Enhanced Dependabot Version Updates on GitHub

Aug 24th, 2023Product
  • GitHub has released a new Dependabot feature allowing developers to group multiple version updates into a single pull request.

  • Grouped updates simplify dependency management, reduce the risk of breaking changes, and decrease manual workloads for developers.

  • Users can define groups of dependencies in the dependabot.yml file, specifying options to include or exclude certain dependencies.

  • The feature supports grouping by dependency type, patterns, or update types, but does not allow grouping for security updates.

  • This feature is available for those with appropriate permissions to configure in a repository, aiming to streamline the update process.