This is, overall, very good! Still missing, I think is project management that spans multiple repos, a la, waffle.io, or am I missing something?
The announcement said that they provided higher level workflow via partners like waffle.io.
Looks like it’s getting all the features that GitLab ‘pioneered’.
To be fair, Gitlab certainly wasn’t the first to have project boards (assuming that’s what you mean by the quotes around pioneered). But I actually like thinking that Github is responding to Gitlab. I think that they’ve been too comfortable at the “top” of the pack, and the competition is obviously spurring on new features and growth. I’m all for the two competing, I use both for various projects.
I agree. I switched to GitLab for a few projects and after an initial phase of confusion I like it better than github now. It really is a nice project.
I flagged this as spam because it contains no technical content and can be found elsewhere. I don’t think it belongs on lobsters.
I would like to understand how it is different than the recent OpenBSD release or Vim 8.0 release (And while we are here, https://lobste.rs/s/bqkt8i/gitlab_8_5_released). None were flagged as spam by anyone and in the case of Vim, the post was a simple link to the Github release page without any technical or feature listing.
Your downvote come of to me more as an opiniated downvote than an actual concern about spam.
I don’t like software release posts in general because most of them are not interesting and the ones I care about I can read elsewhere. I agree that the vim post was low-effort enough for a special mention. Some reasons I flagged this GitHub one over the OpenBSD/vim posts:
I am concerned about spam, but yes my opinions made me take it out on this story instead of the others.
Maybe propose a new “announce” tag for release announcements, so you and others who read other sites for announcements can squelch them? (I hate other sites so I like getting these.)
That’s what the software tag is for ;)
Lobsters users seem to overlook the software tag pretty often. I think it’s because of the tag’s misleading name. Maybe we should rename it to “software-news”?
I second that.
You can always filter the software tag ;)
That’s a fair comment, but I do wonder where we draw the line? GitHub functionality is certainly import to many Lobsters users, so the announcement itself seems relevant…
From my perspective most of the “technical” material posted to Lobsters is fluff blog spam. GH adding new features is quite relevant to my day to day life as a technical professional, so I think it fits. “Can be found elsewhere” has never been a criterion against submission, and indeed the overlap between Lobsters and HN and /r/programming is quite large.
Looks very GitLabby, but that is a good thing. I use github at home and gitlab at work, so the more similar they are the easier it is for me to get throughmy work flow. The “kanban” board looks good.