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Matthias Lischka

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Travis CI and gh-pages branch

To my surprise Travis CI does ignore the gh-pages branch by default. The branch will not be listed in Travis CI and builds will not be triggered. My problem was that I had a repository with only one gh-pages branch. It contained some static html content that i wanted to html-proof.

Easy solution was to create a master branch instead, change the github pages branch and the github default branch to that master and delete the old gh-pages branch.

Another possible solution would be to explicitly enable the gh-pages branch in the .travis.yml file

branches:
   gh-pages: true

But i saw no extra beauty in that. Imho it is weird that the gh-pages branch is blacklisted by default.

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