Is it possible to effectively use org-mode as a front end to github issues and milestones (with two way sync)?

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    Nothing that works well that I'm aware of.
    – rasmus
    Commented May 13, 2015 at 9:24

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There seems to be a fork of org-sync which was last updated in December 2018. It is on MELPA. Installation:

M-x package-install RET org-sync RET

Add to initialization (.emacs or .emacs.d/init.el)

(mapc 'load
      '("org-sync" "org-sync-bb" "org-sync-github" "org-sync-redmine"))

Use: In new org-mode-buffer do

M-x org-sync-import

Configure login

(setq org-sync-github-auth '("ostesting" . "thisisostesting42"))

To add issue, create subheading

** OPEN my test issue

and upload with M-x org-sync.


There is a project to allow such functionality, called org-sync. (Or rather, org-sync has a GitHub backend.) You can find it here.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be actively maintained.

The main problem I have noticed is that it doesn't support syncing comments on the issues. As for milestones, it does attach an item to PROPERTIES that tells you which one an issue belongs to, but it doesn't look like you can edit milestones directly.

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