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We're currently evaluation the usage of cQL - see https://github.com/baloise/open-source/issues/245 Description of the issue While doing that (on this very basic repository: https://github.com/arburk/fishbone) ...

question
MarkusTiede opened Oct 26, 2020
6 comments

It is likely this has been overlooked but it's also likely that it wasn't added to prevent any sort of muddying up a guide meant to only serve with marketing content, and if it's the latter ...

megbird opened Oct 26, 2020
1 comment

Adds query help files in rst format to a new Sphinx documentation project.

documentation
jf205 opened Oct 26, 2020
main query-help-tests

The only real change is this new call callInputStep(f, _, _, _, _) inside reachesReturn, which pulls some context into reachesReturn to make the result of the predicate smaller. The rest is just moving ...

JS
erik-krogh opened Oct 26, 2020
github:main erik-krogh:pruneReturn

This PR makes a couple changes to the API for TextExpanderElement. - Exposes a setMenu function that allows us to set the contents of the menu. This is necessary for something we're working ...

steves opened Oct 26, 2020
github:main steves:add-new-functions

This commit adds integration tests that run commands using the CLI. This change introduces a number of enhancements in order to get there. 1. Augments the index-template.ts file so that it downloads ...

aeisenberg opened Oct 26, 2020
github:main aeisenberg:add-cli-integration-tests
no

no

SuperLeaf1995 opened Oct 26, 2020
36 comments
github:master SuperLeaf1995:patch-1

What article on docs.github.com is affected? Publishing Docker images (and markdown file on GitHub) What part(s) of the article would you like to see updated? Update usage of docker/build-push-action ...

actions content ecosystem
mmkal opened Oct 26, 2020
1 comment

GHCR supports: - Docker v2 image spec - OCI image spec - Docker manifest lists/OCI image indexes Screen Shot 2020-10-26 at 10 14 52 AM Why: - The info around what image types supported by GH ...

ecosystem packages
markphelps opened Oct 26, 2020
5 comments
main fix-ghcr-image-formats

Description This PR moves our nascent list of generic file extensions to its own file, following approval from @lildude in #5059. Template removed as it doesn't apply.

Alhadis opened Oct 26, 2020
master generics-list
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