The Comment Box Becomes More Consistent and Accessible

We are excited to announce a significant update to the comment box used in GitHub issues, discussions, and pull requests, aiming to refine and enhance how you interact and collaborate. This release is a testament to our ongoing efforts to provide an exceptional user experience, making GitHub more intuitive, consistent, and accessible across the platform.

A screenshot of the new comment box

The updated comment box is designed to integrate seamlessly with the existing GitHub environment, ensuring a familiar yet improved experience for all users. Highlights and improvements include:

  • Enhanced User Experience: The newly revamped comment box brings an elevated experience to a wider range of users across various devices. With this update, we've enhanced the responsiveness and streamlined the markup to better accommodate keyboard and screen reader users. This ensures a uniform and smooth user experience across issues, discussions, and pull requests, promoting seamless communication and collaboration.
  • Consistency and Familiarity: Our design philosophy for the new comment box was clear: keep it familiar, make it better. We’ve developed the updated version to closely resemble the original while enhancing it with improved accessibility, consistency, and ease of use across various screen sizes. The transition for you will be smooth, with no disruptions to your workflow.
  • Commitment to Accessibility: This update contributes to our continuous journey to make GitHub more accessible to everyone. The comment box now aligns more closely with our accessibility commitment, enhancing the experience in features such as issues, pull requests, and discussions. Check out our Accessibility Commitment to learn more about how we are making GitHub more inclusive.

We are excited for you to experience the new comment box and we welcome feedback to continue improving GitHub for everyone.

GitHub is introducing GPU hosted runners for GitHub Actions to provide teams working with ML models to have a single platform to build, test and deploy from.

GPU accelerated Builds

GitHub enables teams working with GPU accelerated ML models as part of their applications to fully adopt Actions as their DevOps platform to test and deploy their services. These new runners empower teams working with models such as large language models (LLMs) to run these more efficiently as part of their CI/CD process, empowering teams to do complete application testing, including the ML components, in Actions.

We know that developers and data scientists love GitHub Actions. Data scientists are moving away from ‘working in isolation’ towards a model of ML Ops and trying to understand how this feeds into the wider DevOps practices of their teams.

These runners will be entering private beta in November.


Click here to join the waitlist for the private beta.

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GitHub secret scanning protects users by searching repositories for known types of secrets such as tokens and private keys. By identifying and flagging these secrets, our scans help prevent data leaks and fraud.

We have partnered with Onfido to scan for their tokens to help secure our mutual users in public repositories. Onfido tokens allow developers to interact with Onfido's API in order to integrate secure and reliable identity verification solutions into their applications and services, helping to enhance user onboarding processes and protect against fraud. GitHub will forward any exposed tokens found in public repositories to Onfido, who will then notify the customer about the leaked token. Read more information about Onfido API tokens.

GitHub Advanced Security customers can also scan for and block Onfido tokens in their private repositories.

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