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Project board automation and template updates

We’ve made some changes to project automation that will provide you with more control when managing issues and pull requests in a project. Previously, issue and pull request cards behaved the same when they were added and moved across the board. Now you can specify different actions for them, like creating separate columns for in progress or reopened issues and pull requests.

Automation settings in a column

Template updates

Simplify the process of managing bugs with the new “Bug triage” project board template. It features “To do”, “High priority”, “Low priority,” and “Closed” columns for better bug tracking.

The “Automated kanban” template has also been updated for automated workflows and now places newly-added pull requests to the “In progress” column. New issues will still appear in the “To do” column.

Changing your settings

With the feature flag enabled, anyone with write access can manually configure new issue and pull request automation options on existing projects.

To configure these settings in existing projects, click Manage Automation on the columns you wish to update. For new projects, access the changes by setting up a project with the “Automated kanban” template, or by clicking Manage Automation on any columns you manually create.

Read the documentation to learn more.

Your Pride Month uniform is here: Get the shirt that gives back


For the fourth year running, we’re kicking off Pride Month with limited-edition GitHub Pride and Trans Pride Shirts that help you show some pride and support the work of LGBTQ organizations while you do it.

Get your new favorite tee while you can. They’ll only be in the GitHub Shop until September 30.

Shop the shirts



Our new shirt design adds a little extra :heart: to your sleeve with retro ‘80s-inspired artwork in colors representing the pride and trans pride flags. The best part: For every shirt you buy, we’ll donate proceeds to some inspiring groups who are helping the LGBTQ community—find more information about their work below.

LGBTQ organizations you’ll be supporting

Jewish Family & Community Services (East Bay)

Rooted in Jewish values and historical experiences, and inspired by the strengths of the diverse communities they serve, Jewish Family & Community Services (East Bay) promotes the well-being of individuals and families by providing essential mental health and social services through every stage of life. Funds will be specifically marked for LGBTQ refugee services.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline works to end transgender suicide and improve overall mental health of transgender people through education, advocacy, and direct service. They empower transgender people to help one another and to shape our collective efforts by drawing upon our wealth of individual experiences.

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center

The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center is committed to supporting and enhancing the well-being of LGBTQ individuals, their families, and their allies.

Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center

The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center provides community, leadership, advocacy, services, and support to the Silicon Valley’s LGBTQ people and their allies.

UCSF Alliance Health Project

The mission of the UCSF Alliance Health Project is to support the mental health and wellness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities in constructing healthy and meaningful lives.

Updated GitHub Privacy Statement and Terms of Service are in effect

Last month, we let you know of some updates to our Privacy Statement and Terms of Service and asked for help from our community. Thanks to everyone who commented and contributed feedback in our Site Policy repository, the updated Privacy Statement, Terms of Service, and Corporate Terms of Service are now in effect!

The updates

What this means for you

Updates to our Privacy Statement and Terms of Service are in effect as of today, May 25. You can accept them by continuing to use GitHub. Again, thank you so much to our user community for helping us improve our terms. Please let us know if you have any questions about the updates.

Announcing GitHub Desktop 1.2

GitHub Desktop 1.2

A fresh release of our Electron-based Desktop app is here! GitHub Desktop 1.2 ships with new features and enhancements that help you stay up-to-date with your coworkers’ changes and keep you in sync with your team.

Compare branches

Now you can compare your branch to any other branch in the repository, like your master or base branch, and merge that work into your current branch—and there’s more to come.

Multi-file select

In previous versions of GitHub Desktop, you could either perform actions, like discarding changes, on one file at a time or all files at once. Now you can select multiple files to perform an action on by holding down Shift or Command/Ctrl and clicking on the files you want selected.

Community involvement

GitHub Desktop is open source. Thanks to our community, we’ve merged 26 contributions from 18 different contributors. Since launching 1.1 in February, we’ve fixed bugs, improved existing features, and extended GitHub Desktop. In fact, our multi-file select feature started as a pull request from our community :heart:. We’d love to have you join us and contribute to future versions of Desktop.

Check out our release notes to learn more.



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