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

Adrian Schmutzler mail at adrianschmutzler.de
Sun Mar 5 11:53:30 PST 2023


I vote AGAINST the proposal for similar reasons as already presented by Jo.

I would probably vote differently in a future vote that actually proposes substantial technical or organizational improvement achieved by the change.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: openwrt-adm <openwrt-adm-bounces at lists.openwrt.org> On Behalf
> Of Felix Fietkau
> Sent: Montag, 27. Februar 2023 08:05
> To: OpenWrt Project Administration <openwrt-adm at lists.openwrt.org>
> Subject: [VOTE] Switch 'master' to 'main' branch for repositories
> 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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