GitLab 15.9 introduces new approvals process

GitLab 15.9 introduces new approvals process

GitLab has announced the launch of GitLab 15.9 which will enable administrators to specify files, file types, and directories that require particular types of approval. The new tool will help developers designate whether approval is required by one user, required by multiple users, or optional.

The company says that developers will now not need to create an approval rule if they have that requirement, as the Code Owners file now takes care of it. While Code Owners rules can be applied to specific sections of code, Approval rules are applicable to entire branches.

The deprecated License-Check feature is to be replaced by license approval policies, another update related to approvals, though GitLab has stated the two can be used simultaneously. With license approval policies, users can control who has access to edit them, create and chain together multiple policy rules.

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