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Learn more about the Web IDE direction.
Developers working on projects often need to preview their changes while developing, during review and to demo progress. Previewing changes often involves having pre-configured development environments running locally or in the cloud.
GitLab is also supportive of 3rd party integrations to extend these features to developers.
In Progress: Add GitPod Button to Open Project in GitPod #228893
Currently Gitpod is adding a native integration to GitLab to support developers opening projects in GitLab. This will allow instance administrators to configure a remote Gitpod instance and provide 1-click access to developers to open projects.
In Progress: Investigate using Service Workers for client-side Live Preview #218438
In order to support binary and static asset files in Live Preview in the Web IDE an investigation is underway with Codesandbox to use Service Workers to load these files. Current findings summary is in this comment.
In Discovery: Okteto Integration in Web IDE &4139
Currently Okteto is interested in enabling their service through the Web Terminal available in the Web IDE. Discovery is underway to see what blockers exist to enabling this and enhancements that may be required.