BinTray vs Gitolite: What are the differences?
BinTray: Deploy jar and binary files to a public server. Easy integration with Maven, Gradle, Yum and Apt. Bintray offers developers the fastest way to publish and consume OSS software releases. With Bintray's full self-service platform developers have full control over their published software and how it is distributed to the world; 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.
BinTray and Gitolite can be primarily classified as "Code Collaboration & Version Control" tools.
Some of the features offered by BinTray are:
- One place for all your Java, Yum and Apt packages
- Use smart REST API to retrieve and search for binaries
- Easy integration with Maven, Gradle, Yum and Apt
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.
"Free for opensource packages" is the primary reason why developers consider BinTray 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.