Mar 3, 2016 - GitLab  

GitLab 8.5.2 Released

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!

  • EE: Update LDAP groups asynchronously (!221)
  • EE: Fix an issue when weight text was displayed in Issuable collapsed sidebar (!222)
  • CE/EE: Fix sidebar overlapping content when screen width was below 1200px (!2620)
  • CE/EE: Don't repeat labels listed on Labels tab (!2924)
  • CE/EE: Bring the "branded appearance" feature from EE to CE (!2927)
  • CE/EE: Fix error 500 when commenting on a commit (!2964)
  • CE/EE: Show days remaining instead of elapsed time for Milestone (!2978)
  • CE/EE: Fix broken icons on installations with relative URL (!2979)
  • CE/EE: Fix issue where tag list wasn't refreshed after deleting a tag (!2986)
  • CE/EE: Fix import from (!2988)
  • CE/EE: Improve implementation to check read access to forks and add pagination (!2991)
  • CE/EE: Don't show any "2FA required" message if it's not actually required (!3014)
  • CE/EE: Fix help keyboard shortcut on relative URL setups (!3016)
  • CE/EE: Update Rails to (!3020)
  • CE/EE: Fix permissions for deprecated CI build status badge (!3030)
  • CE/EE: Don't show "Welcome to GitLab" when the search didn't return any projects (!3059)
  • CE/EE: Add Todos documentation (!3064)
  • Omnibus GitLab: Fix regression where NGINX config for standalone ci was not created (!659)
  • Omnibus GitLab: Execute package preinst when starting Docker image (!663)
  • Omnibus GitLab: Update openssl to 1.0.2g (!665)
  • Omnibus GitLab: Add Redis server password support (!668)

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 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 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.


To update, check out our update page.

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