Gitlab releases. Introduction to GitLab Flow 2019-11-27

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When using GitLab flow, developers create their branches from this master branch, so it is essential that it never breaks. You might want to take a look into GitLab Continuous Integration which integrates with Gitlab. For example, if you want to release version 0. Fortunately, there is an easy way to undo a merge with all its commits. Though specialized tools do exist to solve this, they require documentation and add complexity. After you merge a feature branch, you should remove it from the source control software. GitHub flow as a simpler alternative In reaction to Git flow, GitHub created a simpler alternative.

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Publishing artefacts on release notes

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With these two types of releases, GitLab Inc. Git does not allow you to merge the code again otherwise. Do not merge from upstream again if your code can work and merge cleanly without doing so. The next major release is GitLab 13. Merge requests always create a merge commit, even when the branch could be merged without one. How to write a good commit message A commit message should reflect your intention, not just the contents of the commit.

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Releases API

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So I've written a short Bash script, which allows us to write the Markdown file aside and then it reads it and sends it automatically:! When a new package is built, it is automatically deployed to staging. The minor release was 10. Issue tracking with GitLab flow GitLab flow is a way to make the relation between the code and the issue tracker more transparent. Nowadays, most organizations practice continuous delivery, which means that your default branch can be deployed. It offers a simple, transparent, and effective way to work with Git. In this case, it is no problem to reuse the same branch name since the first branch was deleted when it was merged. Smaller commits make it clear how a feature was developed, and they make it easy to roll back to a specific good point in time or to revert one code change without reverting several unrelated changes.

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Introduction to GitLab Flow

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GitLab image updates will happen as commits in the branches, not in master, as master will follow the latest daily images. Depending on the amount of changes, this means that release managers can trigger a deployment to the rest of the production fleet, shortly after stage is successfully completed. In this case, deploy the master branch to staging. By doing this, you can address any deprecation messages that could change behavior in the next major release. Release branches with GitLab flow You only need to work with release branches if you need to release software to the outside world. Note: If you revert a merge commit and then change your mind, revert the revert commit to redo the merge.

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Releases

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In this case, do not delete the feature branch yet. If there is no issue yet, create the issue, as long as the change will take a significant amount of work, i. They ask an assigned person to merge two branches. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis. Working with feature branches When creating a feature branch, always branch from an up-to-date master. Suppose that a branch is merged but a problem occurs and the issue is reopened.

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Releases API

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This should be needed only in extreme cases, and can be requested for consideration by raising an issue in the issue tracker. The first problem is that developers must use the develop branch and not master. The third step is pushing to a shared remote repository. Since you have to add the link to the description yourself. This workflow, where commits only flow downstream, ensures that everything is tested in all environments.

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Introduction to GitLab Flow

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Merging everything into the master branch and frequently deploying means you minimize the amount of unreleased code, which is in line with lean and continuous delivery best practices. You could also use your personal token from , but this is not recommended. After announcing a release branch, only add serious bug fixes to the branch. So, if you want to merge into a protected branch, assign your merge request to someone with maintainer permissions. Each deployment will trigger a notification in the Slack channel announcements. If you need to keep a feature branch open for more than a day, there are a few strategies to keep it up-to-date.

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Releases API

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The diff in the merge request automatically updates when new commits are pushed to the branch. However, such additional feature looks more generic and I. Organizations coming to Git from other version control systems frequently find it hard to develop a productive workflow. Atlassian recommends , although they rebase feature branches. It is possible that one feature branch solves more than one issue. After the release, the assets are available to download from the project's releases page. Another option is to only merge in from well-defined points in time, for example, a tagged release.

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GitLab releases

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This means that what gets into the self-managed release fully depends on the state of GitLab. So, let's say, that you have a really cool commit 30728cab and you'd like to make this version of your code a new release. Future iteration While we considered just using the GitLab version as our own, we are not yet in lockstep with GitLab releases to the point where we would make a breaking change here in the chart, and require GitLab to bump the version number to 12 for instance. If your feature branch has a merge conflict, creating a merge commit is a standard way of solving this. Some projects also have a stable branch that points to the same commit as the latest released branch. This allows a file or generated zip with arbitrary structure to be added to a release for convenient download, as opposed to the artifacts which are somewhat constrained to always be zipped with a folder structure taken directly from the filesystem.

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GitLab Release and Maintenance Policy

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After the merge, delete the feature branch since it is no longer needed. The reviewer can merge the changes when they think the code is ready for inclusion in the master branch. Using rebase prevents a merge commit when merging master into your feature branch, and it creates a neat linear history. Upgrade recommendations We encourage everyone to run the to ensure that you can easily upgrade to the most secure and feature-rich GitLab experience. You need to push them manually to your remote.

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