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Number of watchers on Github 20455
Number of open issues 23
Average time to close an issue 4 days
Main language Ruby
Average time to merge a PR 4 days
Open pull requests 28+
Closed pull requests 64+
Last commit about 1 year ago
Repo Created over 7 years ago
Repo Last Updated about 1 year ago
Size 323 MB
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gitlabhq open pull requests (View All Pulls)
  • issue page right-side pannel scroll issue fixed
  • Avoid to show the original password field when password is automatically seted
  • Update
  • update file path regex for unicode letters
  • Add a system hook for when a project is updated.
  • Updates git lfs initialize command
  • Use LDAP/AD stored avatar thumbnail in preference to Gravatar
  • Add migration to change web_hooks url field to text type from string.
  • List generic commit statuses individually in MergeRequests#show
  • Use relative path in doc
  • ScrollTop added and button UI changed
  • Updated the SSH readme with a test section and improved the custom configuration
  • Return 204 instead of 404 if no jobs waiting
  • Hide wiki edit button when user is already on the edit view
  • Bamboo Service: Honor credentials on calling Bamboo CI trigger URL
  • API: recursive tree request
  • Ability to restrict branches for pivotal tracker integration
  • Update the OmniAuth-integration documentation
  • `authorization_code` is case sensitive
  • Don't describe a self-compiled software version as a system version
  • Add validation to project members (user/project/project_members) form
  • Add support for MathJax with AsciiDoc
  • Add API for global snippets
  • Allow "Everyone with access" on private repositories
  • Updating Docs to Discourage HTTP Usage
  • made dropdown content scroll
  • Remove unneeded line
  • Update _piwik.html.haml
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