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GitLab 11.1: More visibility, more collaboration, more … pretty much everything!

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It’s been less than a month since the release of 11.0 but GitLab 11.1 is here already with *tons* of new and awesome features. And when I say tons, I mean it! Be prepared for a storm of new features and major improvements coming your way!

The GitLab team just never rests! And we thank them for that!

Almost a month after the release of GitLab 11.0, the newest version 11.1 is out and it brings an endless list of awesome new features and major improvements!

To start things off, I should inform you that this GtiLab version is *all* about visibility.

Dedicated to promoting the ultimate collaboration experience, GitLab has built Merge Request to be a powerful collaboration tool. Sometimes, however,  the Merge Request isn’t the right view for your needs. Sometimes you just need visibility into how all current security issues are affecting a branch in aggregate. The new Security Dashboard now gives you this visibility.

But this is only one of the many goodies GitLab 11.1 brings! Let’s have a closer look at the key features of the latest release.

Endless list of changes coming your way

Are you ready? Let’s start:

Security Dashboard for projects Reports the latest security status of the default branch for each project. This gives a very accessible view to Security teams that can easily spot if something is wrong and if actions must be taken.

Container Scanning and DAST reports at pipeline level Sometimes developers need to know the security status for a specific branch in a specific moment. Now you can simply review the Reports tab to access all security information and take the proper actions.

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SAST support for Node.js GitLab 11.1 adds another great language to the list of supported SAST languages: Node.js.

Merge request widget info and pipeline sections redesign Improved design of the information and pipeline sections, making them easier to consume by breaking them slightly away from the rest of the widget content.

Groups dropdown in navigation – Searching for a group is now directly available behind a lightweight dropdown menu, removing the need to navigate away from your work into a separate view when you’re looking for a hard-to-remember group.

View merge request description in the Web IDE Instead of having to switch tabs, you can now open the merge request description side by side with the code directly within the Web IDE.

But we haven’t even scratched the surface of the list of all the amazing things GitLab 11.1 brings!

Here is an overview of *some* of the major improvements featured in the latest release:

  • GitLab subgroups in JIRA Development panel
  • GitLab Flavored Markdown with CommonMark
  • Confidential issue quick action
  • Merge request comments Vue.js refactor
  • Issue board configuration API
  • Merge request locked state in API
  • Initialize README on project creation
  • Improved Web IDE staging and committing
  • New HEAD method in File API
  • Allow SAML assurance level to bypass 2FA
  • Application Metrics now available in Operations menu
  • Improved Kubernetes Cluster page design
  • Store user ID in OpenID Connect sub claim
  • GitLab Runner 11.1

The list goes on and on. See the extensive lineup of the major improvements featured in 11.1 here.

Wait! I’m not done yet!

I saved the best for last!

You can upgrade to GitLab 11.1 from 11.0 without any downtime! See the documentation on downtimeless upgrades for details.

Happy collaboration, everyone!

Author
Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou is an assistant editor for JAXenter.com. Just finished her masters in Modern East Asian Studies and plans to continue with her old hobby that is computer science.

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