The Version 11.2 release of the GitLab devops platform enhances its Web IDE editor as well as Android support.
Powering client-side evaluation is the CodeBox online editor for web applications. The capability can be enabled for self-managed GitLab instances and already is enabled for projects on GitLab.com. Server-side evaluation is planned for later in 2018, to test Ruby applications and more.
GitLab 11.2 also includes:
- For Android projects, support for XML manifest files enables import of larger project structures with multiple repositories. Previously, importing complex structures with multiple substructures was tedious and time-consuming. XML manifest files contain metadata for groups of repositories.
- Improved search, in which project- and group-scoping have been removed from the search bar. This is intended to make search easier to use, as instances grow and projects and groups multiply and become hard to find.
- Status messages are being brought to the user’s personal profile. Collaborators can know each other’s status.
- Issue board milestone lists, in which all issues assigned to a given milestone appear on a milestone list. Issues can be moved across different milestones.
- A cloud-native GitLab chart for Helm, the Kubernetes package manager, is now out of beta.
- Instance-wide custom project templates enable starting of new projects quickly by automating repetitive setup tasks. Also, builtin project templates now use Dockerfiles instead of the Herokuish utility.
- A capability to define whether any license should be approved or blacklisted for an application.
- JUnit test results can be seen directly in the merge request widget.
- Integration with Google Hangouts, with users able to receive a variety of GitLab events as notifications directly in Hangouts.
- For teams using the Jira issue tracker, multiple Jira transition IDs are supported. GitLab can recognize multiple ways to close an issue.