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Design improvements to GitHub Actions navigation

We've made exciting design improvements to GitHub Actions to promote better discoverability and accessibility. The improvements include:

  • An improved navigation experience that makes it easier to search workflows and workflow runs.
  • Added structure to better represent the hierarchy between caller and called reusable workflows.
  • A better mobile experience that is more consistent and supports multiple viewports.

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For questions or to share your feedback, visit the GitHub Actions community.

On September 5, 2022, we reverted a recent change to our indirect pull request merge logic that was causing some pull requests to be incorrectly marked as merged. This could happen if a pull request's head branch was force pushed and resulted in the pull request showing no new commits compared to the base branch. The original change went live on August 1, 2022 and caused confusion about why some pull requests were marked as merged by a contributor who did not have the necessary permissions. It also had the side effect of removing the "first time contributor" flag from these contributors without them having made an accepted contribution by the repository maintainers. Depending on repository settings, this could have allowed first time contributors to run GitHub Actions workflows based on their branches.

At no point were users able to push changes or merge pull requests in repositories to which they did not have appropriate authorization. After the change was reverted, GitHub conducted an investigation into any bypasses of the "first time contributor" flag and found no evidence of abuse.

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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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