Beanstalk vs Gitolite: What are the differences?
Beanstalk: Private code hosting for teams. A single process to commit code, review with the team, and deploy the final result to your customers; Gitolite: Setup git hosting on a central server, with fine-grained access control. Gitolite allows you to setup git hosting on a central server, with fine-grained access control and many more powerful features. Gitolite is an access control layer on top of git.
Beanstalk and Gitolite can be primarily classified as "Code Collaboration & Version Control" tools.
Some of the features offered by Beanstalk are:
- Setup and manage repositories- Import or create Subversion and Git repositories that are instantly available to your team.
- Invite team members, partners & clients- Restrict access to certain repos and provide read-only or full read/write permissions.
- Browse files and changes- Every version of every file you’ve committed to Beanstalk is just a click away. See a timeline of who made changes and view the differences between revisions. Syntax highlighting for over 70 languages.
On the other hand, Gitolite provides the following key features:
- Use a single unix user ("real" user) on the server.
- Provide access to many gitolite users: they are not "real" users, so they do not get shell access.
- Control access to many git repositories: read access controlled at the repo level, and write access controlled at the branch/tag/file/directory level, including who can rewind, create, and delete branches/tags.
"Ftp deploy" is the primary reason why developers consider Beanstalk over the competitors, whereas "Easy setup" was stated as the key factor in picking Gitolite.
Gitolite is an open source tool with 7.45K GitHub stars and 961 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Gitolite's open source repository on GitHub.