GitLab 11.1 to be Available

New update of GitLab provides Security Dashboards, improved code search and focuses on modifying and improving the user interface
24 July 2018   596

In their blog, GitLab developers told about new upgrade 11.1. Among the innovations there are changes in the user interface, security control panel, improved code search, and various fixes and improvements.

Security Control Panel

The new feature, which is designed to simplify the lives of security professionals, shows the status of protection of the main branch of each project. Thanks to this panel, developers see all the gaps and problems existing in the project, as well as the actions that can be taken to eliminate them. The panel is located in the Projects tab in the side menu. 

The function is available only for GitLab Gold and Infinite versions.

GitLab Security Dashboard
GitLab Security Dashboard

Improved code search

The update adds support for search filters by file name, path and its extension. Advanced query syntax parameters help to find more accurate results among both groups and projects.

The function is available for all versions of the system, both in the web interface and in the API.

GitLab Security Dashboard
GitLab Security Dashboard

Other changes in GitLab 11.1

In addition, the update focuses on modifying and improving the user interface. The merge query tools have received several new features that should simplify the work with them and make them more convenient. Switch between groups can be performed using the drop-down menu in the search. On the analytics page of the contribution of all participants, information about the performance of each participant is indicated in a bar chart.

GitHub Desktop 1.5 to be Rolled Out

New release includes a lot of features and improvements, based on the users' feedback
15 November 2018   168

GitHub has updated GitHub Desktop, the desktop application of its service, to version 1.5.

This release includes:

  • the feature to initiate the merging of branches, create and clone repositories through the drop-down menu;
  • automatic search for conflicting merge files;
  • alert on completion of the merge.

In previous versions, the application reported whether a merge conflict would occur. The user had to solve the problem on his own.

In GitHub Desktop 1.5, this process is automated. Now, the application will notify the developer of the presence of conflicting files, list them, run the code editor to fix the problem, and even report when the branches are ready to merge. 

GitHub listened to users' feedback. GitHub Desktop 1.5 will allow you to start a merge through a drop-down menu, and also notify you when the process is complete. Using the repository drop-down list, you can now create or clone repositories.

Full working version of the application GitHub launched in September 2017.