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GitHub Desktop improves submodule support and now supports multi-commit diffing

GitHub Desktop 3.1 improves submodule support and now supports multi-commit diffing.

Submodule support just got much better from GitHub Desktop by providing a more detailed “diff” when they have changes. You will now know whether submodules are just pointing at a different commit or if there are changes within them that you must commit. You can also open the submodule at the click of a button!

Screenshot of GitHub Desktop displaying a submodule diff

You can now also see all the changes across multiple commits by just selecting them. That way, you can be certain about the changes you’re about to push or merge onto another branch, and make sure no unintended changes are included in them.

Screenshot of GitHub Desktop displaying multi-commit diffs

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The functionality for GitHub Enterprise Cloud customers to configure audit log streaming to AWS S3 with OpenID Connect (OIDC) is now generally available. Audit log streaming configured with OIDC eliminates storage of long-lived cloud secrets on GitHub by using short-lived tokens exchanged via REST/JSON message flows for authentication.

For additional information, please read about setting up audit log streaming to AWS S3 with OpenID Connect.

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Actions on GitHub Mobile

Actions are coming to GitHub Mobile! You can now view and manage your pull requests on the go.

Tapping on checks when viewing a pull request now leads to a vastly improved experience, including the ability to view a workflow-run, its jobs and even the logs of completed steps inside.

A run did not go as planned? No problem. GitHub Mobile now supports re-running single jobs, failed jobs as well as entire workflows directly from your mobile device. For checks that are already running, support for cancellation has been added as well.

Read more about GitHub Mobile and send us your feedback to help us improve.

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