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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)

Merge requests

Merge requests commonly known as pull requests in other tools such as GitHub or BitBucket are tasks that are assigned to someone that requests that they want to merge one branch into another. Using the GitLab flow described in Chapter 3, GitLab Flow, this is usually merging a feature branch into the master, or merging the master into a release, production, or pre-production/staging branch.

In this chapter, we'll continue using our example project to demonstrate the features of GitLab by creating a branch, completing some work, and then beginning a merge request. Next, we'll explore different parts of the merge request, including code review, assigning reviewers, and linking/closing issues from merge requests.

Example project continued