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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)

Porting from GitHub or Subversion (SVN)

So far, we've explored GitLab as a code hosting platform and looked at creating new projects on it. While this is perfect if you're starting out with GitLab in your organization, you may have an existing code-hosting platform, or even use a different version control system for your projects, and are looking at moving to GitLab.

Thankfully, GitLab has recognized this as a barrier to people moving over, and provides a number of easy methods for moving your projects to it as a code-hosting and testing platform. In this chapter, we'll look at the following:

  • Moving to GitLab from GitHub, and more
  • Moving to GitLab from a Git repository
  • Moving from Subversion (SVN) to GitLab