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Webhook ReleaseEvent : prerelease -> release notification

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Hello everyone !

I'm currently developping a changelog application that used the webhook : releaseEvent to recover data.

The 18 April of 2019 new releaseEvent actions where added (https://developer.github.com/changes/) : 
created, edited, deleted, prereleased, unpublished

 

I just want to receive a webhook when a prerelease change to release (prerelease -> release) but :

  • The edited action is triggered only on name and body modification (not the prerelease parameter)
  • The prereleased action is triggered only when a release change to prerelease BUT NOT THE REVERSE

 

Is there something I'm missing ?

What is the point of the prereleased action ? (release -> prerelease shouldn't happen that much)

 

UPDATE (24/04/2019)

Response from GitHub Support : 

Thanks for reaching out, Leo. Please find answers and notes inline below.

  • Is there something I'm missing ?

I don't think you're missing anything. I agree it would be useful if there was a way to get notified when a prerelease is made into a full release, so I passed your feedback along to the team to consider for the future.

  • What is the point of the prereleased action ? (release -> prerelease shouldn't happen that much)

The point is to be notified when release is made into a prerelease. I understand that this doesn't seem useful to you, but different users have different use-cases and those other users find it useful. How often something happens doesn't really make a webhook more or less useful. Even if it happens rarely - you want to be notified when it happens.

Thanks again for taking the time to share your feedback.


UPDATE (10/09/2019)

A new action "released" have been added for the webhook releaseEvent and is sent when a prerelease change to a release.

Thank to the development team 🎉




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Re: Webhook ReleaseEvent : prerelease -> release notification

Hey @leocourson, Thanks a lot for coming back and sharing support's info! We're looking forward to seeing you around!


Best,
AndreaG

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