GitLab community edition
GitLab Canonical source
The canonical source of GitLab where all development takes place is hosted on GitLab.com.
If you wish to clone a copy of GitLab without proprietary code, you can use the read-only mirror of GitLab located at https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-foss/. However, please do not submit any issues and/or merge requests to that project.
You can request a free trial of GitLab Ultimate on our website.
Open source software to collaborate on code
To see how GitLab looks please see the features page on our website.
There are three editions of GitLab:
See the LICENSE file for licensing information as it pertains to files in this repository.
We are hiring developers, support people, and production engineers all the time, please see our jobs page.
On about.gitlab.com you can find more information about:
Please see the requirements documentation for system requirements and more information about the supported operating systems.
The recommended way to install GitLab is with the Omnibus packages on our package server. Compared to an installation from source, this is faster and less error prone. Just select your operating system, download the respective package (Debian or RPM) and install it using the system's package manager.
There are various other options to install GitLab, please refer to the installation page on the GitLab website for more information.
GitLab is an open source project and we are very happy to accept community contributions. Please refer to Contributing to GitLab page for more details.
Install a development environment
To work on GitLab itself, we recommend setting up your development environment with the GitLab Development Kit. If you do not use the GitLab Development Kit you need to install and configure all the dependencies yourself, this is a lot of work and error prone. One small thing you also have to do when installing it yourself is to copy the example development Puma configuration file:
cp config/puma.example.development.rb config/puma.rb
Instructions on how to start GitLab and how to run the tests can be found in the getting started section of the GitLab Development Kit.
GitLab is a Ruby on Rails application that runs on the following software:
Please adhere to the UX Guide when creating designs and implementing code.
There are a lot of third-party applications integrating with GitLab. These include GUI Git clients, mobile applications and API wrappers for various languages.
GitLab release cycle
For more information about the release process see the release documentation.
For upgrading information please see our update page.
All documentation can be found on https://docs.gitlab.com.
Please see Getting help for GitLab on our website for the many options to get help.
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