When GitHub creates merge commits, like to test whether a pull request can be merged cleanly or to actually merge a pull request, it now uses the
merge-ort is a relatively new Git merge strategy that is significantly faster (for example, complex merge commits that previously took 5 or more seconds to create are now created in less than 200 milliseconds) and addresses subtle correctness issues found in the
merge-recursive strategy. And because
merge-ort is the default merge strategy in the latest releases of Git, merge results are now more predictable and consistent between your local machine and GitHub.
GitHub Sponsors: change notice for the ‘custom amount’ setting
In order to streamline sponsoring maintainers, we're changing the custom amount settings for GitHub Sponsors. Starting October 3rd, 2022, all Sponsors profiles will have custom amounts enabled by default.
- On that date, if you haven't enabled custom amounts previously, we will set your minimum custom amount to either your lowest published monthly tier or your lowest published one-time tier, whichever is higher. If you wish to change the minimum, you can enable custom amounts on your Sponsors dashboard (if not already enabled), and then set it to your preferred minimum.
- If you set a minimum custom amount before October 3, 2022, it will remain unchanged.