This article was published on July 2, 2013

GitHub announces Releases, a workflow for shipping software to end users


GitHub announces Releases, a workflow for shipping software to end users
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GitHub has just announced the launch of Releases, a new feature which helps developers distribute the latest versions of their software to end users.

Of course, users have long been able to download specific branches, but now GitHub authors can define releases explicitly.

This means that you’re now able to quickly download the latest software release of any given GitHub project. It also means that past releases are far easier to browse.

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Simply put, if you’re searching for a specific version of an app, JavaScript plugin, or anything else on GitHub, you should have an easier time finding it. You can learn more about releases via the link below.

GitHub Releases

Hat tip: Cullen MacDonald

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