[mapserver-dev] Motion: rename default 'master' branch to 'main'

Rahkonen Jukka (MML) jukka.rahkonen at maanmittauslaitos.fi
Wed Jan 13 03:07:49 PST 2021


-Jukka Rahkonen-

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Lähettäjä: mapserver-dev <mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> Puolesta Jeff McKenna
Lähetetty: tiistai 12. tammikuuta 2021 22.54
Vastaanottaja: 'MapServer Dev Mailing List' <mapserver-dev at lists.osgeo.org>
Aihe: [mapserver-dev] Motion: rename default 'master' branch to 'main'


Some may remember a past discussion here about possibly renaming our 'master' branch to a less insensitive name as 'main'.  It was decided to wait a bit, as Github stated that by January 2021 it would make it easier to change the default branch name (https://github.com/github/renaming).

I have checked our settings today and indeed it is now possible through the regular settings.

For our code repository, 'MapServer', here is the dialog window before pressing the 'rename branch' button: https://pasteboard.co/JJlr3xy.png

For those not wanting to click an external link, it states that Github will automatically:
- update 8 pull requests targeting this branch across 6 repositories
- update 1 branch protection rule that explicitly targets 'master'
*note that renaming this branch will not update your members' local environments

For our documentation repository, 'MapServer-documentation', here is the dialog window before pressing the 'rename branch' button: 

As you can see the impacts on the documentation are less because there are no open pull requests etc.

So, it is a good time to move forward with this.  Could there be some other impacts?  Possibly, but I believe it is worth trying now, and we can adapt if necessary.

I motion to rename the default 'master' branch to 'main' for the MapServer and MapServer-documentation repositories.

I'll start with a +1

PS. happy 2021 to everyone


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