RepoBee and GitLab¶
As of v1.5.0, RepoBee has alpha support for GitLab. Both gitlab.com and self-hosted GitLab are supported, but currently, some commands (including all peer review commands) do not work. GitLab is planned to be fully supported by in late 2019. See Roadmap for details.
GitLab support is currently in alpha, and may not yet be sufficiently stable for production use.
RepoBee requires GitLab 11.11 or later.
The roadmap for GitLab support is listed below. For the most up-to-date activity, see the GitLab support Kanban board.
|show-config||Done||N/A (not platform dependent)|
|assign-reviews||Not started||Late 2019|
|purge-review-teams||Not started||Late 2019|
|check-reviews||Not started||Late 2019|
|verify-settings||Not started||August 2019|
RepoBee uses GitHub terminology, as GitHub is the primary platform. It is however simple to map the terminology between the two platforms as follows:
So, if you read “target organization” in the documentation, that translates directly to “target group” when using GitLab. Although there are a few practical differences, the concepts on both platforms are similar enough that it makes no difference as far as using RepoBee goes. You can read more about differences and similarities in this GitLab blog post.
How to use RepoBee with GitLab¶
Provide the url to a GitLab instance host (not to the api endpoint, just to
the host) as an argument to
-g|--github-base-url (yes, it’s a bit weird as
github in the option, but that will be changed in v2.0.0), or put
it in the config file as the value for option
github_base_url. Other than
that, there are a few important differences between GitHub and GitLab that the
user should be aware of.
- As noted, the base url should be provided to the host of the GitLab instance,
and not to any specific endpoint (as is the case when using GitHub). When
github.comfor example, the url should be provided as
github_base_url = https://gitlab.comin the config.
master-org-namearguments should be given the path of the respective groups. If you create a group with a long name, GitLab may shorten the path automatically. For example, I created the group
repobee-master-repos, and it got the path
repobee-master. You can find your path by going to the landing page of your group and checking the URL: the path is the last part. You can change the path manually by going to your group, then Settings->General->Path,transfer,remove and changing the group path.