Add syntax for linking to GitHub pull requests

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14 Jun, 2012 08:05 PM

I find I'm often needing to link to GitHub pull requests from tickets in Lighthouse. I think it would be awesome if we could have some way to short link to them like we can with other lighthouse tickets.

Here's a few ideas:

  • ##123
  • #GH:123
  • %123

Or something that doesn't conflict with Markdown.

This would be a killer feature, look forward to hearing your thoughts about it!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by brandi on 15 Jun, 2012 05:49 PM

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    This is a good suggestion which we will take a note of. Given the size of our team, it's hard to say when and if we would be able to get to it, as we must prioritize according to needs vs want, but nonetheless it has been noted.


  2. brandi closed this discussion on 15 Jun, 2012 05:49 PM.

  3. Hobson re-opened this discussion on 15 Jun, 2012 07:36 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Hobson on 15 Jun, 2012 07:36 PM

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    Hi, thanks for your suggestion about auto-linking syntax for GitHub issues.

    Since Lighthouse does not currently interact directly with other ticketing systems in this way, this is something we are unlikely to add. Luckily there is something trivial you can use to work around this: Use URLs to refer to GitHub Issues in your Lighthouse tickets. We do this ourselves when we need to refer to LH tickets from other sources (like GitHub pull requests, which we are looking for a way to integrate better), and it works everywhere 100% of the time.

    We very much appreciate your suggestions and I wanted to assure you we consider all input.

    Thanks and regards,


  5. Hobson closed this discussion on 15 Jun, 2012 07:36 PM.

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