A month after the most recent Major Release GitLab Version 13.1 of the version management has been published. One of the key new features Alert Management, which brings together alerts from different areas. The so-called Code of Intelligence provides more insight into the source code and allows you to jump to method definitions.
The majority of the new features in GitLab 13.1 applies to all variants, including the free Core or Free Edition.
From the control panel
After in GitLab 13.0 requirements management in focus, brings together the latest Release under the keyword Alert Management alerts from the different areas of a surface. Users can view the alerts in a list and Details of the elements of the call. For the treatment of the individual Alerts, you can create Issues and matching assigning them to team members for editing.
The Alert Management wants to expand GitLab in the next versions. Among other things, Integration with the SaaS platform (Software as a Service) pager duty is planned. In addition, the surface is intended to highlight specific metrics and logs out. In the medium term to so-called Alert Integration Builder Alarms parsing and matching GitLab-fields as key-value pairs (Key-Value Pairs, CIP) to connect.
More insight into the Code
The Code-Review process, the so-called Code Intelligence to help, which builds on the basics from the GitLab-Partner source graph and the LSIF (Linux Server Index Format) is used. With the “Else If” explicit Format code information can be saved in different views outside of development environments.
Developers can file in the project “.gitlab-ci.yml” has a corresponding LSIF-Report to define. Then, you will find when riding over code passages with the mouse, among other things, explanations of the elements and the Option to jump to method definitions (Go to Definition).
Also for a better Overview of the advanced Code Coverage is to apply Graph that represents the code coverage over time.
Better control over Changes
Merge Request Reviews, the show brought together several comments to the Merge request, already exist since the end of the 2018 published GitLab 11.4, were previously reserved for clients of the commercial variant. With Version 13.1, the function a is now flowing in the Core – and Free-products of GitLab.
New in the current Release, the Integration of Accessibility testing into the Merge Request is also a Widget. About a negative impact on the accessibility in the Review can potentially process of Merge Requests integrate.
Individual proposals to design changes can now be set as resolved (resolved) mark, whereby the respective marks disappear on the template. Thus, designers and developers to get a better Overview of the outstanding design issues. The clarified comments in retrospect, continue to show the Changes across individual revisions can be tracked.
Other new features in GitLab 13.1 the official announcement can be found.