Dependabot support for custom language

Can I know the possibility and the procedure that should be followed when extending the dependabot functionality to a custom programming language?

Hi @TharindaDilshan :wave:


I am not totally clear on what you are trying to do. Could you tell the community in more detail about the functionality you are looking to implement?
What would the outcome of this look like?
Please be specific about what you have tried and include information about the custom language you are referencing.

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Hi, @ernest-phillips sorry for the late reply,

I want to extend the dependabot functionality to support Ballerina language. The basic functionality I’m expecting is to raise a pull request in a Ballerina project when version inconsistencies are detected.
I have already started to implement it as a GitHub action but the issue I’m facing now is that it creates email notifications every time the workflow is executed. Is there any workaround to solve this issue?

Hi @TharindaDilshan
It is not possible to extend Dependabot in this way.
That said, our product team might be interested in hearing more, so the best place to share that feedback is the contact form.

You can do so by submitting this through our official product feedback form so that our product team can track your request.

You can also keep an eye on our Changelog as well as the GitHub public roadmap to see features we are working on.