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.

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  • 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

    1. has not yet finished his work on the code (thus, work in progress), but
    2. looks for have some initial feedback, and
    3. wants to use the continuous integration infrastructure of the project. For instance, TravisCI, CodeCov, and codacy.
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