GitHub Enterprise Server 3.9 Introduces Time-Based Roadmap for Project Management

Project management: GitHub Enterprise Server 3.9 brings time-based roadmap

GitHub Enterprise Server (GHES) has released its stable version 3.9, following the appearance of a release candidate. This version brings various improvements to GitHub Projects, secret scanning, and code scanning, with the aim of enhancing collaboration, observability, and workflow speed for development teams.

GitHub Projects, a planning tool for project teams, was first introduced as a beta version in version 3.8. In the latest release, GitHub Projects receives a new roadmap layout and automation features. The tool now offers tables for filtering, sorting, and grouping of issues and pull requests, allowing for better progress tracking. While still in the beta stage, additional functions have been added, including a new roadmap layout that displays issues and pull requests over time within a configurable timeframe. Vertical lines can be inserted to highlight key dates, providing an overview of workload and milestones.

Two new workflows have been introduced to help keep projects up to date. The Auto-add workflow monitors selected repositories and adds issues based on user-defined rules, such as labels or milestones. The auto-archive workflow, on the other hand, removes closed items that have been inactive for a long time, contributing to project organization.

GitHub Advanced Security users can benefit from new tools for code scanning and secret scanning. Code scanning with CodeQL can now be defined through the security tab in repository settings, eliminating the need for .yaml files. Additionally, a detailed status page has been introduced to help teams troubleshoot misconfigurations and scanning errors. Secret scanning now includes the ability to scan for custom patterns on push, which can be defined at the repository or organization level. This feature aims to prevent secrets from entering the code base.

GitHub Enterprise Server 3.9 offers on-premises and cloud-based download options, with an upgrade wizard available for older versions. Users can refer to a blog entry for more information on these new features and capabilities.

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