Watch for new tags on GitHub repos

Watch for new tags on GitHub repos
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GitHub has an Atom feed for tags so you can subscribe to them with your RSS reader. The format is:

This is useful for projects that don't use Releases. For example Elixir packages tend to use tags and then release on Hex (which as far as I can tell doesn't have any way to be notified of new releases).

If  the project you're following uses Releases then you can use GitHub's built in 'Watch' feature:

Screenshot of GitHub UI for watching Releases

If you like Atom / RSS feeds there are more available on GitHub:

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