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Remove duplicate CHANGELOG entry shipped in 8.1.4

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app Merge branch 'new-member-page' into 'master'
bin Merge branch 'master' into ci-and-ce-sitting-in-a-tree-k-i-s-s-i-n-g
builds Add missing builds/ folder to fix backup tests
config Merge branch 'sherlock-total-query-time' into 'master'
db Merge branch 'emoji_votes' into 'master'
doc Add reference to Microsoft's Git Credential Manager for Windows.
docker Fix typo
features Fix rubocop complain
lib Merge branch 'sherlock-total-query-time' into 'master'
log v1.0
public Fix: Images cannot show when projects' path was changed
scripts Groundwork for merging CI into CE
shared Move tmp artifacts to shared/artifacts/tmp/. Check for GitLab-Workhor…
spec Merge branch 'sherlock-total-query-time' into 'master'
tmp Remove tmp/.gitkeep
vendor/assets Vendor clipboard.js
.flayignore Add flay: tool to find duplicate code
.foreman complete hooks for post receive
.gitattributes Use gitattribute merge=union to reduce CHANGELOG merge conflicts.
.gitignore Add support for git lfs.
.gitlab-ci.yml Allow bundler:audit to fail
.hound.yml Make houndci prefer single quotes.
.pkgr.yml Use new way of defining services on
.rspec Make Fuubar the default rspec formatter
.rubocop.yml Enable the Lint/RescueException cop
.ruby-version ruby 2.1.6
.simplecov organize simplecov
.teatro.yml teatro setup
CHANGELOG Remove duplicate entry shipped in 8.1.4 Spell out commands for omnibus-gitlab packages.
GITLAB_SHELL_VERSION Bump gitlab-shell to 2.6.8
GITLAB_WORKHORSE_VERSION Bump GitLab Workhorse version to 0.4.2
Gemfile Merge branch 'rs-update-colorize' into 'master'
Gemfile.lock Merge branch 'rs-update-colorize' into 'master'
LICENSE LICENSE year update Add note about semantic versioning not being absolute. Example workflow.
Procfile Groundwork for merging CI into CE More GitLab spellings. No dedicated CI in omnibus [ci skip]
Rakefile v1.0
VERSION Bump VERSION Disable Unicorn::WorkerKiller in non-production environments Use single spaces
docker-compose.yml Update docker guide and add docker-compose.yml


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