Software Update: GitLab 12.6

You can compare GitLab with the more famous GitHub, but contains some subtle differences. It is an environment for managing Git repositories on-premises and is released under the MIT Expat license and developed in Ruby on Rails. It is available in two versions, the free-to-use Community Edition and a paid Enterprise Edition, with more features aimed at large businesses. The two flavors are on this page explained. The development team has released GitLab 12.6 and the release notes for this release can be found below.

GitLab 12.6 released with Security Scorecard and Release Evidence

A common challenge many development leaders face is having visibility into the overall application security and compliance status of their projects. This month’s GitLab release helps you more efficiently monitor the application security and release compliance of your projects.

Security Visibility with Project Security Status

With GitLab 12.6, a new Project Security Status panel shows how projects are ranked according to their security profile. This makes it easier for development leaders to quickly understand which projects may have greater risk and therefore might warrant additional attention to address specific issues.

Streamline Audits with Release Evidence

Almost every enterprise development team is expected to document and demonstrate that each release complies with their organization’s policies, procedures, and controls. Often it means they have a manual processes to save the documentation so that future audits can review the compliance evidence. GitLab 12.6 makes audits and compliance much easier, with a release evidence file in the form of a JSON object that includes links to the milestones and issues that were included in the release, which can help to streamline future audits.

Efficiently Manage and Share C/C++ Resources

Many teams are actively developing new high performance applications in C and C++ and they need the ability to easily store and manage the compiled files and binaries from their projects. GitLab 12.6 now helps teams writing code in C and C++ to manage and share both privately and publicly the binaries from their projects with the popular Conan repository built into GitLab. They can now benefit from having source code, automated GitLab CI pipelines and the resulting packages in the same application which will help improve their overall efficiency and velocity.

And Much More

These are just a few of the highlights in 12.6. Check out the other great updates, such as dependency scanning for Java Gradle projects and support for squash-and-merge within Merge Trains.

Version number 12.6
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux
Website GitLab
License type GPL