GitLab reaches milestone version 13.0
The DevOps lifecycle platform GitLab was launched in 2011, and it has come a long way since then. See what has happened in the milestone release GitLab 13.0. The latest features include highly available Git storage without NFS, auto deployment to AWS Elastic Container Service, a dark theme in the Web IDE, and much more.
GitLab 13.0 released with Gitaly Clusters, Epic Hierarchy on Roadmaps, and Auto Deploy to ECS! Let’s celebrate together! 🥳https://t.co/YKxGaglEpD
— GitLab (@gitlab) May 22, 2020
Gitaly Clusters, Auto DevOps support for AWS & more
GitLab 13.0 comes with support for Gitaly Clusters for highly available Git storage without a Network File System (NFS). This new option to run Gitaly in a clustered configuration is available to users of all self-managed GitLab versions. It should increase fault tolerance, e.g. by automatically routing Git requests to available Gitaly nodes. Gitaly Clusters require Praefect, a new router and transaction manager.
There’s also a new feature for users of all self-managed and GitLab-hosted versions: Auto DevOps now supports deploying to AWS Elastic Container Service (ECS). Previously, this function aimed at reducing complexity and making cloud deployment easier required using Kubernetes.
The GitLab Web IDE has received a new Dark theme. It is automatically enabled for users who have the Dark syntax highlighting theme preference activated. The default syntax highlighting theme is White, and other options are Solarized light, Solarized dark and Monokai. Here’s how the new Dark themed Web IDE looks:
To recap the changes over the course of the last year in GitLab 12, see this blog post that the GitLab team has put together.
See all that’s new in GitLab 13.0 in the release post.