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Bitbucket vs Gitolite: What are the differences?

Developers describe Bitbucket as "One place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private repositories". Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private Git repositories. Teams choose Bitbucket because it has a superior Jira integration, built-in CI/CD, & is free for up to 5 users. On the other hand, Gitolite is detailed as "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.

Bitbucket and Gitolite can be categorized as "Code Collaboration & Version Control" tools.

Some of the features offered by Bitbucket are:

  • Unlimited private repositories, charged per user
  • Best-in-class Jira integration
  • Built-in CI/CD

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 private repos" is the top reason why over 896 developers like Bitbucket, while over 4 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing 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.

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What is Bitbucket?

Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private Git repositories. Teams choose Bitbucket because it has a superior Jira integration, built-in CI/CD, & is free for up to 5 users.

What is Gitolite?

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.

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    What are some alternatives to Bitbucket and Gitolite?
    GitHub
    GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
    GitLab
    GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
    Git
    Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
    Crucible
    Review code, discuss changes, share knowledge, and identify defects with Crucible's flexible review workflow. It's code review made easy for Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and more.
    GitHub Enterprise
    GitHub Enterprise lets developers use the tools they love across the development process with support for popular IDEs, continuous integration tools, and hundreds of third party apps and services.
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    How developers use Bitbucket and Gitolite
    Avatar of Wing Tang Wong
    Wing Tang Wong uses BitbucketBitbucket

    I was looking for an alternative to GitHub, where I could store my own private repositories. BitBucket filled that need and has performed extremely well.

    I use Bitbucket's git repositories as a low cost config sync between servers.

    Avatar of MOKA Analytics
    MOKA Analytics uses BitbucketBitbucket

    We use Bitbucket and Bitbucket Pipelines because of its tight integration with JIRA and code authorization features.

    The primary drawback is that its extension ecosystem (e.g., PR review tools) is miles behind Github

    Avatar of Blair Gemmer
    Blair Gemmer uses BitbucketBitbucket

    Best GIT repository management software that allows free closed-source projects. Also works seamlessly with other Atlassian products.

    Avatar of Aquarius Logics
    Aquarius Logics uses BitbucketBitbucket

    Great private repository capabilities that can be used for continuous integration in conjunction with Jira and Bamboo.

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    papaver uses BitbucketBitbucket

    had to use it as a couple of clients had repos on it. worst of the git services. i try to stay far far away.

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