GitLab

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GitLab
GitLab logo.png
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
Website GitLabHQ.com

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

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "v1.0". GitHub. https://github.com/gitlabhq/gitlabhq/commit/1697539361e6a3bdf6906ef9a535b5d5d7ea288a. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "We made first release of GitLab". Twitter. https://twitter.com/gitlabhq/status/124509434901835776. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  3. Zaporozhets, Dmitriy (22 December 2011). "Gitlabhq v2.0: Moderno". Dmitriy Zaporozhets. http://blog.gitlabhq.com/gitlabhq-v2-0-moderno/. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  4. Zaporozhets, Dmitriy (22 October 2012). "GitLab 3". Dmitriy Zaporozhets. http://blog.gitlabhq.com/gitlab-3-dot-0-released/. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  5. "GitLab - Self Hosted Git Management". GitLabHQ.com. http://www.gitlabhq.com/. Retrieved 12 November 2012.