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Codespaces prebuilds optimization

Today, we're releasing updates that will optimize prebuilding codespaces for your repositories. With these updates, as long as there is an active prebuild for a given repository, branch, and devcontainer combination, you will be able to spin up prebuilt codespaces for it, even if the latest prebuild workflow for that branch might be failing. This ensures fast codespace creation most of the times regardless of any breaking changes that may be adversely affecting the latest prebuild update.

Repository admins will have the option to disable this optimization if needed by going to their prebuild configuration page under advanced options.
screenshot to disable prebuild optimization

For more information, see Configuring prebuilds for your repository.

If you have any feedback to help improve this experience, be sure to post it on our discussions forum.

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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