GitHub: What is a “wip” branch?
When I was browsing GitHub repositories I quite often saw “wip” branches (e.g.
3.1.0-wip). What does “wip” mean?
I couldn’t find the answer anywhere – neither on Google nor on GitHub:help.
2 Solutions collect form web for “GitHub: What is a “wip” branch?”
Conventionally, “wip” stands for “work in progress”.
On GitHub, pull requests are prefixed by
[WIP] to indicate that the pull requestor
- has not yet finished his work on the code (thus, work in progress), but
- looks for have some initial feedback, and
- wants to use the continuous integration infrastructure of the project. For instance, TravisCI, CodeCov, and codacy.