GitHub Services Brownout Updates and Timeline

On October 1st, we announced that we were going to do a week-long brownout of GitHub Services-based webhooks this week. During this time no GitHub Services payloads would have been delivered. The motivation behind the brownout is to allow our users and integrators to see the places that GitHub Services are still being used and begin working towards migrating away from GitHub Services. After a lot of thought and discussion, we've decided that a week-long brownout at this time would be too disruptive for everyone. Instead, we are going to do a gradual increase in brownouts until the final blackout date of January 31st, 2019 (please see our deprecation timeline for more information on that).

The following is the updated timeline for GitHub Services brownouts:

  • November 7th, 2018: We will suspend GitHub Services deliveries for a few hours throughout the day.
  • December 12th, 2018: GitHub Service deliveries will be suspended for a full 24 hours
  • January 7th, 2019: GitHub Services will be suspended for a full 7 days. Regular deliveries will resume January 14th, 2019.

We will make sure to post a status on our status page at the start and end of each of these brownouts.

Note: If this change affects you, please see our guide to Replacing GitHub Services with webhooks.

Please contact us if you have any questions!