Tag: dist-git

Git repo branch name changes

The Fedora Project envisions a world where everyone benefits from free and open source software built by inclusive, welcoming, and open-minded communities.

The Fedora Project Vision

In line with the Fedora vision, we just completed some changes to the git branch names used on src.fedoraproject.org and elsewhere. We removed the “master” branch for those repositories. For rpms and containers, the default branch is now named “rawhide”, with a symref (alias) of “main”. For flatpaks, “stable” is the default/only branch. The fedpkg tool is updated on all supported released to accommodate this change.

For now module repos are unchanged. We are awaiting improvements in the branch/repo requesting tool to allow module owners to request only those specific named branch streams, since “main” and “rawhide” don’t make sense in that context.

For a list of other impacted repositories, see the change proposal. Of course, other repos have been migrated by their owners independently.

If you have a repo checked out with the master branch still, you can run: git fetch && git switch main

This work is part of a larger effort across the technology industry to be more inclusive in the language we use. See Rich Bowen’s Nest With Fedora keynote, for example. If you encounter any trouble, please file a ticket in the infrastructure issue tracker.

Using source-git to maintain packages in Fedora

Some time ago, we initiated a discussion on the devel list if dist-git is a good place to work. This thread received a great amount of wonderful feedback from you and we are so grateful for every messageit demonstrates the passion of the Fedora community.

If you are not familiar with how packages are being maintained in Fedora or what dist-git is, let me give you a quick summary. Every Fedora package has a dedicated git repository—a dist-git repository. It contains files needed to compile the sources and produce a binary RPM package which you can install on your Fedora Linux system. As an example, you can look at firefox dist-git repository.

This blog post is a followup to the discussion and lays out a concrete plan of what we want to do.

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