from third party in [1]. then ill b able to merge it back to [2] BUT keep my custom changes intact (Partial Merging).

- Same above rule apply from [3] to [4].


Please advise how can i do that using Source Tree.


Thanks again :)













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