For having a good overview of changes in the software lifecycle, it makes sense to use a software revision system like GIT to automatically generate a CHANGELOG. In order to do that, it is necessary to write appropriate commit messages.
GitLab can be self-hosted quite easy. One way is, to run the server in a docker container, which will be described in this article. Our goal is to run a self-hosted GitLab server on a server with a public IP and domain name with GitLab-Runners for CI / CD.
GitLab allows it, to execute commands after repository commits. With that, it’s possible to do automated software tests for code in the repository. A few weeks ago, a private project required automatic releases on GitLab at given dates – for example monthly. At the moment such a feature is not (yet) supported by GitLab (https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/63858)