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GitHub Copilot Chat General Availability in JetBrains IDE

GitHub Copilot Chat in JetBrains IDEs is now generally available

Following our Private Beta, we are thrilled to announce Copilot Chat in JetBrains IDEs is now generally available (GA) for all our Copilot Individual, Business, and Enterprise customers.

Driven by GPT-4, GitHub Copilot Chat provides instant guidance directly within various JetBrains IDEs, such as PyCharm, IntelliJ IDEA, WebStorm, Rider, and more. This contextually-aware tool tailors suggestions to your specific coding tasks and even allows explicitly adding files for reference. It empowers developers to innovate efficiently by assisting with complex concepts, code explanations, unit testing, and many more use cases, all while effortlessly adjusting to your preferred language style.

How to get started?

If you were already using Private Beta:
– No further action is required. You can continue using the chat feature as usual.

If you haven’t enabled Chat and want to use GitHub Copilot Chat in JetBrains IDEs

  • Copilot Individual users: You automatically have access to the chat within JetBrains IDEs.
  • Copilot Business and Enterprise users: Your organization admins will need to grant you access to Copilot chat in IDEs. Once you have access, please consult our getting started guide

How to give us your feedback?

We are dedicated to continuous improvement and innovation. Your feedback remains a crucial part of our development process, and we look forward to hearing more about your experiences with GitHub Copilot Chat for JetBrains IDEs. Please use this link to share your feedback or ideas on how to improve the product.

Join the discussion within GitHub Community.

Node16 has been out of support since September 2023. As a result we have started the deprecation process of Node16 for GitHub Actions. We plan to migrate all actions to run on Node20 by Spring 2024.
Following on from our warning in workflows using Node16 we will start enforcing the use of Node20 rather than Node16 on the 13th of May.

If you would like to test this ahead of timer, you can choose to set
as an ‘env’ in their workflow or as an environment variable on your runner machine to force the use of Node20 now.

To opt out of this and continue using Node16 while it is still available in the runner, you can choose to set ACTIONS_ALLOW_USE_UNSECURE_NODE_VERSION=true
as an ‘env’ in their workflow or as an environment variable on your runner machine. This will only work until we upgrade the runner removing Node16 later in the spring.

Removal of Operating System support for non-Node20 OS versions

To support this change, we will be removing the Action runner support for the following operating systems which do not have official support for Node20:
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
– CentOS 7
– Oracle Linux 7
– Debian 9
– Ubuntu 16.04
– Linux Mint 18
– openSUSE 15
– SUSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 12 SP2
– Windows 7 64-bit
– Windows 8.1 64-bit

To find out more about our currently supported OS versions, please read our public docs

What you need to do

For Actions maintainers: Update your actions to run on Node20 instead of Node16 (Actions configuration settings)
For Actions users: Update your workflows with latest versions of the actions which runs on Node20 (Using versions for Actions)

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We’re excited to announce the launch of our redesigned Support Portal! Our aim is to enhance your support experience, and we’ve tailored the portal with your needs in mind.

The redesign focuses on increased user-friendliness, accessibility, and intuitive navigation, enabling us to provide you with more personalized content. This ensures you can quickly and easily find the answers you’re looking for.

Whether you have a question, an issue, or a suggestion, our Support Portal is designed to help you get the most out of our products and services.

Explore the new look at and share your feedback with us!

transition between the old support portal to new

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