The GitLab open source edition, available from Bitnami, is a developer tool that allows users to collaborate on code, create new projects, manage repositories, and perform code reviews. When using GitLab, users can keep their code on their own servers, either in the cloud or on-premise. For additional peace of mind, the free community edition even features enterprise-grade features such as a mature user permissions scheme and support for high availability. Bitnami GitLab is bundled with GitLab CI, a continuous integration server. Just point your projects at the CI server and automate all your tests.
Bitnami Virtual Machines contain a minimal Linux operating system with GitLab installed and configured. This enables you to run the application without actually installing it on your computer. It's completely isolated from other software installed on your machine and makes an ideal sandbox for your project.
Using the Bitnami Virtual Machine image requires hypervisor software such as VMware Player or VirtualBox. Both of these hypervisors are available free of charge. After installing your preferred hypervisor, download and extract the Bitnami Virtual Machine by following the instructions in our getting started guide for VMware or VirtualBox.
Why use the Bitnami GitLab Stack?
Bitnami makes it easy to run GitLab in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami GitLab Stack is:
We track every release of GitLab and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of GitLab as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying GitLab or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Bitnami GitLab Stack stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
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By far the best Git based system out. I love it will all my heart. I don't think I can make the switch from github just yet though because of the changes I would have to get used too. Although great some features from github are not incorporated and I need those features to inform my community about the my projects. However something I do love is that I can host my own CI server which is something github doesn't have! Oh And I forgot to mention that It's 100% FREE!
GITLAB with bitnami is simply awesome but ..
I need a simple way to even update to new versions of GITLAB without any pains ... come on guys that would be more value added and fun for to use so
Enjoy vcs hosted on local machine and allow others to contribute into your project.. Yes, this feeling will motivate you. You will get this by using GITLAB. Awesome tool to have local vcs.
I was looking for a git environment with great collaborative tools like github and found gitlab to be just that. Bitnami package allowed me to be up and running in minutes... Amazing! Easy to setup, configure and use. The instructions are clear and easy to follow event in the bitnami setup. I particularly liked the integration of the wiki and of the issues modules.
I wish I had done my own installation using gitlab's excellent onmibus install package. Bitnami's install is different in so many little ways. Files are in different places or don't exist. that means that if you need to do any kind of configuration -like backups- that can't be done in the web front end, you won't be able to use gitlab's instructions.
I know bitnami has their own way of backing up but that's just one example of administration that can't be done in the gitlab way using the bitnami install.
Now that I've tried installing gitlab myself I can say that it really isn't any harder than downloading the bitnami VM.