We aim to make the DAML community the most inclusive, friendly, and fun place we can, and that can mean breaking with conventions that no longer seem appropriate.
The naming of our default branch
master, while very common in the industry, can be seen as offensive to some of our intended audience. Therefore, we have decided to start moving all of our repostories’ default branch names from the historically-charged
master to the more accurate
main label. Like all things naming-related in the computing world, this is unfortunately not an easy change to implement, so it will take some time to get all of our repositories up to date.
The most tricky repository is the DAML Connect one (digital-asset/daml), which requires a substantial amount of coordination with other systems. For this reason, the change on that repository has been scheduled for December 26th, when we expect little activity.
Other repositories will be updated in a more ad-hoc fashion. Please bear with us through this transition and contact us if it generates any issue on your part.