Open Source business GitLab has unveiled a new update to GitLab and has taken the opportunity to claim It’s being used by 30% of the Fortune 500 businesses with more than 100,000 companies and organisations globally using the DevOps tool including NASA, CERN, Alibaba, SpaceX, O'Reilly, IBM, and Expedia.
The new GitLab 8.2 Enterprise Edition (EE) – or more accurately 8.2.1 as they brought out a security fix three days after 8.2 released - provides new features specifically for the enterprise world including repository mirroring and fine-grained control of their permissions, and LDAP authentication.
GitLab is now releasing new versions on a monthly cycle and intends to add new enterprise features to the EE version as well as updates to its standard free, open source Community Edition, and free SaaS GitLab.com version.
Repository Mirroring is only available in the EE edition and allows organisations who wish to maintain a mirror (public or private) of a repository in a GitLab instance, to have it done automatically through GitLab EE.
New features in 8.2.1 across the three versions includes support for Git LFS which allows companies that require the versioning of large files to use GitLab EE, and a range of emojis to allow remote workers to make comments on issues and merge requests in as short a time as possible. Additionally Releases now allows users to add a Markdown-formatted message to any Git tag and attach any number of files to it.