Alternative master/main branch proposal (Re: ANN: renaming of master branch to "main" for core repository and submodules (dictionaries, help, translations))

Michael Weghorn m.weghorn at
Fri Mar 19 06:07:58 UTC 2021

On 18/03/2021 21.04, Luboš Luňák wrote:
> - We are not in any special position here, we are just one of the many
> projects using git. Therefore there does not appear to be any need to act on
> our own. Presumably the issue gets discussed also elsewhere, and discussing
> it here adds little to no value to it.
> - The git project is the source of the git tool, and appears to be a suitable
> place to discuss and set the trend here.
> Therefore, I propose that the decision to rename the master branch is
> postponed for as long as the git project does not take a definitive stance on
> it. That stance may take the form of e.g. the git project making a statement
> on it or changing their default and using it. Our decision can be then based
> on this input and may e.g. take the form of simply taking the technical
> decision to do what git does.


I don't have any hard feelings either way, but following upstream git 
sounds like a reasonable plan to me, in particular given this matter 
turned out to be so controversial.

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