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Issues forms beta for public repositories

Issues submitted to open source projects often lack important information. Markdown issue templates can help by providing text that contributors can remove and replace with their own input – but sometimes contributors can miss details or get confused.

New, YAML configured issue forms enable maintainers to build structured forms with required fields and easy-to-follow steps so that they can capture every important detail.

User submits an issue via issue forms.

Issue forms are now available in beta for all publicly accessible repositories.

Learn more about issue forms and send us your feedback.

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Today we are announcing new beta features within GitHub Issues, with better ways to plan, track, and manage projects.

Read more on the GitHub Issues page or in the FAQ.

✨ NEW – Project planning for developers

Available in limited public beta

Built like a spreadsheet, project tables give you a live canvas to filter, sort, and group issues and pull requests. Tailor them to your needs with custom fields and saved views. Sign up for the beta now.

  • Prioritize your work across repositories with a new spreadsheet-like table
  • Extend issues with custom fields with support for text, number, date and single-select types
  • Change custom field values right from the issues sidebar
  • Filter, sort, and group by any field
  • Instantly switch between project tables and boards
  • Save your view options to share with your team
  • Build custom workflows with a GraphQL API to access project issues and metadata
  • Use cmd + k to bring up a command palette that lets you filter, sort, group, and manage views

✨ NEW – Break issues into actionable tasks

Available in public beta

When lists of tasks are created in markdown and referenced in another issue, this will now create a dynamic relationship that helps you break down your work and track it to completion. Convert text into issues quickly after brainstorming ideas with your team, and stay up to date on progress now that tracked issues are automatically checked off when closed.

  • Create task lists of issues and pull requests
  • Quickly convert text into issues
  • Track status of tasks with progress indicators
  • See which issues another issue is being tracked in
  • Automatically update the status of a task when the tracked issue is closed

View the progress of your issues and see how work is related with task lists

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The latest release of the CodeQL CLI supports creating CodeQL databases for multiple languages in a single command. This makes it easier for customers using CI/CD systems other than GitHub Actions to run code scanning analysis. Previously, these users had to use the separate CodeQL Runner. The Runner will continue to be available, but the recommended way to handle multiple languages in your codebase is to use the CodeQL CLI directly.

To use this new option:

  • Download the updated CodeQL bundle, which includes the updated CodeQL CLI.
  • Check out your codebase at the Git reference you want to analyze.
  • Create CodeQL databases for the supported languages in your codebase using codeql database create. You need to specify a parent directory for the databases using the --db-cluster option, and the -l option for each language you want to create a database for.

After creating the databases, you must run codeql database analyze separately for each language. Use the --sarif-category option, setting different values for each language. Specifying this option lets code scanning know that each SARIF file it receives from these analyses should be retained. Similarly, you must also run codeql github upload-results separately for the SARIF file generated by each analysis.

For more information about setting up the CodeQL CLI with your CI system, see "Running CodeQL CLI in your CI system."

The new codeql database create option for creating databases for multiple languages in a single command is available in CodeQL 2.5.6 and later. The CodeQL bundle includes both the CodeQL CLI and a compatible set of queries.

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