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Updates to repository pages

We are rolling out a few minor updates to the user experience for GitHub repositories starting today, in order to be more responsive, performant and more easily accessed by a broader range of users.

Repository Overview:
Screenshot of repository overview page showing entering a letter to expand to go to file menu.

  • Go to file: Quickly get to the file you want from the top of every repository using our existing code search and navigation experience.
  • Special files: If you have Code of Conduct, License, or Security files in your repository, they are now shown in tabs alongside your README.

Screenshot of branches page showing the overview tab for branches of GitHub Docs repos.

  • Status checks: At a glance, see the status checks’ details on any branch.
  • Stale Branches: The overview page for branches no longer defaults to showing stale branches to improve load times. You can still easily see stale branches by clicking the “Stale branches” tab.

Screenshot of Commits page filtered by date and user.

  • Filters: New commits filters allow you to sort by users or limit results to specific date ranges.

These changes have been in a feature preview for the past few months and thanks to community insights, we’ve made several improvements that allowed us to now exit the preview, and bring these enhancements to everyone on GitHub. Join the conversation about this release in the community discussion.

In October, we launched the beta of Repository Custom Properties, enabling you to attach key-value pairs to repositories in your organizations. Among many scenarios, one of the key components we had envisioned was the ability to filter your repository properties. Making it easier to find exactly the set of repositories you were looking for.

Starting today, you can enable a new list view for repositories. This update improves accessibility and performance and introduces a new filter bar supporting properties.

To enable select New organization repositories view option in the feature preview dialog.

PNG Custom Properties Feature Preview.

Learn more about managing custom properties for your organization and managing rulesets for your organization.

Head over to the community discussions to share your feedback.

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GitHub Enterprise Server 3.11 is generally available

GitHub Enterprise Server 3.11 is now generally available.
With this version, customers have access to tools and features that provide a better understanding and visibility into the security of their code.

Highlights of this version include:

  • Scale your application security testing with code scanning's default setup, which now helps you to schedule weekly scans and deploy across your organization in just a few clicks.
  • The new Activity view makes viewing repository history much easier by showing activities like pushes, merges, force pushes, tag changes, and branch changes.
  • Prevent secret leaks with data-driven insights and new metrics on secret leak prevention in security overview.
  • A GitHub CLI extension for the Manage GitHub Enterprise Server API to interact with your GitHub Enterprise Server instance via the gh command-line interface.

To learn more about GitHub Enterprise Server 3.11 read the release notes,
or download it now.
If you have any feedback or questions, please contact our Support team.

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