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Enhancement: Allow fork+clone #985

weitzhandler opened this Issue May 10, 2017 · 2 comments


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weitzhandler commented May 10, 2017

  • GitHub Extension for Visual Studio version:
  • Visual Studio version: 15.1 (26403.7)

Cloning repositories is only possible for repositories in my organizations.
Please add an option to clone (by forking) ANY GitHub repo. Also when clicking "Open in Visual Studio" in the website, this what should happen.

@weitzhandler weitzhandler changed the title from Enhancement: Allow clone+fork to Enhancement: Allow fork+clone May 10, 2017

@grokys grokys added this to Polish and behaviour changes in Feature work planning May 12, 2017


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grokys commented May 12, 2017

Yep, I agree this would be nice!

Related: #792.

@meaghanlewis meaghanlewis added this to To do in 2.5.2 via automation Apr 30, 2018

@meaghanlewis meaghanlewis moved this from To do to In progress in 2.5.2 Apr 30, 2018

2.5.2 automation moved this from In progress to Done May 17, 2018


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jcansdale commented May 17, 2018

@weitzhandler you will be able to fork a repo that you've already cloned in the upcoming release (by end of this week). i've found this to be more useful than a combined clone+fork, because you don't necessarily know if your idea will work ahead of time (e.g. if you're hoping to submit a PR).

Cloning repositories is only possible for repositories in my organizations.

This is a priority for the next release.

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