GitLab 12.6 released with tools to enhance the visibility of the project for application developers. With this month’s update, Gitlab helps developers to efficiently monitor the application security and release compliance of your projects.

The GitLab is the online code repositories used by organizations to host the code, sharing, bug tracking, manage software development lifecycle and other tools.

GitLab 12.6

Now GitLab provides a new Project Security Status panel that shows which projects are affected with more security risks, the severity of the vulnerability to be rated from A to F letter grade.

It helps the developers to detect the unresolved vulnerabilities grade A – Low Severity to grade F – critical severity. The new release provides organizations an easy and secure way to manage dependencies.

GitLab 12.6
Project Security

Another notable feature is the release Evidence, development teams like to have a track of each release complies with their organization’s policies, procedures, and controls.

With GitLab 12.6 it was made easier with the feature release evidence, a JSON form of object that includes links to milestones and the bug fixes with the release.

“In 12.6, GitLab Releases now have a new Evidence collection entry in which you can find a snapshot of the Release’s metadata in JSON format. This snapshot can be leveraged as a chain of custody to support the review and compliance processes, such as audits,” reads GitLab’s blog post.

GitLab 12.6
Evidence collection

To help development teams writing code in C and C++, GitLab 12.6 now allows developers to share the code as private and public binaries using popular Conan repository built into GitLab.

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