Gitlab vs Redmine


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Gitlab
GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wiki’s. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with a multiple active servers.
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Redmine
Redmine is a flexible alternative project management web application. Written using the Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database. Redmine is open source and released under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2 (GPL).
Gitlab vs Redmine in our news:


2015 - Collaboration platform for developers GitLab raises $4M



GitLab, the open source Git-based collaboration platform for developers, today announced that it has raised $4 million in Series A funding. The company, which offers both a free community edition, a free SaaS version and a paid enterprise edition of its service, says it will use the additional funding to accelerate growth and expand its global operations. Git, of course, has become the default way to manage code for many development teams. While GitHub is likely the best-known Git-hosting service, there are a number of competitors in this space — all of which tend to put a slightly different twist (and user interface) on top of what is essentially a hosted version of Git. Atlassian, for example, offers both free and paid Git hosting services. GitLab’s focus on its open source solution sets it apart from some of these competitors.

2014 - Redmine 2.5 impoves custom fields. Gitlab should better react

Redmine is a flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails framework. The new version - Redmine 2.5.0 is available for download. It brings many improvements to custom fields formats: text formatting support, HTTP link support, fine-grained selection for user and version custom fields based on roles and version status. The custom field format API was fully rewritten, so if you're running some plugins that deal with it (eg. that adds non standard field formats), you'll have to update them before upgrading. This version also introduces experimental support for Markdown formatting, a popular text formatting syntax.