GitLab CI is an open-source continuous integration server
GitLab CI is designed for the Linux operating system.
GitLab CI officially supports (recent versions of) these Linux distributions:
- Ubuntu Linux
- Debian/GNU Linux
Additionally GitLab CI requires:
- ruby 1.9.3
- MySQL or PostgreSQL
This version (3.x) is designed for GitLab 5.3+.
If you want to use GitLab CI without GitLab or with older versions you need to use 2-2-stable
How it works
GitLab CI is a web application with API and connect to db. It manage projects/builds and provide a nice user interface. It uses GitLab application to authenticate users.
GitLab CI Runner is a pure ruby application which process builds. It can be deployed separately and work with GitLab CI through API.
In order to run tests you need at least 1 GitLab CI instance and 1 GitLab CI Runner. However, for running several builds at the same time you may want to setup more than one GitLab CI Runner.
- 1 GitLab CI and N GitLab CI Runner instances on same machine
- 1 GitLab CI and N GitLab CI Runner instances on different machines
- 1 GitLab CI and N GitLab CI Runner instances on local machines
- Feedback and suggestions forum is the place to propose and discuss new features for GitLab CI.