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GitHub Actions: larger Hosted Runners now support `-latest` tag

GitHub now supports using the -latest image label on your larger hosted runners. With the -latest label developers can be sure that their workflows use the latest available GA image in GitHub Actions.

In general the -latest tag is used for the latest OS image version that is GA. You can find more information about the different image versions in our runner-images repository.

Interested in learning more about larger hosted runners? Read the announcement here or sign up for the beta here.

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Now more than ever flexibility is not only needed for how we work, but where we work. Stay connected and up to date on your work with GitHub Projects on GitHub Mobile, now in public beta. This marks the first milestone to bring GitHub Projects to your hands, so that you can track issues and projects from anywhere at any time. We would love for you to try it out on iOS TestFlight or Google Play (Beta) and give us your early feedback.

Let’s take a look at what you can do.

Access GitHub Projects

With GitHub Projects on GitHub Mobile you can quickly access the projects you need through a repository, organization, or your own user profile.

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Switch Views

You can view items as they’ve been configured and grouped and easily switch views on your projects to find what you need. Just tap on the title bar on top to pick a view from the pull-down menu. Project tables are rendered in a list layout for a simplified experience that still conveys all the necessary information you need for planning and tracking on the go. With collapsible buckets you can hide and reveal information as you wish for a better overview when you plan for a feature or track a sprint.

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Custom fields and quick actions

All your custom fields, such as status, category, priority, and iteration, are rendered as glanceable metadata pills in the list. Long-press on a project item to quickly edit these fields, delete the item, or preview its content so you can keep everything up to date and organized. Want to leave a comment on a specific issue? Simply tap on the preview and write a message in the issue detail view.

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Tell us what you think

GitHub Projects on GitHub Mobile is available today from Google Play (Beta) or iOS TestFlight.

There’s a lot more to come, and we’re excited to keep you updated as we make GitHub Projects on Mobile even better. In the meantime, we want to hear from you. Leave us your thoughts in GitHub Mobile Discussions, by tapping Share Feedback in your app profile, or reviewing our app in the Play Store or iOS App store.

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24-July-2023 Update: Our telemetry shows significant usage of these commands so we have decided to postpone the removal. To learn more, visit the latest changelog post.

To avoid untrusted logged data to use save-stateand set-output workflow commands without the intention of the workflow author we have introduced a new set of environment files to manage state and output.

Starting today runner version 2.298.2 will begin to warn you if you use the save-state or set-output commands via stdout. We are monitoring telemetry for the usage of these commands and plan to fully disable them on 31st May 2023. Starting 1st June 2023 workflows using save-state or set-output commands via stdout will fail with an error. Our telemetry shows significant usage of these commands. Given the number of impacted customers we are postponing the removal.

Patching your actions and workflows

If you are using self-hosted runners make sure they are updated to version 2.297.0 or greater.

Action authors who are using the toolkit should update the @actions/core package to v1.10.0 or greater to get the updated saveState and setOutput functions.

Action and workflow authors who are using save-state or set-output via stdout should update to use the new environment files.


A workflow using save-state or set-output like the following

- name: Save state
run: echo "::save-state name={name}::{value}"

- name: Set output
run: echo "::set-output name={name}::{value}"

should be updated to write to the new GITHUB_STATE and GITHUB_OUTPUT environment files:

- name: Save state
run: echo "{name}={value}" >> $GITHUB_STATE

- name: Set output
run: echo "{name}={value}" >> $GITHUB_OUTPUT
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