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app Merge branch '34533-inline-single-authorized-projects' into 'master' Aug 22, 2017
bin Merge branch '21949-add-type-to-changelog' into 'master' Aug 10, 2017
builds Add missing builds/ folder to fix backup tests Sep 15, 2015
changelogs Update for 9.5.0 Aug 22, 2017
config Merge branch 'zj-remove-ci-api-v1' into 'master' Aug 21, 2017
db Removed some useless code, codestyle changes and removed an index Aug 22, 2017
doc Merge branch '36533-add-docs-for-group-issues-page-and-group-merge-re… Aug 21, 2017
docker Update Oct 13, 2016
features Enable Layout/TrailingWhitespace cop and auto-correct offenses Aug 15, 2017
fixtures/emojis Added emoji description title to award emoji buttons Apr 24, 2017
generator_templates Add remove_concurrent_index to database helper Apr 5, 2017
lib Merge branch '34533-inline-single-authorized-projects' into 'master' Aug 22, 2017
locale Add support for i18n on Project Activity Page Aug 18, 2017
log v1.0 Oct 13, 2011
public Remove public/ci/favicon.ico Jul 12, 2017
qa Whitelist or fix additional `Gitlab/PublicSend` cop violations Aug 14, 2017
rubocop Add SaferBooleanColumn cop Aug 14, 2017
scripts Retrieve and sync flaky specs report from and to S3 Aug 11, 2017
shared Add GitLab Pages Jan 31, 2017
spec Merge branch '34533-inline-single-authorized-projects' into 'master' Aug 22, 2017
tmp Move Prometheus presentation logic to PrometheusText Jun 2, 2017
vendor Add two more project templates Aug 15, 2017
.babelrc Update droplab Apr 7, 2017
.codeclimate.yml Exclude more path from codeclimate job Jun 14, 2017
.csscomb.json Remove SCSS rules for short hex chars. Oct 4, 2016
.eslintignore Started internationalising cycyle analytics Apr 15, 2017
.eslintrc Correct eslintrc comma dangle Aug 4, 2017
.flayignore Store MergeWorker JID on merge request, and clean up stuck merges Aug 7, 2017
.foreman complete hooks for post receive Jan 8, 2012
.gitignore Support multiple Redis instances based on queue type Jul 11, 2017
.gitlab-ci.yml switch from --pure-lockfile to --frozen-lockfile to ensure failure if… Aug 18, 2017
.haml-lint.yml Add custom linter for inline JavaScript to haml_lint (!9742) Aug 7, 2017
.mailmap Add an initial .mailmap Aug 6, 2016
.nvmrc Update .nvmrc to 7.5 Jun 22, 2017
.pkgr.yml Update .pkgr.yml with Ubuntu 16.04 dependencies Sep 20, 2016
.rubocop.yml Merge branch 'rs-more-public-send-whitelists' into 'master' Aug 16, 2017
.rubocop_todo.yml Enable Layout/TrailingWhitespace cop and auto-correct offenses Aug 15, 2017
.ruby-version Bump ruby version Dec 3, 2016
.scss-lint.yml Merge branch 'enable-scss-lint-declaration-order' into 'master' Jul 12, 2017 Update for 9.5.0 Aug 22, 2017 Remove outdated ~Frontend label in Jul 25, 2017
GITALY_SERVER_VERSION Use Gitaly 0.33.0 Aug 18, 2017
GITLAB_PAGES_VERSION Upgrade GitLab Pages to v0.5.0 Jul 4, 2017
GITLAB_SHELL_VERSION Bump gitlab-shell version to 5.8.0 to fix Git for Windows 2.14 Aug 7, 2017
GITLAB_WORKHORSE_VERSION Migrate Workhorse SendBlob to Gitaly Jul 11, 2017
Gemfile Only require sidekiq-limit_fetch when enabled in settings Aug 21, 2017
Gemfile.lock Merge branch 'rouge-2.2.0' into 'master' Aug 21, 2017
LICENSE Update LICENSE to 2017 Feb 8, 2017 Update with our latest policy Jul 19, 2016 Document "Pick into Backports" label process Aug 10, 2017
Procfile remove changes to Procfile Feb 1, 2017 fix javascript test coverage badge in Jul 14, 2017
Rakefile Load knapsack in Rakefile only when is bundled Jun 7, 2016
VERSION Update VERSION to 9.6.0-pre Aug 22, 2017 set ENV['prometheus_multiproc_dir'] in config/boot.rb instead of conf… Jun 15, 2017 Move doc_styleguide in the development directory Jan 12, 2016
docker-compose.yml Update docker guide and add docker-compose.yml Sep 30, 2015
package.json refresh sub-dependencies of node scripts to latest versions Aug 18, 2017
yarn.lock refresh sub-dependencies of node scripts to latest versions Aug 18, 2017


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