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Copilot Extensions now in Limited Public Beta

GitHub Copilot Extensions Limited Beta announcement

GitHub Copilot Extensions is now in Limited Public Beta. With extensions, you can now extend the capabilities of GitHub Copilot Chat and enhance the experience to perform a wide range of actions across third-party tools, services, and data. Create feature flags, check log errors, access API documentation, and even deploy your application to the cloud all through natural language.

We’re starting with GitHub Copilot Extensions from DataStax, Docker, Lambda Test, LaunchDarkly, McKinsey & Company, Octopus Deploy, Pangea, Pinecone, Product Science, ReadMe, Sentry, and Teams Toolkit on the GitHub Marketplace. In the coming weeks, all users will be able to access extensions from Stripe, MongoDB, and Microsoft (including Teams Toolkit and Office) on Visual Studio Marketplace for VS Code as well.

Sixteen GitHub Copilot Extensions from GitHub Copilot partners laid out as grid of tiles

Currently, access to Copilot Extensions is limited to a small set of users and we are planning to gradually roll out larger-scale access as we learn more & gather feedback. To learn more about Copilot Extensions and how to use them, check out the documentation and the GitHub Marketplace.

If you’re looking to build a GitHub Copilot Extension, there are several ways. Join the Copilot Partner Program to explore opportunities to bring your developer tools and services into the GitHub Copilot ecosystem and have extensions light up across all supported clients (VS Code, Visual Studio, and If you’re looking to build a VS Code extension specifically, documentation is available here.

Questions or suggestions? Join the conversation in the community discussion.

GitHub Actions has recently made changes to the available macOS runner images and the GitHub meta API. Below is a summary of the changes and possible impact to your use of GitHub-hosted macOS runners:

macOS latest migration

GitHub announced in April 2024 the general availability of macOS 14. As of today, we have completed the migration and all macos-latest workflows now use macOS 14.

macOS 11 deprecation and removal

In January 2024, GitHub announced the deprecation of macOS 11 and the removal of the runner image by June 2024. The macOS 11 runner image will be removed on 6/28/2024. We recommend updating workflows to use macos-14, macos-13, macos-12, or macos-latest. Reminder emails will be sent to those who have used the macOS 11 runner image in the past 30 days. Jobs using macOS 11 will temporarily fail during scheduled time periods to raise awareness of the upcoming removal. The schedule can be found below:

  • June 17 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST
  • June 19 2024, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
  • June 24 2024, 3:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST
  • June 26 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

macOS runner IP ranges

Developers and teams have requested that Actions separate macOS runner IP ranges from the rest of Actions so they can allow list them. As of today, developers can isolate macOS runners from the rest of Actions in the GitHub API by using the actions_macos object. The IP addresses may change periodically due to new hardware being brought online or maintenance being performed. To ensure that developers have the most up-to-date information, the IP addresses are refreshed every Monday at 12:30 PM EST.

You can always get up-to-date information on our tools by reading about the software in the runner images repository. For more information on how to use the GitHub API, please see our docs. If you run into any problems or need help, please contact GitHub Support.

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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.

Join the discussion within GitHub Community.

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