As an academic institution, the faculty holds a Gitlab Ultimate license.
This provides you with a variety of tools for planning projects, managing tasks, automating processes, and more. For an overview of these features, visit the Gitlab developers' website.
Please note that (as with all FIM IT services) you may only use this service in the context of your studies or research and teaching. Any commercial use is prohibited.
To facilitate the usage of shared repositories, Gitlab groups can be created for chairs, internships and other groups at the faculty.
Please contact the FIM IT Services team for this.
The files of the Gitlab service are stored in a highly available system. To maintain the performance of the service for everyone, Git repositories should only be used for versioning text-like file formats (e.g. source code, LaTeX documents, etc.) Overly large file uploads will therefore be rejected by the Gitlab server with the message "fatal: pack exceeds maximum allowed size", and no changes from that push operation will be kept on the server.
For larger files (e.g. images, videos, Office and PDF documents), we support the "Git Large File Storage" (LFS) option. With this feature, the large files are kept in a separate storage area on our servers and are stored in the Git repository in the form of a reference.
After a one-time setup on your computer, the use of Git-LFS is completely transparent to you: In your local copy of the repository, all files remain in their usual location; when transferred to the Gitlab server, the file types you declared as "large" are automatically uploaded to the correct storage area.