A problem I am facing and a problem I am seeing others face is the inability for a 'hotfix/' branch to be merged to master and develop branches. I have seen many an unanswered StackOverflow question about this same issue.
Many companies, including my own, use the git-flow or GitFlow WorkFlow (Atlassian Documentation). This requires that a hotfix is created based on the master branch and be merged back into the master and develop branch.
Atlassian documentation on the matter alludes that this feature exists. See, Making a Pull Request - Tutorial, specifically the section titled: "Gitflow Workflow With Pull Requests". It describes exactly, and correctly, how the workflow should work. I can not find this feature anywhere in bitbucket.
If it exists and I can not find the feature - I apologize, please point me in the right direction.
Otherwise, a more succinct version of my request is:
- When a branch is prefixed with either of the following prefixes it should be merged to master and then develop branch.
- Should only happen if you have the branching workflow enabled for your repository
Please feel free to reach out to me with any other questions.