Keep up-to-date with Github repositories

Today, we want to show you a convenient way to keep track of commits and releases happening in a Github repository using feediary.

Subscribe to a respository feed

Let's say we want to get informed about new releases of eleventy, the static site generator used for this blog.

As a first step we open feediary and navigate to Add new feed. There we can enter the URL of the Github repository (in this case https://github.com/11ty/eleventy) and click "Add feed".

Choose the feed you want to add. Commits - GitHub - 11ty/eleventy: A simpler static site generator. An alternative to Jekyll. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML. Releases - GitHub - 11ty/eleventy: A simpler static site generator. An alternative to Jekyll. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML.

You will get to a new page where you could choose between two available feeds. One will notify you about all new commits in the repository (the one starting with Commits -) and the other will notify you about all new releases.

For our example, we choose Releases as we want to know if there is a new release, want to see what changed since the last version, if there is anything we should be aware of before updating and get informed if there is a security update. This all helps us to decide if we want or may even need to update our version for this blog.

Release notes from eleventy. Showing all items/releases from the eleventy Github repository

For developers it is really useful to keep up-to-date with Github repositories and by using feediary this is pretty easy.

If you become a PRO member you can also create a new list and add all your Github feeds there, making it even more convenient to stay up-to-date.

If you are not using feediary by now, why not give it a try and Sign up. Get started for free and become a PRO member later any time.