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Pick your Default Branch

Most repos use the branch master as their default, but Git doesn't force this upon you and why should we? Now you can change it to whatever you want. This…

PJ Hyett
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GitHub API, take two

A lot of people were excited about the Issues release yesterday, but many asked for an API for it. Because we love you all and you're so good to us,…

Scott Chacon
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GitHub Issue Tracker!

It gives us great pleasure to announce our integrated issue tracking system! On repository pages you'll now see an "Issues" tab in the top menu. Here's a quick rundown of…

Tom Preston-Werner
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Pages 2.0

Prior to actually building GitHub Pages, we had been kicking around the idea for a while. I thought nobody would bother, Chris and Tom thought differently. I decided the only…

PJ Hyett
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Force a Gem Rebuild

In my crusade to improve our Gem support, I've added the ability for you to initiate a Gem build right from the interface. If your Gem build fails, it's often…

Tom Preston-Werner
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More Disk Space for All!

I hope everyone had a Happy 1234567890 Day! To commemorate the ultimate geek moment, we've decided to give you the ultimate geek gift: more disk space on every GitHub account!…

Tom Preston-Werner
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Repository Uploads

Edit: This feature has been replaced by Releases. This evening we rolled out a Downloads section for all repositories wherein repo members can upload files. Tag releases are also listed…

PJ Hyett
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CNAME support for GitHub Pages

Please read GitHub Help - Setting up a custom domain with Pages for the most up-to-date information on setting up a CNAME on your account.

PJ Hyett
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New Watchers/Forks UI

We've removed the Watchers tab (for good this time) and replaced it with a dedicated button in the Repo Details box. You'll also see the number of forks the repo…

Tom Preston-Werner
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While you were sleeping…

...we rolled out some big changes. Okay, not all of you were asleep. But some of you were. For one thing, the site should be much faster. Every page. ![](https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/391331/6141231/90a54842-b157-11e4-84fe-ba2b9418598b.png)…

Chris Wanstrath