Summer 2019 changes to campus version-control services (Git, Bit, etc.)

Software development teams use web-based platforms to help them manage version control. While there are free, open-source services available, UI’s professionally-hosted and managed services are more secure, and allow users to authenticate with their HawkID.  

This table lists hosted services that are available to the UI campus community, services scheduled to be discontinued, and any that are being evaluated:

Service Status Who should use? More information
GitHub Enterprise (Academic) Discontinued June 27, 2019; Users must migrate to GitLab Academic by June 1, 2019 Nobody after June 1, 2019 https://its.uiowa.edu/github
GitLab Academic Active. Currently we support the free version, but there are plans to upgrade to “Ultimate” in the future. UI Research and classroom use https://its.uiowa.edu/gitlab-academichttps://research-git.uiowa.edu
Bitbucket Discontinued May 31, 2019; Users were to migrate to GitLab Administrative by May 15, 2019. Nobody after May 15, 2019 https://its.uiowa.edu/stash
GitLab Administrative (Starter Edition) Active; downgraded from Enterprise to Starter Edition in May, 2019. UI Professional IT staff https://its.uiowa.edu/gitlab
GitHub Education/Classroom (Cloud) Currently not supported; under evaluation. Contact research-git if interested https://education.github.com/

To understand the difference between GitHub and GitLab, visit this site.

For GitHub/GitLab Academic migration instructions, visit the wiki. 

 

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