releases

Subscribe to all “releases” posts via RSS or follow GitHub Changelog on Twitter to stay updated on everything we ship.

~ cd github-changelog
~/github-changelog|main git log main
showing all changes successfully

GitHub is where developers come to learn and celebrate what’s new in open source, and where maintainers share, collaborate and celebrate their community’s work. Starting today, two improvements to the release process on GitHub are generally available:

  • Maintainers can now automatically generate release notes, giving them a summary of all the pull requests for a given release.
  • The Releases UI refresh gives more clarity into what’s included in a given release and recognition for contributors in the community. We’ve also significantly overhauled pagination and introduced new search functionality.

Learn more about auto-generated release notes.

See more

GitHub is where developers come to learn and celebrate what’s new in open source, and where maintainers share, collaborate and celebrate their community’s work. Starting today, available in public beta, are two improvements to the release process on GitHub:

  • Maintainers can now automatically generate release notes, giving them a summary of all the pull requests for a given release.
  • The Releases UI gets a refresh giving more clarity into what’s included in a given release, as well as recognition for the contributors in the community. We have also fixed a number of papercuts including no longer showing tags on the releases list view and making videos playable in releases. This won’t be turned on by default in the beta, and will need to be enabled through the Feature Preview.

Learn more about auto-generated release notes, and how to opt-in into the Releases UI refresh here.

See more

You can now link discussions to new releases!

When drafting a new release, check the Create a discussion for this release box, choose a category, and publish. Your community will be able to react and comment on the release notes, giving projects more opportunities to celebrate and receive feedback. Release discussions are also available natively on GitHub Mobile.

enable discussion creation on a release

For more information, see GitHub Discussions, GitHub Releases and GitHub Mobile documentation.

For questions or feedback, join the conversation in GitHub Product Feedback.

See more