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GitHub Actions: UI Improvements

We recently shipped several changes to improve the Actions user experience. These changes include adding backscroll to the Actions streaming logs and workflow pinning.

Actions streaming logs with backscroll is now generally available. Previously, an Actions job that was actively running would only stream the logs generated after the page was loaded. Logs emitted prior to the page loading would only be available after the job completed. This made it challenging to monitor the progress of jobs as they were running, particularly those that could take a long time to complete. Customers will now be able to visit the logs of a running job and immediately get the previous 1,000 log lines emitted. This will give you immediate context into the run’s progress and status.

We have also made it easier to navigate within the Actions tab. Customers can now pin Actions workflows to the top of the list (a maximum of 5 pinned workflows per repository) to make them easily accessible. When a workflow is pinned, it is visible to everyone with access to that repository. Any collaborator with write access will be able to pin or unpin workflows. In addition, all workflows, including required workflows, will be displayed in a single list. Disabled workflows will be sorted to the bottom of the list and will display a disabled label.

If you have any feedback you wish to share about these changes, please reach out in the GitHub Community Discussion.

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Another month means more exciting updates to GitHub Copilot Enterprise! 📆 Check out what’s new below:

  • Ask Copilot Chat in to summarize and answer questions about specific issues: Copilot can read an issue and answer questions based on its title, author, status, body, linked pull requests, comments, and timestamps. To learn more, see “Asking a question about a specific issue” in the GitHub Docs.
    • Try it yourself: Navigate to an issue on, and ask Copilot to Summarize this issue
  • Stop Copilot Chat in mid-response with the “Stop” button: If your question wasn’t quite right, you’ve already got your answer, or Copilot isn’t heading in the right direction, you can now stop Copilot mid-response with the “Stop” button, like you can in your IDE.

Got feedback on any of these updates or Copilot Enterprise more generally? Join the discussion within GitHub Community.

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Repository Updates April 30th, 2024

  • Deploy keys are now supported as a bypass actor in repository rules, allowing additional granularity for your automations. Previously for deploy keys to bypass a ruleset the Repository Administrator role was required.
  • Webhooks and GitHub Actions will no longer be run for any push that includes over 5000 branches. Clients will now receive the following warning indicating they have reached this limit. remote: warning: No webhooks or actions will be performed for this push as it updates more than 5000 branches.

Join the discussion within GitHub Community.

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