Network graph link is missing after a git merge --no-ff

Hi everyone,

I am maintaining a repository with three main branches: master, develop and 2.0.0-develop, the latter being a development branch for a long-term future breaking release. My workflow is pretty much as follows:

  • Main development happens on develop.
  • Develop is merged into master when a release is ready.
  • Master is merged into 2.0.0-develop, which generally causes a bunch of merge conflicts I have to resolve.

I generally manage to get a pretty graph showing where the merge happens such as this one (from top to bottom the branches are develop, master and 2.0.0-develop):


However lately the link between master and 2.0.0-develop doesn’t appear anymore, which makes it rather difficult to visually track where the merge happened.

Once master has been updated, I generally perform the following actions:

  • git checkout master
  • git pull
  • git checkout 2.0.0-develop
  • git merge --no-ff master
  • Solve merge conficts, git add, git rm as needed
  • git commit -m "Merge branch 'master' into 2.0.0-develop"
  • git push

Until very recently this used to be enough for a link between branches to appear in the network graph, but now it only shows the commit alone in the branch as if a fast-forward had been performed, which is not what I want.

How can I get the network graph on GitHub to display that link without having to resort to making a pull request directly through GitHub?

Thanks in advance for the answers.