Gollum and Ubuntu

For some weeks now, I am testing and experimenting features from GitLab.com.

I’ve clearly been impressed by the large scope of features offered by the free edition:

  • Manage Projects,
  • Manage groups and users in da group
  • create and manage git repository (sic:)
  • propose a full CD/CI pipeline
  • manage issurs and merge request (like pull request in github.com/bitbucket.org)
  • And add some wiki that can be operated with gollum.

Gollum, from Lord of the rings – No link

And the last but not least :

  • project management with kanban/agile dashboard to manage issues through milestones. A very Rich user interface for a free access product (in a limited quantity of data/access/build).

To be able to install gollum on ubuntu, its a little bit tricky for te non-ruby-developpers.

$> sudo apt-get install ruby ruby-dev make zlib1g-dev libicu-dev build-essential git cmake
$> sudo gem install gollum
$> sudo gem install gollum-markdown

And then you can start Gollum and open the local server address to see your pages:

$> gollum
== Sinatra/1.3.5 has taken the stage on 4567 for development with backup from Thin
>> Thin web server (v1.5.0 codename Knife)
>> Maximum connections set to 1024
>> Listening on, CTRL+C to stop