github does not support following history of file before a rename.

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at
Fri Dec 14 08:02:47 UTC 2018

If this group doesn’t already have some high level contacts in GitHub then
let me know - I’ll see if I can get it prioritised.


On Thu, 13 Dec 2018 at 20:53, Phil Race <philip.race at> wrote:

> When considering options for skara (eg githib vs gitlab), I found that
> github
> does not provide a way to see the history of a file before a rename
> I wasn't browsing anything to do with JDK on github, I was looking at
> another library that we use and this isn't the first time I'd failed to
> find
> a way to see the history before a rename. This time rather than assuming
> I was missing something, I did a search and it turns out it is a much
> requested but unimplemented feature, even though git + gitlab support it :
> Given the number of renames we've done of JDK files I think this would
> be highly desirable to ask to finally be implemented if we go for github
> -phil.
> PS Seems this mailing list is very light ... I wasn't very sure if I had
> subscribed,
> although my recollection was that I had at the outset ..
> --
Cheers, Martijn (Sent from Gmail Mobile)

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