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Updated dates for Actions runner using Node20 instead of Node16 by default

Following on from our announcement of the end of Node16 support we have a new timeline for Node16 end of life in Actions.

On June 30th 2024, we will change the default from Node16 to Node20.
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

We will then continue to monitor Node16 usage and will communicate a timeline for the removal of Node16 at the start of October, based on the volume of continued use. This means that customers who use the environment variable to continue to use Node16 now have until October to complete their migrations.

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The GitHub Enterprise Server 3.13 release candidate is here

GitHub Enterprise Server 3.13 gives customers more fine-grained control over deployment requirements, and enhanced security controls. Here are a few highlights:

  • We are introducing a new feature for repositories called custom properties, a major enhancement to how repositories are managed and classified across GitHub organizations. Properties offer a flexible way to add meaningful metadata to your repositories that simplifies repository classification, enhances discoverability, and seamlessly integrates with rulesets. Check out the demo! For more information, see custom properties for repositories.
  • Elasticsearch will be upgraded from version 5 to version 8, when the appliance is upgraded to 3.13. Elasticsearch powers all search experiences in GHES including code search and audit logs. Upgrading ES5 to ES8 allows the platform to take advantage of better performance and improved security posture in ES8. For more information regarding what to expect during ES8 upgrade, see Preparing for Elasticsearch upgrade in GHES 3.13. Downnload the 3.13 RC candidate now, upgrade your staging environment and share your feedback with us!

  • Enterprise and organization audit log events now include the applicable SAML and SCIM identity data associated with the user. For more information, see Reviewing the audit log for your organization.

  • Developers who use devcontainer.json files to define their development containers will now be able to use Dependabot version updates to keep their dependencies in the container up-to-date. Once configured in dependabot.yml, Dependabot will open PRs on a specified schedule to update the listed dependencies to latest.

  • Pull Requests rebases are now faster! Under the hood, rebase commits now use the merge-ort. Rebases that timed out for large repositories before are now a lot more likely to be successful.

  • Using Project Status Updates, you can now provide high level details on the status, timing, and progress of your project, directly from the project! This makes it easy to know and share with others how your work is progressing, any risks, and a history of when and why something changed, all in the same place where you’re tracking your work.

Release Candidates are a way for you to try the latest features early, and they help us gather feedback to
ensure the release works in your environment. They should be tested on non-production environments.
Read more about the release candidate process.

Read more about GitHub Enterprise Server 3.13 in the release notes,
or download the release candidate now.
If you have any feedback or questions, please contact our Support team.

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Updating our announcement we made on the 16th of April, we have a new timeline for the removal of multi-labels for larger runners.

Brownouts will now be run on the 29th of May between 18:00 and 20:00 UTC, during this time multi label larger runner jobs will fail to start. Customers will then no longer be able to use multiple labels or target non-name labels on larger runners after the 17th of June.

To prepare for this change and avoid any disruption, please ensure the runs-on: references only the runner name in your workflows prior to the dates above.

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