Re: "Git is plain and simple a very impressive tool"
@AC Git is a HUGE step BACKWARD in the ways server software is written
Nope, git is not server software in the first place. If you try to use it as such, you will meet inevitable failure (unless your use case is so trivial it barely merits "server" word). That's why you need something like gitlab. It is not an omission, server part (except for the most trivial case) was not and is not in scope, by design. You are setting yourself for failure if you ever think otherwise.