GitLab 8.5.2 Released

Mar 3, 2016

Today we are releasing version 8.5.2 for GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE).

This version includes many fixes for the Issues sidebar, Todos, Labels, relative URL installations, and forks list. It also ports a feature from GitLab Enterprise Edition to GitLab Community Edition, adds documentation for the Todos feature and updates the required Rails and OpenSSL versions.

Read on for all the details!

Branded login page is now part of GitLab Community Edition

This patch release ports the branded login page feature from GitLab Enterprise Edition to GitLab Community Edition.

Rails security update

As soon as Rails 4.2.5.2 was announced, we reviewed the two CVEs it addresses. However, we are confident in the fact that GitLab is not affected by these vulnerabilities.

That being said, we are upgrading to Rails 4.2.5.2 in GitLab 8.5.2 regardless of that fact.

OpenSSL security update

As soon as OpenSSL Security Advisory was announced, we reviewed it. However, we are confident in the fact that GitLab is not affected by these vulnerabilities since we are not using SSLv2 anywhere.

That being said, we are upgrading to OpenSSL 1.0.2g in GitLab 8.5.2 regardless of that fact.

Upgrade barometer

This release includes one minor database migration which can be run without causing any downtime.

Please be aware that by default the Omnibus packages will stop, run migrations, and start again, no matter how “big” or “small” the upgrade is. This behavior can be changed by adding a /etc/gitlab/skip-auto-migrations file.

Updating

To update, check out our update page.

Enterprise Edition

Interested in GitLab Enterprise Edition? Check out the features exclusive to EE.

Access to GitLab Enterprise Edition is included with a subscription. No time to upgrade GitLab yourself? Subscribers receive upgrade and installation services.


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