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

Ted Hess thess at kitschensync.net
Sun Mar 19 12:25:57 PDT 2023

Hi folks -

Enough of this impossible discussion -- I would like to change my vote 
on this to 'NO'
for the reason of 'no technical value' and certainly a waste of time.


On 3/19/2023 11:07:17 AM, "Hans Dedecker" <dedeckeh at gmail.com> wrote:

>On Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 8:06 AM 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.
>NACK, I don't see any technical gains for the project.
>In the context of the OpenWrt project I'm not interested in politics
>>  - Felix
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