GitLab Community Edition 6.1 released

Jacob Vosmaer
Sep 22, 2013

GitLab Community Edition 6.1 released!

Hello everyone! Today we release a new minor GitLab version, with new features, bug fixes and stability improvements.

With GitLab 6.1 Community Edition you can now automatically close Issues using commit messages, see when an Issue was referenced in a commit or a comment, and add a description to a Merge Request. Moreover, Issue and Merge Request ID's now start at 1 for each Project.

Automatically close issues using commit messages

When you create a commit with a message starting with 'Fixes #1' or 'Closes #1' and push it to master GitLab will close the issue you referred to. If you create a Merge Request targeting master with commits in it that will close Issues, GitLab will tell you which Issues will be closed.


See when an Issue was referenced in a commit or a comment

When you refer to an Issue in a commit message or a comment on a Merge Request or another Issue, GitLab shows you that the issue was referenced. gitlab

Issue and Merge Request ID's start at 1 for each Project

The ID's for Issues and Merge Requests now start at 1 for each Project. This means that bookmarked issue URL's will change. Old issue URL's are redirected to the new one if the issue ID is too high for an internal ID.

Add a description to a Merge Request

When you create a new Merge Request you can now add a description to it. gitlab

This release's most valuable person (MVP) is Ash Wilson for contributing the automatic issue closing and issue reference linking features.


User Interface



For a full list of changes see the CHANGELOG.

If you are setting up a new GitLab installation follow the Setup Guide.

For update instructions see the Update Guide.

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