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app Merge branch '29043-upgrade-vue-and-remove-warnings' into 'master' Mar 22, 2017
bin Add gitaly source installation instructions Mar 21, 2017
builds Add missing builds/ folder to fix backup tests Sep 15, 2015
changelogs Update for 9.0.0 Mar 22, 2017
config move common vue script to vue_shared directory Mar 22, 2017
db Fix routes index migration Mar 21, 2017
doc Fix typo [ci skip] Mar 21, 2017
docker Update Oct 13, 2016
features Merge branch 'add-blob-copy-button' into 'master' Mar 16, 2017
fixtures/emojis Fix reference to node_modules in built package Mar 8, 2017
generator_templates Support for post deployment migrations Oct 31, 2016
lib Merge branch 'gitaly-install-rake' into 'master' Mar 21, 2017
log v1.0 Oct 13, 2011
public Remove legacy build status svg for deprecated service Mar 1, 2017
qa Merge branch 'fix/gb/gitlab-qa-start-page-cold-boot' into 'master' Mar 17, 2017
rubocop Add cop to ensure reversibility of add_concurrent_index Mar 7, 2017
scripts Merge branch 'patch-2' into 'master' Jan 15, 2017
shared Add GitLab Pages Jan 31, 2017
spec Merge branch 'resolve-global-vue' into 'master' Mar 21, 2017
tmp Add gitaly source installation instructions Mar 21, 2017
vendor Merge branch 'license-file-9-0' into 'master' Mar 13, 2017
.babelrc Only add frontend code coverage instrumentation when generating cover… Mar 20, 2017
.csscomb.json Remove SCSS rules for short hex chars. Oct 4, 2016
.eslintignore ignore karma config in eslint Jan 10, 2017
.eslintrc Adjust ESLint rule for file names Mar 5, 2017
.flayignore [Issue sorting]Addressed review comments Mar 14, 2017
.foreman complete hooks for post receive Jan 8, 2012
.gitignore add webpack bundle analyzer to production output Feb 21, 2017
.gitlab-ci.yml Clean cache after bundling Mar 21, 2017
.haml-lint.yml HAMLLint: Enable `MultilinePipe` rule Jan 24, 2017
.mailmap Add an initial .mailmap Aug 6, 2016
.pkgr.yml Update .pkgr.yml with Ubuntu 16.04 dependencies Sep 20, 2016
.rspec Make Fuubar the default rspec formatter Jun 26, 2015
.rubocop.yml Ignore builds dir when run rubocop check Feb 28, 2017
.rubocop_todo.yml Revert "Enable Style/DotPosition" Feb 23, 2017
.ruby-version Bump ruby version Dec 3, 2016
.scss-lint.yml Enable ColorVariable in scss-lint Dec 2, 2016 Update for 9.0.0 Mar 22, 2017 Add policy for closing stale merge requests Mar 16, 2017
GITALY_SERVER_VERSION Add gitaly server dependency Mar 6, 2017
GITLAB_PAGES_VERSION Use GitLab Pages v0.4.0 Mar 13, 2017
GITLAB_WORKHORSE_VERSION Use gitlab-workhorse 1.4.1 Mar 13, 2017
Gemfile Use Gitaly for CommitController#show Mar 15, 2017
Gemfile.lock Use google-protobuf Mar 20, 2017
LICENSE Update LICENSE to 2017 Feb 8, 2017 Update with our latest policy Jul 19, 2016 Update Feb 9, 2017
Procfile remove changes to Procfile Feb 1, 2017 Update GitLab CE/EE comparison & subscribe links in Feb 21, 2017
Rakefile Load knapsack in Rakefile only when is bundled Jun 7, 2016
VERSION Update VERSION to 9.1.0-pre Mar 22, 2017 Increase Unicorn memory limits to 300-350 Jan 20, 2016 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 upgrade Vue to v2.2.4 Mar 22, 2017
yarn.lock upgrade Vue to v2.2.4 Mar 22, 2017


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