GitLab: self hosted Git management software
GitLab allows you to
- keep your code secure on your own server
- manage repositories, users and access permissions
- communicate through issues, line-comments and wiki pages
- perform code review with merge requests
- powered by Ruby on Rails
- completely free and open source (MIT license)
- used by more than 10.000 organizations to keep their code secure
GitLab CI: Readme of the GitLab open-source continuous integration server
- ruby 1.9.3
- MySQL or PostgreSQL
** More details are in the requirements doc
Official production installation
Official development installation
If you want to contribute, please first read our Contributing Guidelines and then we suggest you to use the Vagrant virtual machine project to get an environment working with all dependencies.
Unsupported production installation
GitLab recipes for setup on different platforms
New versions and upgrading
Each month on the 22nd a new version is released together with an upgrade guide.
Features that will be in the next release are listed on the feedback and suggestions forum with the status "started".
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
Run in development mode
Start it with Foreman
bundle exec foreman start -p 3000
or start each component separately
bundle exec rails s bundle exec rake sidekiq:start
Run the tests
Seed the database
bundle exec rake db:setup RAILS_ENV=test bundle exec rake db:seed_fu RAILS_ENV=test
Run all tests
bundle exec rake gitlab: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
Maintenance policy specifies what versions are supported.
Troubleshooting guide contains solutions to common problems.
Support forum and Stack Overflow are the best places to ask questions. For example you can use it if you have questions about: permission denied errors, invisible repos, can't clone/pull/push or with web hooks that don't fire. Please search for similar issues before posting your own, there's a good chance somebody else had the same issue you have now and has resolved it. There are a lot of helpful GitLab users there who may be able to help you quickly. If your particular issue turns out to be a bug, it will find its way from there to a fix.
Feedback and suggestions forum is the place to propose and discuss new features for GitLab.
Contributing guide describes how to submit pull requests and issues. Pull requests and issues not in line with the guidelines in this document will be closed.
Support subscription connects you to the knowledge of GitLab experts that will resolve your issues and answer your questions.
Consultancy allows you hire GitLab experts for installations, upgrades and customizations.