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

Paul Spooren mail at aparcar.org
Sun Mar 5 09:56:45 PST 2023

Hi all,

For a better overview I created a voting count below:


In line with our previous votes, this one is open until the 20. March 2023.

I’ll also write a reminder to all absent members.


> On 27. Feb 2023, at 08:05, Felix Fietkau <nbd at nbd.name> 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
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