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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)

Moving from another version control system

You may also be in a situation where you aren't using Git for code version control. For historical reasons, or due to familiarity with other version control systems, your organization or project may have been stored in a SVN, Mercurial, or other version control system (VCS) repository. While different VCSes can have vastly different methods of operation, and even completely alien underlying storage models, there are some methods for extracting data from one system and loading it into another.

In this section, we'll run through a couple of the most common VCSes used today and how to convert to Git (and GitLab) from them.


One of the most common alternative version...