GitLab Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 18, 2024

GitLab is a web-based open-source collaboration application designed to streamline the lifecycle of DevOps operations. It is free to use for non-commercial use but with limited features, and also as a paid version.

The tool is designed to see DevOps operation from beginning to end and offers support for continuous integration and development.

GitLab is offered in Community Edition (CE) and the Enterprise Edition (EE). EE receives support from GitLab Inc. (paid tiers only) and it is easier for them to upgrade to the the paid tier in the future. These are both options missing in the CE.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

Security Support

GitLab 16.9
In 2 days
(15 February 2024)
Ends in 1 month and 1 week
(21 March 2024)
Ends in 3 months and 3 days
(16 May 2024)
GitLab 16.8
3 weeks and 4 days ago
(18 January 2024)
Ends in 2 days
(15 February 2024)
Ends in 2 months and 5 days
(18 April 2024)
GitLab 16.7
1 month and 3 weeks ago
(20 December 2023)
Ended 3 weeks and 4 days ago
(18 January 2024)
Ends in 1 month and 1 week
(21 March 2024)
GitLab 16.6
2 months and 3 weeks ago
(15 November 2023)
Ended 1 month and 3 weeks ago
(21 December 2023)
Ends in 2 days
(15 February 2024)
GitLab 16.5
3 months and 3 weeks ago
(20 October 2023)
Ended 2 months and 3 weeks ago
(16 November 2023)
Ended 3 weeks and 4 days ago
(18 January 2024)
GitLab 16.4
4 months and 3 weeks ago
(21 September 2023)
Ended 3 months and 3 weeks ago
(22 October 2023)
Ended 1 month and 3 weeks ago
(21 December 2023)
GitLab 16.3
5 months and 3 weeks ago
(21 August 2023)
Ended 4 months and 2 weeks ago
(22 September 2023)
Ended 2 months and 3 weeks ago
(16 November 2023)
GitLab 16.2
6 months and 3 weeks ago
(21 July 2023)
Ended 5 months and 3 weeks ago
(22 August 2023)
Ended 3 months and 3 weeks ago
(22 October 2023)
GitLab 16.1
7 months and 3 weeks ago
(21 June 2023)
Ended 6 months and 3 weeks ago
(22 July 2023)
Ended 4 months and 2 weeks ago
(22 September 2023)
GitLab 16.0
8 months and 3 weeks ago
(18 May 2023)
Ended 7 months and 2 weeks ago
(22 June 2023)
Ended 5 months and 3 weeks ago
(22 August 2023)
GitLab 15.11
9 months and 3 weeks ago
(21 April 2023)
Ended 8 months and 3 weeks ago
(22 May 2023)
Ended 6 months and 3 weeks ago
(22 July 2023)
GitLab 15.10
10 months and 3 weeks ago
(21 March 2023)
Ended 9 months and 2 weeks ago
(22 April 2023)
Ended 7 months and 2 weeks ago
(22 June 2023)
GitLab 15.9
11 months and 2 weeks ago
(21 February 2023)
Ended 10 months and 3 weeks ago
(22 March 2023)
Ended 8 months and 3 weeks ago
(22 May 2023)
GitLab 15.8
1 year and 3 weeks ago
(20 January 2023)
Ended 11 months and 2 weeks ago
(22 February 2023)
Ended 9 months and 2 weeks ago
(22 April 2023)
GitLab 15.7
1 year and 1 month ago
(21 December 2022)
Ended 1 year and 3 weeks ago
(22 January 2023)
Ended 10 months and 3 weeks ago
(22 March 2023)
GitLab 15.6
1 year and 2 months ago
(21 November 2022)
Ended 1 year and 1 month ago
(22 December 2022)
Ended 11 months and 2 weeks ago
(22 February 2023)
GitLab 15.5
1 year and 3 months ago
(21 October 2022)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(22 November 2022)
Ended 1 year and 3 weeks ago
(22 January 2023)
GitLab 15.4
1 year and 4 months ago
(21 September 2022)
Ended 1 year and 3 months ago
(22 October 2022)
Ended 1 year and 1 month ago
(22 December 2022)
GitLab 15.3
1 year and 5 months ago
(19 August 2022)
Ended 1 year and 4 months ago
(22 September 2022)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(22 November 2022)
GitLab 15.2
1 year and 6 months ago
(21 July 2022)
Ended 1 year and 5 months ago
(22 August 2022)
Ended 1 year and 3 months ago
(22 October 2022)
GitLab 15.1
1 year and 7 months ago
(21 June 2022)
Ended 1 year and 6 months ago
(22 July 2022)
Ended 1 year and 4 months ago
(22 September 2022)
GitLab 15.0
1 year and 8 months ago
(20 May 2022)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(22 June 2022)
Ended 1 year and 5 months ago
(22 August 2022)
GitLab 14.10
1 year and 9 months ago
(21 April 2022)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(22 May 2022)
Ended 1 year and 6 months ago
(22 July 2022)
GitLab 14.9
1 year and 10 months ago
(21 March 2022)
Ended 1 year and 9 months ago
(22 April 2022)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(22 June 2022)
GitLab 14.8
1 year and 11 months ago
(21 February 2022)
Ended 1 year and 10 months ago
(22 March 2022)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(22 May 2022)
GitLab 14.7
2 years and 3 weeks ago
(21 January 2022)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(22 February 2022)
Ended 1 year and 9 months ago
(22 April 2022)
GitLab 14.6
2 years and 1 month ago
(21 December 2021)
Ended 2 years and 3 weeks ago
(22 January 2022)
Ended 1 year and 10 months ago
(22 March 2022)
GitLab 14.5
2 years and 2 months ago
(19 November 2021)
Ended 2 years and 1 month ago
(22 December 2021)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(22 February 2022)
GitLab 14.4
2 years and 3 months ago
(21 October 2021)
Ended 2 years and 2 months ago
(22 November 2021)
Ended 2 years and 3 weeks ago
(22 January 2022)
GitLab 14.3
2 years and 4 months ago
(21 September 2021)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(22 October 2021)
Ended 2 years and 1 month ago
(22 December 2021)
GitLab 14.2
2 years and 5 months ago
(20 August 2021)
Ended 2 years and 4 months ago
(22 September 2021)
Ended 2 years and 2 months ago
(22 November 2021)
GitLab 14.1
2 years and 6 months ago
(21 July 2021)
Ended 2 years and 5 months ago
(22 August 2021)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(22 October 2021)
GitLab 14.0
2 years and 7 months ago
(21 June 2021)
Ended 2 years and 6 months ago
(22 July 2021)
Ended 2 years and 4 months ago
(22 September 2021)
GitLab 13.12
2 years and 8 months ago
(21 May 2021)
Ended 2 years and 7 months ago
(22 June 2021)
Ended 2 years and 5 months ago
(22 August 2021)
GitLab 13.11
2 years and 9 months ago
(21 April 2021)
Ended 2 years and 8 months ago
(22 May 2021)
Ended 2 years and 6 months ago
(22 July 2021)
GitLab 13.10
2 years and 10 months ago
(18 March 2021)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(22 April 2021)
Ended 2 years and 7 months ago
(22 June 2021)

GitLab follows the Semantic Versioning scheme, which means that its versions are numbered as “Major.Minor.Patch” (eg: 13.10.3). A minor update is released every month between the dates of the 18th and the 21st, but in September 2023, GitLab. Inc. announced that they will be shifting the rollouts to the third Thursday of the month. Even so, some minor discrepancies have been observed in the release dates.

That said, the Major, Minor, and Patch releases also follow a strict release cadence, which the following table describes:

Version type Description Cadence
Major For significant changes, or when any backward-incompatible changes are introduced to the public API. Yearly. GitLab schedules major releases for May each year, by default.
Minor For when new backward-compatible functionality is introduced to the public API, a minor feature is introduced, or when a set of smaller features is rolled out. Monthly.
Patch For backward-compatible bug fixes that fix incorrect behavior. As needed.

The Patch releases only include bug fixes. To read more about the Patch releases, refer to the GitLab Patch Update information page.

Each release of GitLab is supported for one month, until the release of the next Minor update. Therefore, at any given time, only one version of GitLab is actively supported. After that, the version only receives security support for another 2 months.

To learn the tentative release dates for the upcoming GitLab versions, you may refer to the Gitlab Upcoming Releases page.