[PATCH] glossary: explain "master" and "origin"

From: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>
Date: 2006-01-11 08:26:46
If you are a long time git user/developer, you forget that to a new git
user, these words have not the same meaning as to you.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>

---

 Documentation/glossary.txt |   11 +++++++++++
 1 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/glossary.txt b/Documentation/glossary.txt
index 2331be5..4ef7d2a 100644
--- a/Documentation/glossary.txt
+++ b/Documentation/glossary.txt
@@ -111,6 +111,17 @@ branch::
 	a particular revision, which is called the branch head. The
 	branch heads are stored in `$GIT_DIR/refs/heads/`.
 
+master::
+	The default branch. Whenever you create a git repository, a branch
+	named "master" is created, and becomes the active branch. In most
+	cases, this contains the local development.
+
+origin::
+	The default upstream branch. Most projects have one upstream 
+        project which is tracked, and augmented with local changes which
+        eventually get merged back. You never commit to this branch,
+	unless you are maintaining the upstream project.
+
 ref::
 	A 40-byte hex representation of a SHA1 pointing to a particular
 	object. These may be stored in `$GIT_DIR/refs/`.
-
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Received on Wed Jan 11 08:27:20 2006

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