I’ve just released discourse-github-linkback which is a plugin designed to link github commits and pull requests back to forums where they’re mentioned.
Background: Often I’m looking at a commit on Github, and I’m not entirely sure why a change was made. We do most of our discussion on meta.discourse.org, so there is often a post or topic about the change with more context. Previously, I would search on meta for the commit or pull request, but that was difficult to do and cumbersome.
How the plugin works: If you link to a commit or pull request, for example this one, a background task will then post a link on the github content with a message that links to the post on meta where it was mentioned:
Now the connection works both ways! By browsing on Github you will find the link back to meta! This should make it a lot easier to find discussion and context for many changes in the Discourse codebase.