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59 points by amitmerchant 6 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments

I made https://cantor.bubbleapps.io/ to address the same issue. It emails you when an an organization you follow creates a new repo.

How does this work?

There are a few other solutions to this problem at https://github.com/isaacs/github/issues/50

- You create an issue with the link of the organisation

- Using GitHub webhook, an event is triggered to see if the org is already being followed

- If not, a record is created (organisation name, public repo count, issue id etc)

- Every 6 hour, (for all organisations) a cron job checks if the org has any extra public repositories

- In case of any new repository, a comment is created with the links to the new repositories

Do you plan to publish the source code of your cron script and related stuff? I was expecting to see it under the same GitHub organization but found nothing.

From the issue you linked:

> There is no point in posting "+1" here, this is an unofficial repo. Send an email to support@github.com instead

To avoid more useless "+1" comments in the issue ;)

I thought everyone agreed that :thumbsup: on the issue replaced the +1. Also the Github staff does read those issues.

Author here, this issue was the inspiration, though I could not find a working solution in it. As referred in the thread, GitHub has stopped supporting that AJAX hack.

I am planning to make it more accessible, please follow the follow-github-organisation[1] for updates. Pun intended.

Let me know if you have any other feedback.

[1] https://github.com/follow-github-organisation

It looks like you add yourself to an issue thread where a comment is made every time a new repository is made?

Is there a way to get Atom feeds of a single issue in Github?

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