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GitHub Announces Electron 1.0, Devtron and Unlimited Private Repositories

by on  May 11, 2016

GitHub has announced the Electron 1.0 milestone and a new pricing model including unlimited private repositories for paid plans.

Oracle to Close Java.net and Kenai.com Forges

by on  May 11, 2016 2

Oracle has announced that the Kenai.com and Java.net forges will be closed in approximately one year; project administrators have been advised to request all their project data so they can continue to operate elsewhere. The move seems to be aligned to other similar decisions in the market, after sites like Codehaus and Google Code also announced previous closures.

Mercurial 3.8 Released with New Fast Client for Mercurial Command Server

by on  May 07, 2016

Mercurial has reached version 3.8. This release brings cHg a new Mercurial command server client aimed to improve access to Mercurial API and circumvent potential licensing issues. Additionally, Mercurial 3.8 brings improvements to many commands and extensions, and various performance improvements.

GitLab Discloses Critical Vulnerability, Provides Patch

by on  May 04, 2016

GitLab has just announced a fix for a number of important security fixes, including a critical privilege escalation, and strongly recommends that all GitLab installations from version 8.2 onwards be upgraded immediately. InfoQ has spoken with GitLab’s Stan Hu, VP of Engineering.

GitLab 8.7 Released

by on  Apr 25, 2016

GitLab version 8.7 has been released, the latest in the company's monthly cycle. The newest version adds new features and creature comforts and makes some minor performance improvements.

GitLab and DigitalOcean Offer Free Hosting for GitLab CI to Open Source Community

by on  Apr 21, 2016

GitLab, maker of the homonymous Git-based code management and continuous integration platform, and Y Combinator cloud platform provider DigitalOcean have partnered to provide free hosting to the open source community to move their continuous integration to the cloud.

GitHub’s DGit Improves Reliability, Performance, and Availability

by on  Apr 07, 2016 1

GitHub has been quietly rolling out DGit, short for “distributed Git”, a new distributed storage system built on top of Git with the aim of improving reliability, availability, and performance of using GitHub.

Agile Epics in GitHub with ZenHub Epics

by on  Apr 05, 2016

GitHub-based project management solution ZenHub has recently introduced “Epics”, a new tool that provides a complete re-work of GitHub issues and issue management that aims to make it possible to fully manage product roadmaps inside of GitHub.

Git 2.8 Adds Improvements to Submodules, Identity Handling, and Windows Support

by on  Mar 29, 2016

Recently [announced](https://github.com/blog/2131-git-2-8-has-been-released) Git 2.8 brings many new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Among the most noteworthy are parallel fetch for submodules, an improvement to how Git handles a user's identity, and better support for Windows.

GitHub Introduces Reactions to Provide Feedback on Issues and Pull Requests

by on  Mar 14, 2016

Following on from the introduction of templates, GitHub has added another new feature, Reactions, that aims to allow developers to vote on issues, comments, or PRs using emoticons.

GitLab 8.5 Brings Improved Performance, Todos, and Geo-Replication

by on  Mar 02, 2016

GitLab 8.5 brings a host of new features and improvements, including a significant performance boost, especially when running very large instances; Todos, a new feature aimed to help keep track of pending tasks for developers; and GitLab Geo, only available for GitLab Enterprise Edition, that supports geo-replication to improve performance for geographically distributed teams.

RightScale Survey Highlights Cloud Trends: Multi-Cloud, Consolidated Governance, Skills Gap

by on  Feb 24, 2016

RightScale just released the results of their annual “State of the Cloud” survey which identifies trends in cloud adoption and usage. The key findings? Organizations are investing in both public and private clouds, security is no longer the number one challenge to adoption, Docker and Ansible are growing in popularity, and central IT departments are taking on a greater role in decision making.

GitHub Introduce Issue and Pull Request Templates, Direct File Upload

by on  Feb 23, 2016

GitHub introduced a new, highly requested feature that will allow project maintainers to define custom templates for issues and pull requests. Additionally, GitHub’s web UI now supports the possibility of uploading files.

GitHub Responds to 'Dear GitHub' letter

by on  Feb 12, 2016

GitHub has responded to the 'Dear GitHub' letter, with plans of how they propose to address the issues raised in the future.

GitHub Pages Moves to Jekyll 3.0 to Improve Performance

by on  Feb 09, 2016

According to GitHub, Jekyll 3.0 will make GitHub Pages faster and easier to use, though the switch will not be painless for all existing sites due to some features being removed in the process.

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