GitHub Desktop 3.1.5 improves support for force pushing and fetching through the newly added Repository menu items as well as supporting pull request notifications on forks. This release also comes with many great contributions (12 changelog entries! ✨❤✨) from our open source contributors.
Force-pushing and Fetching
Previously, a user could only force push after an action such as rebasing. Now, when users find their branch in any diverged state, they can opt to use the force push Repository menu item. For example, a user can force push when commits exist on the remote that they are sure they want to overwrite.
Similarly, a user may find themselves in a new local branch they are not ready to publish, yet they want to fetch to see if there are any new changes on their main branch they would want to merge in. Instead of having to switch branches, they can use the Repository menu item to fetch those changes.
Notifications for Forks
If you have been enjoying our Pull Request notifications on your repositories, you will be happy to hear that with 3.1.5 those same notifications are supported on forks.
Open Source Contributions
We love the help we get from the open source community, providing many fixes and improvements for everyone to enjoy.
Thank you @angusdev for contributing all these fixes:
Hide window instead of hiding the app on macOS
The repository change indicator is visible if repository list item is selected and in focus
Tooltips are positioned properly if mouse is not moved
Tooltips of long commit author emails wrap to multiple lines
Clone repository progress bar no longer hidden by repository list
Close repository list after creating or adding repositories
Thank you @tsvetilian-ty for adding support for JetBrains Toolbox and JetBrains Fleet editor for Windows.
Thank you @zipperer for adding support for emacs editor.
Thank you @patinthehat for adding support for JetBrains PhpStorm and WebStorm editors
Thank you @daniel-ciaglia for adding support for VSCodium as an external editor.
Thank you @Shivareddy-Aluri for adding the ability to copy tag names from the commit list.
Thank you @j-f1 for improving the the diff view by adding highlighting to Arduino's .ino files as C++ source.
This week, we’ve shipped a new experience for creating issues directly from Projects, improved sorting by custom fields across all layouts, and fixed a few bugs.
📝 Create issues in a snap with the new issue creation dialog
Create new issues quickly and easily by clicking the + icon on the omnibar and selecting Create new issue. Add labels, select a milestone, and assign to a teammate without ever leaving your project.
🗂 Sorting by field values on the board layout
Sort by field values on the board layout to easily organize your work items within your board columns. Select a sorting field from the view configuration menu to reorder items within each column, and move your items freely between columns while still maintaining the sorted order.