As a means for Eclipse Foundation to adopt GitLab as a new project hosting platform, we’ve deployed a Proof of Concept GitLab site to allow the IT team to explore the features of the GitLab platform. GitLab is a modern, full-stack development platform, which includes source code and repository management, code review, issues tracking, Wiki, and much more.
The use of GitLab will allow us to move away from our own hosted forge and will allow our projects to move to the next generation of tools beyond Bugzilla, MediaWiki, and cGit, while still having the Foundation serve as the host of this infrastructure, and thus not necessarily utilizing GitHub. Please note that this does not mean Bugzilla, MediaWiki, etc. are being removed, but rather that we are creating an alternative, additional platform for new and existing projects to utilize.
A production-ready GitLab, available initially for new Eclipse projects but then following that for all projects, is slated for early 2020.
Please follow Bugzilla #537913 for more information and to track progress on this initiative.