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Comparing Tags On Different Branches With GitHub

I recently compared two tags on github using the “compare” dropdown, and it displayed unexpectedly few changes between the tags. However, one of the tags was from a different branch and by default GitHub doesn’t show the other differences between the branches. To see other differences besides the tagged commit compared to the main/master branch, you need to change the “…” in the compare url to “..”.

Now, I’m thinking it’s probably a good idea to avoid making tags from non-master/main branches.

More info: GitHub Docs