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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 request approvals

One powerful feature for high-performance teams who want to ensure all submitted code is of the highest quality is merge request approvals. This is available to all Starter/Bronze enterprise subscriptions and above. It takes two main forms, which can be intermixed:

  • Requiring approval from a certain number of users before a merge is allowed
  • Requiring merge approval from select users/groups before a merge is allowed

By mixing these together, you can also have combinations such as requiring a certain number of people from a particular group, or requiring at least the project owner plus one other person to approve a merge request before it can be completed. For example, you might want to allow anyone to contribute work to your backend API, but before a merge, the code must be reviewed by a senior developer or perhaps any new SVG icons require two designers...