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

Bruno Friedmann bruno at ioda-net.ch
Wed Jan 13 07:51:06 PST 2021

Eventualy extended to all projects under github.com/MapServer ?
Of course all of them doesn't have the same priority degree.

On mardi, 12 janvier 2021 21.54:16 h CET Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Hi PSC,
> 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:
> https://pasteboard.co/JJluDt6.png
> 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
> -jeff
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