Gitlab released version 11.2 with new features to help developers get started and iterate faster. Major improvements in this version are enhancements to the Web IDE, support for manifesting files to import Android projects, and custom project templates enabled. Let us look at each in detail:
Preview changes in Web IDE
- Contributing changes to your projects with an advanced code editor and commit staging right within your browser will be faster and easier with the new WebIDE version.
- You can now easily see the effect of your code change and debug even before you commit with the Gitlab 11.2.
- In addition, with 11.2, you can delete and rename files and switch branches without ever leaving the Web IDE.
Android Project Import
- Importing complex project structures with multiple sub-structures was a tedious, time-consuming task until now. With the new support for XML manifest files, you can now import larger project structures with multiple repositories altogether, including Android OS code from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
Simplified Cloud Native & more features
- To help you quickly install Gitlab on Kubernetes, the Cloud Native Helm Chart is now generally available.
- A GitLab Runner is deployed, making it easy to get started with GitLab CI/CD.
- With 11.2, GitLab administrators can offer instance-wide custom project templates, allowing users to start new projects quickly by automating repetitive setup tasks.
- Features such as issue board milestone lists, summed weights for issue board lists, group milestones on the milestone dashboard page, and todos for epics enable better work management.
Major changes and improvements are contributed by the Gitlab community itself. Check out the Gitlab page for more details.
Also published on Medium.