[Mesa-dev] Rename "master" branch to "main"?

Jason Ekstrand jason at jlekstrand.net
Mon Aug 3 16:15:53 UTC 2020

On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 11:12 AM Kenneth Graunke <kenneth at whitecape.org> wrote:
> Seems reasonable to me...in the old Subversion days, we called it
> 'trunk'...then 'master' with Git...but calling the main development
> branch 'main' is arguably the simplest and most descriptive term.
> One thing we'll have to coordinate: getting Gitlab CI / Marge and the
> Intel Mesa CI to switch over at the right time, so we don't end up
> breaking/interrupting those services.  Should be easy, just requires
> a bit of coordination.

Yup, I threw Daniel onto the CC of this e-mail explicitly for that
reason.  We may also want to coordinate with the rest of fd.o so that
everyone chooses the same new mainline branch name.  I just added
Michel to the CC as he's doing lots of CI stuff and might be a good
person to help coordinate there.  I certainly don't want to pull the
rug out from under anyone.


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