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Bugzilla vs GitLab: What are the differences?

Developers describe Bugzilla as "Server software designed to help you manage software development". Bugzilla is a "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System". Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being "free", Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack. On the other hand, GitLab is detailed as "Open source self-hosted Git management software". GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. 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 multiple active servers.

Bugzilla and GitLab are primarily classified as "Issue Tracking" and "Code Collaboration & Version Control" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Bugzilla are:

  • Optimized database structure for increased performance and scalability
  • Excellent security to protect confidentiality
  • Advanced query tool that can remember your searches

On the other hand, GitLab provides the following key features:

  • Manage git repositories with fine grained access controls that keep your code secure
  • Perform code reviews and enhance collaboration with merge requests
  • Each project can also have an issue tracker and a wiki

GitLab is an open source tool with 20.1K GitHub stars and 5.33K GitHub forks. Here's a link to GitLab's open source repository on GitHub.

Alibaba.com, trivago, and Avocode are some of the popular companies that use GitLab, whereas Bugzilla is used by Wikipedia, Grooveshark, and Mozilla. GitLab has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1234 company stacks & 1479 developers stacks; compared to Bugzilla, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

Decisions about Bugzilla and GitLab
Weverton Timoteo

Do you review your Pull/Merge Request before assigning Reviewers?

If you work in a team opening a Pull Request (or Merge Request) looks appropriate. However, have you ever thought about opening a Pull/Merge Request when working by yourself? Here's a checklist of things you can review in your own:

  • Pick the correct target branch
  • Make Drafts explicit
  • Name things properly
  • Ask help for tools
  • Remove the noise
  • Fetch necessary data
  • Understand Mergeability
  • Pass the message
  • Add screenshots
  • Be found in the future
  • Comment inline in your changes

Read the blog post for more detailed explanation for each item :D

What else do you review before asking for code review?

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Weverton Timoteo

Using an inclusive language is crucial for fostering a diverse culture. Git has changed the naming conventions to be more language-inclusive, and so you should change. Our development tools, like GitHub and GitLab, already supports the change.

SourceLevel deals very nicely with repositories that changed the master branch to a more appropriate word. Besides, you can use the grep linter the look for exclusive terms contained in the source code.

As the inclusive language gap may happen in other aspects of our lives, have you already thought about them?

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Weverton Timoteo

One of the magic tricks git performs is the ability to rewrite log history. You can do it in many ways, but git rebase -i is the one I most use. With this command, It’s possible to switch commits order, remove a commit, squash two or more commits, or edit, for instance.

It’s particularly useful to run it before opening a pull request. It allows developers to “clean up” the mess and organize commits before submitting to review. If you follow the practice 3 and 4, then the list of commits should look very similar to a task list. It should reveal the rationale you had, telling the story of how you end up with that final code.

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Kamaleshwar BN
Senior Software Engineer at Pulley · | 8 upvotes · 527.5K views

Out of most of the VCS solutions out there, we found Gitlab was the most feature complete with a free community edition. Their DevSecops offering is also a very robust solution. Gitlab CI/CD was quite easy to setup and the direct integration with your VCS + CI/CD is also a bonus. Out of the box integration with major cloud providers, alerting through instant messages etc. are all extremely convenient. We push our CI/CD updates to MS Teams.

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Gitlab as A LOT of features that GitHub and Azure DevOps are missing. Even if both GH and Azure are backed by Microsoft, GitLab being open source has a faster upgrade rate and the hosted by gitlab.com solution seems more appealing than anything else! Quick win: the UI is way better and the Pipeline is way easier to setup on GitLab!

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At DeployPlace we use self-hosted GitLab, we have chosen GitLab as most of us are familiar with it. We are happy with all features GitLab provides, I can’t imagine our life without integrated GitLab CI. Another important feature for us is integrated code review tool, we use it every day, we use merge requests, code reviews, branching. To be honest, most of us have GitHub accounts as well, we like to contribute in open source, and we want to be a part of the tech community, but lack of solutions from GitHub in the area of CI doesn’t let us chose it for our projects.

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Pros of Bugzilla
Pros of GitLab
  • 2
    Detailed
  • 2
    Free
  • 2
    Open source
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 504
    Self hosted
  • 427
    Free
  • 337
    Has community edition
  • 240
    Easy setup
  • 239
    Familiar interface
  • 135
    Includes many features, including ci
  • 111
    Nice UI
  • 82
    Good integration with gitlabci
  • 55
    Simple setup
  • 33
    Has an official mobile app
  • 32
    Free private repository
  • 29
    Continuous Integration
  • 20
    Open source, great ui (like github)
  • 16
    Slack Integration
  • 12
    Full CI flow
  • 10
    Free and unlimited private git repos
  • 8
    User, group, and project access management is simple
  • 7
    All in one (Git, CI, Agile..)
  • 7
    Intuitive UI
  • 7
    Built-in CI
  • 4
    Both public and private Repositories
  • 4
    Full DevOps suite with Git
  • 4
    CI
  • 3
    Integrated Docker Registry
  • 3
    It's powerful source code management tool
  • 3
    So easy to use
  • 3
    Build/pipeline definition alongside code
  • 3
    Mattermost Chat client
  • 3
    Issue system
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 2
    Because is the best remote host for git repositories
  • 2
    Dockerized
  • 2
    Free private repos
  • 2
    Great for team collaboration
  • 2
    Unlimited free repos & collaborators
  • 2
    It's fully integrated
  • 2
    I like the its runners and executors feature
  • 2
    One-click install through DigitalOcean
  • 2
    Security and Stable
  • 2
    Low maintenance cost due omnibus-deployment
  • 2
    On-premises
  • 1
    Kubernetes integration with GitLab CI
  • 1
    Multilingual interface
  • 1
    Review Apps feature
  • 1
    Powerful software planning and maintaining tools
  • 1
    Groups of groups
  • 1
    Built-in Docker Registry
  • 1
    Beautiful
  • 1
    Wounderful
  • 1
    Opensource
  • 1
    Not Microsoft Owned
  • 1
    Many private repo
  • 1
    Published IP list for whitelisting (gl-infra#434)
  • 1
    The dashboard with deployed environments
  • 1
    Powerful Continuous Integration System
  • 1
    Kubernetes Integration
  • 1
    Native CI
  • 1
    HipChat intergration
  • 1
    It includes everything I need, all packaged with docker
  • 0
    Supports Radius/Ldap & Browser Code Edits

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Cons of Bugzilla
Cons of GitLab
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      Slow ui performance
    • 7
      Introduce breaking bugs every release
    • 5
      Insecure (no published IP list for whitelisting)
    • 1
      Built-in Docker Registry
    • 0
      Review Apps feature

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    What is Bugzilla?

    Bugzilla is a "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System". Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being "free", Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack.

    What is GitLab?

    GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. 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 multiple active servers.

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    Mantis
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