Issue board: sorting by Milestone became a premium feature?

Hi there,

for each project, I used to set up Milestones and to create a Board displaying issues sorted by Milestones.

Here is a screenshot:

Now only Labels are available in the Free Tier:

According to the documentation, this feature apparently requires a Premium account now, which is too expensive for me, a modest & benevolent open-source contributor.

Two questions:

  1. is this really a paid feature now, or am I missing something?
  2. how to know which feature is getting removed from the Free Plan (ideally before this happens)?

Thank you & best regards

At first, scoping with Milestone looks different from sorting by Milestone to me.

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You are right, I’m referring to scoping, thanks for the clarification

I’ll apply to the Open Source plan for my open-source project, thanks for the hint!

The second question is still pending:

  1. how to know which feature is getting removed from the Free Plan (ideally before this happens)?
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That never happened and happens. If you would see such a removal of the feature, it might be just a bug. If I remember correctly, I fixed some bugs around Issue Board GitLab team (paid) members introduced. If you are interested in, you can dig deep into it from Links to GitLab.

Or you might be able to use https://gitlab.com/groups/gitlab-org/-/merge_requests?author_username=tnir&state=merged.

I can unfortunately confirm that in some projects I can’t create Milestone-scoping Issue boards.

I tested the following:

  • create project
  • add Milestones
  • populate these Milestones with issues

After each step I tried to create a Board, and faced the issue reported previously: I can only scope by Label.

Note that I’ve been able, with the Free Plan, to create such Milestone Board before and I’m still able to on some projects only.

Weird, isn’t it?

How can I provide relevant logs / debug infos?

I can unfortunately confirm that in some projects I can’t create Milestone-scoping Issue boards.

It would be correct if you are testing:

  • on GitLab CE self-managed
  • on GitLab EE self-managed without a valid license
  • in a private project under Free plan on .com (SaaS, or so-called cloud)

You would be able to create such an Issue Board:

  • in a private project under Premium or Ultimate plan on .com (SaaS, or so-called cloud)
  • in a public project under Free plan on .com (SaaS, or so-called cloud)
  • in a public project under GitLab for Open Source on .com (SaaS, or so-called cloud)
  • on GitLab EE self-managed with a valid Premium or Ultimate license

I just doubt you are confused in project visibility at this time. What do you think?

You would be able to create such an Issue Board:

  • in a public project under Free plan on .com (SaaS, or so-called cloud)

Thanks for the pointer! I did a new test:

This feature is important to me, so I will do more tests on public repo later.
I’m still volunteer to provide more feedback, if you think of some other tests to execute.

@Roneo Forgot one more exception to mention:

Note: Newly created public projects will no longer automatically receive the Ultimate tier benefits as of 2022-02-17, more details in this FAQ entry. In order to receive the benefits, you will need to apply to the GitLab for Open Source Program.

This would have affected you…

That never happened and happens. If you would see such a removal of the feature, it might be just a bug.

oh, that is straight up not true. I have been using Gitlab for years, and there was a time where issue weights were just a free features, and suddenly they disappeared in the free plan. We still have issues assigned to multiple assignees, which is now a paid feature. And may I remind you of the user cap that will be introduced in two weeks? Having more than 5 active users is also a feature that is getting removed from the free plan.

edit 1: adding the quote
edit 2: these removal of features were all without prior notice

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@Jorn :heart:

[…] I have been using Gitlab for years, and there was a time where issue weights were just a free features, and suddenly they disappeared in the free plan. […]

How is the feature you mention related to the issue board? When did you find it? Could you report it as an issue at:

We still have issues assigned to multiple assignees, which is now a paid feature.

I cannot reproduce it on SaaS, but you can file it as an issue as well.

And may I remind you of the user cap that will be introduced in two weeks?

Did you refer me @tnir by using “you”? I would say here again that I was not and am not in affiliated with GitLab Inc. running GitLab .com.


By the way, if you really want me to help you implement what you like, feel free to sponsor me for example at: