While Git offers many benefits in our case compared to a large database system, developers who are familiar with Git repositories are also familiar with the Git workflow, which doesn't match the workflow when working with a cauldron repository. For example, developers working in a Git repository might be tempted to fork, branch, and issue pull requests for a cauldron, but should retain from doing so.

A Cauldron should only be updated using Electrode Native CLI commands. You should not update the Cauldron 'manually'. If you update a cauldron manually, you take the risk of bypassing all compatibility checks performed by Electrode Native and you de-synchronizing the container version and the yarn locks. Only exception to this rule is if you need to setup some config objects in the Cauldron (container generator, manifest), as Electrode Native doest have any CLI command yet to write configuration to the Cauldron.

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