In May, we introduced the GitHub Changelog—a chronological list of user-facing changes to our platform. Subscribe to the changelog or follow the official GitHub Changelog Twitter account to read about updates as they happen.
Here’s a complete list of last month’s releases:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center is committed to supporting and enhancing the well-being of LGBTQ individuals, their families, and their allies.
The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center provides community, leadership, advocacy, services, and support to the Silicon Valley’s LGBTQ people and their allies.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.