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The public beta Activity Overview of Organization Insights for GitHub Enterprise Cloud will be deprecated on January 5, 2024. Since its initial beta launch in 2019, the amount of data calculation and storage required for these views has proven untenable in its current format and the underlying service will be taken offline later in January. Metrics-specific integrations such as Cauldron are available to read, store, and visualize your organization’s data via the GitHub API, as well as more general-purpose data visualization platforms such as PowerBI or Grafana. The Dependency Insights feature will not be impacted.

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Beginning January 8th, 2024, we will be making changes to the repository insights UI and API on GitHub for repositories with over 10,000 commits. The targeted UI and API have very low usage and rely on a legacy service we’re moving away from.

User Interface Updates

We are removing the following data:

  1. Under Insights > Contributors, we are removing addition/deletion counts for repositories with over 10,000 commits, as well as the dropdown that shows the graphs associated with additions and deletions. All the commit counts and commit count graphs will remain unchanged.
Current page Repos with over 10,000 commits after the change is made
The current Insights > Contributors tab The new tab which shows no dropdown for additions and deletions, and no addition and deletion counts
  1. Under Insights > Code Frequency, we will only show data for repos with under 10k commits.
Current page Repos with over 10,000 commits after the change is made
The current Insights > Code Frequency tab which shows a graph of additions and deletions over time The new tab which shows that there are too many commits to generate this graph

REST API Modifications

Alongside the UI changes, the following API changes will be implemented:

  1. The REST API responses for repositories with 10,000+ commits will report 0 values for the addition and deletion counts to improve performance. This impacts the /repos/{owner}/{repo}/stats/contributors endpoint to get all contributor commit activity
  2. The /repos/{owner}/{repo}/stats/code_frequency API endpoint will return a 422 status code for repos with 10,000 or more commits.
    • This is different from the previous two because this endpoint only returns additions/deletions, which we will no longer return for repos with over 10k commits. The previous two endpoints also return the total number of commits, which we will continue to generate.

For users who continue to need detailed addition and deletion statistics for large-scale repositories, we suggest using the following Git command, as described in the Git documentation:

git log --pretty="format:%m%ad----%ae%n%-(trailers:only,unfold)" --date=raw --shortstat --no-renames --no-merges

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2022-04-22 Update: Out of an abundance of caution due to the legacy nature of the app, we have moved up the deprecation timeline and the shutdown is effective immediately.

The Pull Panda and Pull Analytics services will be shut down on June 21, 2022. In the past year since shutting down Pull Reminders and Pull Assigners in favor of code review assignment and scheduled reminders, there has been a significant decrease in the usage of the remaining Pull Panda features.

While there are not immediate replacements for all of the Pull Analytics features, work is underway to incorporate analytics features natively into GitHub. The recently released Insights features for the new projects experience is a first step in this direction, and more features will be released in the future.

If you have any feedback about code analytics features that GitHub should support natively, please join in the discussion.

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Get insights on your Discussions community with the new dashboard called Community in the Insights tab. This dashboard gives you a quick way to monitor the following:

  • Number of Discussions, Issues, and Pull Requests open over time
  • Page views of Discussions over time, segmented by logged in vs anonymous users
  • Daily Discussions contributors over time
  • New Discussions contributors over time


For more information, see GitHub Discussions documentation.

For questions or feedback, visit GitHub Discussions feedback.

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