[VOTE] Switch 'master' to 'main' branch for repositories

Sungbo Eo mans0n at gorani.run
Sun Mar 5 06:50:58 PST 2023

On 2023-02-27 16:05, Felix Fietkau wrote:
> Hi all,
> More and more projects are switching their repositories to use the
> 'main' branch instead of the 'master' branch. This also includes many
> Linux upstream trees as well. Some trees are even removing their
> 'master' branches already.
> I think this is becoming more and more mainstream and expected of
> projects, so we should do the same.
> I would like to propose the following:
> 1. Change the git server side to automatically update the 'master'
> branch, whenever an update is pushed to 'main'.
> It's important to have a long transition period in order to avoid
> breaking downstream users' workflows.
> 2. Change the git server side to refuse a push to 'master' if 'main'
> exists. This avoid accidental branch divergence
> 3. Developers simply change their git configs to always push to 'main'
> Once this change is well established, we can look into removing
> 'master', but we should definitely take our time with that.
> - Felix

Neutral on this.

Though I don't feel the strong urge to rename the main branch of an
existing repository, I'm okay with it if there are already many examples
of successful conversion and if we are ready to deal with additional
(un)expected chores.

Thanks Paul for the links, those were quite helpful for me. :)

Best regards,

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