PSA: GitHub may have automatically disabled CompatHelper on your repository after 60 days of inactivity

GitHub will automatically disable scheduled workflows when there has been no activity on a repository in 60 days. Since CompatHelper is a scheduled workflow, this means that CompatHelper will be automatically disabled.

If this happens on one or more of your repositories, you will need to manually re-enable the CompatHelper workflow. Otherwise, you will no longer receive CompatHelper pull requests.

Here are the steps to re-enable the CompatHelper workflow on a repository:

Step 1: Go to the GitHub repository.

Step 2: In the navigation bar at the top of the page, click on the “Actions” tab.

Step 3: In the sidebar on the left side of the page, under the heading that says “Workflows”, click on “CompatHelper”.

Step 4: If CompatHelper has been disabled, you will see a message that says “This scheduled workflow is disabled because there hasn’t been activity in this repository for at least 60 days.” Click on the “Enable workflow” button.

Step 5: You will then see the message “Workflow enabled successfully.”

Here are screenshots of each of the steps above:

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Just noticed a change in GitHub policy, at least for my repo… before the email was telling “No activity, click this link if you don’t want CompatHelper to be disabled”, now it says “No activity, CompatHelper has been disabled, go here to re-enable”