GitHub Upgrade – 2.16.6

The 2.16.6 update is a small update, targeting a few behind-the-scenes bug fixes, and applying OS-level security patches. 

Notable Bug Fixes

  • Release assets uploaded via the Releases API would fail if the asset is larger than 1GB.
  • Some pull requests and issues were purged completely when restoring the repository right after deleting it.
  • When creating a new repository, default repository visibility input could have the wrong value selected.
  • Links to the security alerts help documentation were incorrect.

We will be applying the patch at 5:00 PM EST on April 12.