GitLab is version control for your server | Please open issues in our issue tracker on
Ruby HTML JavaScript CSS Cucumber Shell
Latest commit bc16d76 Sep 23, 2016 @rymai rymai Fix CHANGELOG double-update
[ci skip]

Signed-off-by: Rémy Coutable <>
Failed to load latest commit information.
.github Address feedback about wording. Jun 9, 2016
.gitlab Rename behaviour to behavior in bug issue template for consistency Sep 2, 2016
app Merge branch 'fix/speed-up-group-milestone-show' into 'master' Sep 23, 2016
bin Remove changes not related to this MR Aug 12, 2016
builds Add missing builds/ folder to fix backup tests Sep 15, 2015
changelogs Add changelogs/unreleased/.gitkeep Sep 9, 2016
config Revert "Merge branch '22364-rails-cache-redis-connection-pool' into '… Sep 22, 2016
db Add index on labels title Sep 23, 2016
doc Copyedit the CI build permissions doc Sep 22, 2016
docker Update Docker Hub links. May 7, 2016
features fix issues mr counter Sep 20, 2016
fixtures/emojis Upgrade Gemojione from 2.6.1 to 3.0.1. Jul 18, 2016
generator_templates/active_record/migration Added checks for migration downtime Jul 20, 2016
lib Merge branch 'redis-config-mutation' into 'master' Sep 23, 2016
log v1.0 Oct 13, 2011
public Update specs - add mocks to simulate old versions Sep 1, 2016
rubocop Added RuboCop cops for checking DB migrations Jun 29, 2016
scripts Add linting for duplicate CHANGELOG versions (!6039) Sep 19, 2016
shared Fix merge conflicts - squashed commit Jun 3, 2016
spec Merge branch 'fix/speed-up-group-milestone-show' into 'master' Sep 23, 2016
tmp Remove tmp/.gitkeep Oct 4, 2015
vendor Merge branch 'update-templates' into 'master' Sep 12, 2016
.csscomb.json Fixes last remaining lints and enables scss-lint test for GitLab CI. Mar 22, 2016
.flayignore Ignore SVG whitelist code from flay Sep 15, 2016
.foreman complete hooks for post receive Jan 8, 2012
.gitattributes Added '*.js.es6 gitlab-language=javascript' to .gitattributes Jul 25, 2016
.gitignore Verify JWT messages from gitlab-workhorse Sep 5, 2016
.gitlab-ci.yml Allow flay and flog to fail for now Sep 15, 2016
.haml-lint.yml Improve .haml-lint.yml, simplify the haml_lint task and remove CHANGE… Sep 13, 2016
.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 Revert "Merge branch 'rs-update-rubocop-rspec' into 'master'" Sep 21, 2016
.rubocop_todo.yml Regenerate .rubocop_todo.yml based on rubocop 0.42.0 Sep 14, 2016
.ruby-version Default build tests ruby 2.3.1 Aug 11, 2016
.scss-lint.yml Merge branch 'scss-url-linters' into 'master' Apr 28, 2016
.vagrant_enabled Fix merge conflicts - squashed commit Jun 3, 2016
CHANGELOG Fix CHANGELOG double-update Sep 23, 2016 Merge branch 'sh-add-link-to-reliable-capybara-specs' into 'master' Sep 16, 2016
GITLAB_SHELL_VERSION Bump GITLAB_SHELL_VERSION to 3.6.0 for SSH support for LFS. Sep 21, 2016
GITLAB_WORKHORSE_VERSION Use gitlab-workhorse 0.8.2 Sep 16, 2016
Gemfile Revert "Merge branch 'rs-update-rubocop-rspec' into 'master'" Sep 21, 2016
Gemfile.lock Revert "Merge branch 'rs-update-rubocop-rspec' into 'master'" Sep 21, 2016
LICENSE Update copyright notice to 2016 [ci skip] Jan 3, 2016 Update with our latest policy Jul 19, 2016 Fix grammar (those issue -> those issues) Aug 31, 2016
Procfile Remove duplication in Procfile Jan 14, 2016 Contributing via GH no longer encouraged. Sep 19, 2016
Rakefile Load knapsack in Rakefile only when is bundled Jun 7, 2016
VERSION Update VERSION to 8.13.0-pre Sep 22, 2016 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


build status coverage report Code Climate Core Infrastructure Initiative Best Practices

Canonical source

The cannonical source of GitLab Community Edition is hosted on

Open source software to collaborate on code

To see how GitLab looks please see the features page on our website.

  • 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


We're hiring developers, support people, and production engineers all the time, please see our jobs page.


There are two editions of GitLab:

  • GitLab Community Edition (CE) is available freely under the MIT Expat license.
  • GitLab Enterprise Edition (EE) includes extra features that are more useful for organizations with more than 100 users. To use EE and get official support please become a subscriber.


On you can find more information about:


Please see the requirements documentation for system requirements and more information about the supported operating systems.


The recommended way to install GitLab is with the Omnibus packages on our package server. Compared to an installation from source, this is faster and less error prone. Just select your operating system, download the respective package (Debian or RPM) and install it using the system's package manager.

There are various other options to install GitLab, please refer to the installation page on the GitLab website for more information.

You can access a new installation with the login root and password 5iveL!fe, after login you are required to set a unique password.

Install a development environment

To work on GitLab itself, we recommend setting up your development environment with the GitLab Development Kit. If you do not use the GitLab Development Kit you need to install and setup all the dependencies yourself, this is a lot of work and error prone. One small thing you also have to do when installing it yourself is to copy the example development unicorn configuration file:

cp config/unicorn.rb.example.development config/unicorn.rb

Instructions on how to start GitLab and how to run the tests can be found in the development section of the GitLab Development Kit.

Software stack

GitLab is a Ruby on Rails application that runs on the following software:

  • Ubuntu/Debian/CentOS/RHEL
  • Ruby (MRI) 2.3
  • Git 2.7.4+
  • Redis 2.8+
  • MySQL or PostgreSQL

For more information please see the architecture documentation.

Third-party applications

There are a lot of third-party applications integrating with GitLab. These include GUI Git clients, mobile applications and API wrappers for various languages.

GitLab release cycle

For more information about the release process see the release documentation.


For upgrading information please see our update page.


All documentation can be found on

Getting help

Please see Getting help for GitLab on our website for the many options to get help.

Is it any good?


Is it awesome?

Thanks for asking this question Joshua. These people seem to like it.