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Original author(s) Dmitriy Zaporozhets
Valeriy Sizov
Developer(s) Dmitriy Zaporozhets and Valeriy Sizov
Initial release October 13, 2011 (2011-10-13)(1.0)[1][2]
Stable release 15.7.0  (December 21, 2022; 47 days ago (2022-12-21)) [±]
Preview release 13.7.0 RC3  (November 30, 2020; 2 years ago (2020-11-30)) [±]
Written in Ruby On Rails, Gitolite
Operating system Linux
Type Software development
License(s) MIT License

GitLab is a free open-source Linux-based git repository management application and software development platform.

Product history

GitLab is developed by Ukrainian developers Dmitriy Zaporozhets and Valeriy Sizov. Its first public open-source release occurred on October 13, 2011 via GitHub.[1][2] Version 2.0 was released only a few months later, updating from Gitosis to Gitolite.[3] The team went on to dedicate itself to a release every month, going on to eventually release version 3.0 of the application on October 22, 2012.[4]


Features of GitLab include:

  • merge request support
  • issue tracker
  • code browser
  • SSH key management
  • project management
  • comment system
  • user-based security
  • wiki tools

Hardware/software requirements

GitLab runs on Linux. Windows is not supported. Please refer to the installation requirements and instructions for more information.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

  • Videos for GitLab can be found on YouTube.
  • Screenshots of GitLab are on the site.
  • GitHub documentation can be found here.

Entities using GitLab

Entities using GitLab include[5]:

BaseBlack; BrightBox; Devsu; IPN; Iteisia; Lovata Group; Michigan State University; Phusion; Seegno; Seesaw; SolidState Group; SRM Vision; Thomson Reuters

Further reading

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 "v1.0". GitHub. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "We made first release of GitLab". Twitter. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  3. Zaporozhets, Dmitriy (22 December 2011). "Gitlabhq v2.0: Moderno". Dmitriy Zaporozhets. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  4. Zaporozhets, Dmitriy (22 October 2012). "GitLab 3". Dmitriy Zaporozhets. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  5. "GitLab - Self Hosted Git Management". Retrieved 12 November 2012.