- Package manager
- Updating dependencies
- Dependency notes
We use Yarn to manage frontend dependencies. There are a few exceptions:
FontAwesome, installed via the
font-awesome-railsgem: we are working to replace it with GitLab SVGs icons library.
ACE editor, installed via the
- Other dependencies found under
We use the Renovate GitLab Bot to automatically create merge requests for updating dependencies of several projects. You can find the up-to-date list of projects managed by the renovate bot in the project’s README. Some key dependencies updated using renovate are:
We discourage installing some dependencies in GitLab repository
because they can create conflicts in the dependency tree. Blocked dependencies are declared in the
blockDependencies property of GitLab’s
BootstrapVue is a component library built with Vue.js and Bootstrap. We wrap BootstrapVue components in GitLab UI with the purpose of applying visual styles and usage guidelines specified in the Pajamas Design System. For this reason, we recommend not installing BootstrapVue directly in the GitLab repository. Instead create a wrapper of the BootstrapVue component you want to use in GitLab UI first.