GitHub has given GitHub Enterprise Server (GHES) a lot of new functionality with version 3.9. The update should enable developers to collaborate better and provide more observability.
In the new version of GHES, GitHub Projects gets more functionality. The tool allows developers to better collaborate with each other on development projects and projects. New functionality includes a time-based view option and the ability to resolve issues in a standardized way with tools such as issue forms.
A new roadmap layout has also been introduced for visualizing issues, “puling” requests over time and creating issue forms so team members provide the right content.
In addition, GitHub Actions in GHES 3.9 now offers two new workflows. The workflow auto-add monitors selected repositories when specific issues are added to change their rules.
Auto-archive keeps projects clean and tidy by removing any item that has been closed for longer than a certain amount of time.
Safer code and other updates
The CodeQL scanning tool has been added to reduce code vulnerabilities. This allows developers to scan for sensitive information with a single push and prevent vulnerabilities from going into production with a few clicks.
Furthermore, GHES 3.9 now allows users to more reliably scale self-hosted runner. For this, the solution supports the Kubernetes-based Actions Runner Controller.
Developers also get more management and insight options for GHES with improved logging, new upgrade tools and more updates to the audit log.
GHES 3.9 is generally available effective immediately.