Open source software to collaborate on code
- Manage Git repositories with fine grained access controls that keep your code secure
- Perform code reviews and enhance collaboration with merge requests
- Each project can also have an issue tracker and a wiki
- Used by more than 100,000 organizations, GitLab is the most popular solution to manage Git repositories on-premises
- Completely free and open source (MIT Expat license)
- Powered by Ruby on Rails
- The source of GitLab Community Edition is hosted on GitLab.com and there are mirrors to make contributing as easy as possible.
On www.gitlab.com you can find more information about:
- Hosted GitLab.com use GitLab as a free service
- GitLab Enterprise Edition with additional features aimed at larger organizations.
- GitLab CI a continuous integration (CI) server that is easy to integrate with GitLab.
Access GitLab from multiple platforms with applications below. These applications are maintained by contributors, GitLab B.V. does not offer support for them.
- ruby 2.0+
- git 1.7.10+
- redis 2.0+
- MySQL or PostgreSQL
** More details are in the requirements doc.
Please see the installation page on the GitLab website.
Since 2011 a minor or major version of GitLab is released on the 22nd of every month. Patch and security releases come out when needed. New features are detailed on the blog and in the changelog. For more information about the release process see the release documentation. Features that will likely be in the next releases can be found on the feature request forum with the status started and completed.
Run in production mode
The Installation guide contains instructions on how to download an init script and run it automatically on boot. You can also start the init script manually:
sudo service gitlab start
or by directly calling the script:
sudo /etc/init.d/gitlab start
Please login with
Install a development environment
We recommend setting up your development environment with the cookbook. If you do not use the cookbook you might need to copy the example development unicorn configuration file
cp config/unicorn.rb.example.development config/unicorn.rb
Run in development mode
Start it with Foreman
bundle exec foreman start -p 3000
or start each component separately:
bundle exec rails s bin/background_jobs start
And surf to localhost:3000 and login with
Run the tests
Run all tests:
bundle exec rake test
RSpec unit and functional tests.
All RSpec tests:
bundle exec rake spec
Single RSpec file:
bundle exec rspec spec/controllers/commit_controller_spec.rb
Spinach integration tests.
All Spinach tests:
bundle exec rake spinach
Single Spinach test:
bundle exec spinach features/project/issues/milestones.feature
All documentation can be found on doc.gitlab.com/ce/.
Please see Getting help for GitLab on our website for the many options to get help.