[flang-dev] [llvm-dev] Renaming The Default Branch
Mike Edwards via flang-dev
flang-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Dec 7 07:59:22 PST 2020
Currently there are two issues I would like to address:
1) While we understand new commits to the 'main' branch are somewhat slow
to synchronize (about 5 minutes) to the old 'master' branch, we are not
planning to address the issue at this time. Developers will notice an
immediate improvement by migrating their workflows to the new 'main'
branch. We advise everyone to stop relying on 'master' and migrate to the
'main' branch as soon as possible.
2) As Hans just pointed out, the automation we have in place to make
commits post to the mailing lists is not working correctly. I will be
looking into this today and hope to have it resolved soon.
On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 6:35 AM Hans Wennborg <hans at chromium.org> wrote:
> One issue that I noticed is that it seems all commit emails now go to
> the llvm-branch-commits mailing list. For example,
> was pushed to 'main', but still went to this list which is supposed to
> be for commits to release branches and such.
> Is there some way that can be fixed?
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 7:38 AM Mike Edwards via llvm-dev
> <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > The change to the default branch setting has been completed. The new
> default branch for the llvm-project is now 'main'. Pushes to the 'master'
> branch will no longer be accepted. Please update your workflow to use the
> new 'main' branch. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this
> process. I hope everyone has a nice, productive day.
> > Respectfully,
> > Mike Edwards
> > On Behalf Of the LLVM Foundation
> > On Sun, Dec 6, 2020 at 9:54 PM Mike Edwards <mike at sqlby.me> wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> This is a reminder the process to rename the default branch to main
> will begin in approximately 10 minutes. An update will be sent to the
> lists once the process has been completed and the branch is open to receive
> new commits.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Mike Edwards
> >> On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 3:56 PM Mike Edwards <mike at sqlby.me> wrote:
> >>> Hi Everyone,
> >>> Many tech communities, including GitHub and Git, have moved away from
> term “master branch” and replaced it with “main branch” in an
> >>> effort to remove unnecessary references to slavery and use more
> inclusive terms. This was also discussed on the LLVM-dev mailing list
> >>> and there was strong consensus from LLVM Developers’ that the LLVM
> Project should also rename our master branch as well. Now that
> >>> an industry standard name has been selected by GitHub, the LLVM
> Project can begin the renaming process of the default branch to “main”.
> >>> This change will occur at **06:00GMT on Monday December 7, 2020**
> (time is **GMT**, please adjust for your local timezone).
> >>> To make this as easy as possible we plan to do the following prior to
> November 20, 2020:
> >>> * Create a new branch named 'test-main' on the llvm-project repository
> >>> * This branch will be read-only except for the llvmbot account
> >>> * Setup a GitHub action to mirror commits from 'master' to
> ‘test-main' automatically
> >>> * Allow the configuration to soak for a few days to ensure
> everything works
> >>> * Create a new branch named “main” on the llvm-project repository
> >>> * This branch will be readonly initially
> >>> * Reuse the previous Github Action to mirror master to main
> >>> * This configuration will stay in place until cutover takes place
> on Dec. 7
> >>> On December 7, 2020:
> >>> * We will lock the master branch and change it to be readonly (with
> the exception of llvmbot)
> >>> * Switch the GitHub action to mirror commits from the new main branch
> back to the old master branch
> >>> * Make a few test commits to ensure the GitHub action is functioning
> as expected
> >>> * Open the main branch to commits from community members
> >>> * In parallel we will begin to work through the rest of the llvm
> organization repositories to update branch names as well
> >>> * We will update the developer policy to reflect the change in workflow
> >>> On January 7, 2021:
> >>> * We will remove the ‘master’ branch from all repositories in the llvm
> >>> As we work towards December 7, 2020 we are going to set up a test of
> this system on a fork of the llvm-project
> >>> in order to simulate the cutover. If we encounter any issues we will
> update the community on llvm-dev.
> >>> We expect the llvm-project repository to be unavailable to developers
> for approximately 1 hour while the
> >>> switch is made. Lockout will occur promptly at 06:00GMT on the 7th.
> Certainly if we finish sooner, we will
> >>> update llvm-dev to let everyone know the repository is available for
> use once again.
> >>> We know this has been a long process and we want to thank everyone for
> their patience. We look forward to getting
> >>> the project completed soon.
> >>> Respectfully,
> >>> Mike Edwards
> >>> On Behalf Of the LLVM Foundation
> > _______________________________________________
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> > llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
> > https://lists.llvm.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/llvm-dev
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