Posts by

Risk Olson

@technoweenie

Making GitHub More Open: Git-backed Wikis

We've been hearing a lot of great feedback regarding our current wiki system. Today, we're launching the first phase in a rollout of a completely rewritten Git-backed wiki system to…

Easily Filter Notifications by Repository

We added a special header to all outgoing repository and direct message notifications that should make it much easier to filter emails: Direct messages get a List-ID of user.github.com, while…

Meet Nodeload, the new Download server

I recently launched the first GitHub node.js project: nodeload. Nodeload replaces the ruby git archive download server. Basically, any time you download a tarball or zip file of any repository…

How we deploy new features

There's been some recent discussion about rolling out new features. Ross at Flickr talked about using flags and flippers. Forrst mentioned their use of user buckets. The nice thing about…

Scheduled DB Maintenance Today @ 22:00 PST

UPDATE: The upgrade ran without problems. We will be performing some maintenance on the database tonight (Monday, June 21, 2010) at 22:00 PST. We will temporarily disable background jobs while…

GitHub OAuth2 Support

My GitHub side project, Calendar About Nothing, has just been updated with GitHub OAuth2 support. I'll be posting implementation details tomorrow in our API forum if any developers want to…

Annotated Downloads

I just pushed a feature that optionally uses annotated tags to describe your project's downloads. Check out how Rails describes their v2.3.5 release: Ruby on Rails 2.3.5 * Improved Ruby…

API Forum Grand Opening

We just opened a dedicated API forum for all announcements, questions, and feature requests. To mark the occasion, we already have a summary of today's updates, and a proposed change…

Scala Projects Classified Properly

We just fixed an issue where some Scala projects were being misclassified as Java projects. Now, recent projects like Twitter's FlockDB and Gizzard show up in the Scala language dashboard…