GitHub has added a new feature recently, project boards that allow visual arrangement of related issues.
See https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclysm-DDA/projects for a few projects I’ve set up so far to check out the system (they’re legit projects though, not toys).
Unfortunately GitHub hasn’t addressed their wackjob permissions model, so you must have commit rights to edit the projects, which is unfortunate because I’d love to throw this open to lots of contributors.
When we’re doing large scale or long-term projects, this will be a decent tool for showing progress across the individual issues and pull requests so users can follow along.
The situation has changed a bit for the better, I can now add people to a maintainers team that can edit projects without also giving them full commit rights, so if you have a long-term feature or set of bug fixes you would like to use the project board to manage, just ask (either here or via pm). Please include your github username.