Lots of hate here. I probably don't use GitHub as much as others here, so I can understand that any change adds friction and people are going to hate that. Having said that, I'm comparing using the Wayback Machine:





and I can't find it in me to dislike the changes they've made. They've removed the double repo navbar in favor of just 1. They've added a right-sidebar that shows various info about the repo in general, like what the last release is. Before, I would open the branch/tag list to look at the versions; now, it's plain as day in the sidebar. For the main contributors, I no longer need to go to insights > contributors. They're shown in the sidebar. For the main languages, I no longer need to click on the thin color line. I find that the most common bits of info about a repo that I sought are now displayed in the main repo page. That's an improvement.

I don't understand why people are complaining like it's an absolute disaster. It's not perfect, sure, but this seems to bring significant improvements.

> new: https://github.com/torvalds/linux

Looking at the repo's main page on a smartphone. The top "box" listing the latest commit message says:

"torvalds committed 20... [...]"

What the ...!!!

I don't know if that was a "streamlining" or has been always like this. Still, makes me wonder at how the UI team prioritizes their efforts.

I don't depend on using GH UI much, so will figure my way in the refaced UI at some point. But I can relate to the sentiment here that the refacing is just the recurring "design tax". Like the cars from 2015 look "so dated".

What's the deal about the round corners? I thought the straight ones were proclaimed the "right way".