I recognize this might be pretty low on the priority list, but I’ve started tinkering with private repos (which are great) and I realized that the front page had two different sorts of uses.
- a quick reference for when I want to go to my most important project
- a way to show people what I’ve done so far
The thing is that 1 and 2 are sort of at odds. The repos I want the easiest access to are the private ones I haven’t finished yet, while the repos I want to show to other people are the ones that are done and have a few stars and such.
Now I have an easy workaround, which is to type alt-d and one word from my private repo name into the address bar in my web browser. The first suggestion is usually the one that works. And since I only need three keystrokes, this is hardly an inconvenience.
But it would be neat to have a conditional ordering, e.g.
Private 1, private 2, public 1, public 2, private 3, public 3, public 4, public 5, public 6.
Then I would see
And I would be reminded of what I most want and need to work on.
Visitors, though, would see
(The repos with the most work done)
And a friend with access to, say, private repo 2 would see
Is this practical or doable? Or is there a better work-around than just typing in part of the repo name in the browser address bar?
It seems like something that would be neat for the end user, but it’s just a convenience as opposed to a core change. Still, I wanted to suggest it in case it had more uses than I thought.