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GitLab Quick Start Guide

By : Adam O'Grady
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GitLab Quick Start Guide

By: Adam O'Grady

Overview of this book

Gitlab is an open source repository management and version control toolkit with an enterprise offering. This book is the ideal guide to GitLab as a version control system (VCS), issue management tool, and a continuous integration platform. The book starts with an introduction to GitLab, a walkthrough of its features, and explores concepts such as version control systems, continuous integration, and continuous deployment. It then takes you through the process of downloading and installing a local copy of the on-premise version of GitLab in Ubuntu and/or CentOS. You will look at some common work?ows associated with GitLab work?ow and learn about project management in GitLab. You will see tools and techniques for migrating your code base from various version control systems such as GitHub and SVN to GitLab. By the end of the book, you will be using Gitlab for repository management, and be able to migrate projects from other VCSs to GitLab.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)


From the main view of your project, select the Issues menu option on the left-hand side. Although the name typically refers to problems, it's here that you'll be doing a lot of the project management work, including setting up milestones, writing up feature requests, and divvying up work to different contributors. You should be faced with a screen that looks something like this:

Creating an issue

Click the New Issue button and you'll arrive at the Create an issue screen. This has a variety of fields that you can fill in to report on a problem or desired change in the GitLab project:

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