GitHub Enterprise releases are all about offering large companies more of GitHub to deploy in their own environments, and today’s release is no exception. We’ve added a number of features that improve speed, flexibility, security, administration, and more.
Smarter caching on the server side now optimizes the initial counting objects phase of all Git network operations. This drastically reduces the CPU time required by Git network operations, allowing more simultaneous clones and fetches without increasing the load on the Virtual Machine. You’ll also find Git
pull to be an order of magnitude faster, especially for large repositories.
See what’s happening across all projects on GitHub Enterprise in one place, from users and organizations to issues, pull requests, and code review comments. The Activity Dashboard compiles all this data and presents it in easy-to-read graphs, along with past data from the same time period.
You can now better configure GitHub Enterprise to your company’s LDAP setup. Nested user groups are supported, users can change their username and still be mapped to the same distinguished name, and you can specify the name of attributes to map to imported fields.
More options for blocking force pushes enable you to configure settings as you need. You can now block force pushing for a specific user, on the default branch of an organization’s repositories, and for all branches on a single repository.
Update: After this morning’s announcement, we noticed an issue with the original 11.10.340 release and have issued a patch release with a fix. All links in the blog post above now redirect to the correct release notes and download page. We’re sorry for any confusion this may have caused. If you have any issues with the newest release, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.