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Fork vs Gitea: What are the differences?

Developers describe Fork as "Fast and Friendly Git Client for Mac". Manage your repositories without leaving the application. Organize the repositores into categories. Fork's Diff Viewer provides a clear view to spot the changes in your source code quickly. On the other hand, Gitea is detailed as "A painless self-hosted Git service". Gitea is a community managed lightweight code hosting solution written in Go. It published under the MIT license.

Fork belongs to "Source Code Management Desktop Apps" category of the tech stack, while Gitea can be primarily classified under "Code Collaboration & Version Control".

"One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs" is the top reason why over 6 developers like Fork, while over 8 developers mention "Self-hosted" as the leading cause for choosing Gitea.

Gitea is an open source tool with 14.7K GitHub stars and 1.6K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Gitea's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Gitea has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8 company stacks & 10 developers stacks; compared to Fork, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

Decisions about Fork and Gitea
Kamaleshwar BN
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. · | 8 upvotes · 321.3K views

Out of most of the VCS solutions out there, we found Gitlab was the most feature complete with a free community edition. Their DevSecops offering is also a very robust solution. Gitlab CI/CD was quite easy to setup and the direct integration with your VCS + CI/CD is also a bonus. Out of the box integration with major cloud providers, alerting through instant messages etc. are all extremely convenient. We push our CI/CD updates to MS Teams.

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I explored many Git Desktop tools for the Mac and my final decision was to use Fork. What I love about for that it contains three features, I like about a Git Client tool.

It allows * to handle day to day git operations (least important for me as I am cli junkie) * it helps to investigate the history * most important of all, it has a repo manager which many other tools are missing.

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Pros of Fork
Pros of Gitea
  • 14
    One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs
  • 9
    Nice UX
  • 8
    Gitflow support
  • 7
    Fast, Great support, Does-it-all, blazing fast
  • 7
    Intuitive interactive rebase and conflict resolution UI
  • 6
    Does the job way better than others
  • 6
    Dark theme
  • 6
    Excellent commit history tree view
  • 4
    This even looks the same as SourceTree
  • 3
    Countless quality of life features
  • 3
    Built-in developer feedback
  • 3
    Repository Manager
  • 2
    Github Notifications
  • 2
    Keyaboard-only
  • 2
    Visual branch history
  • 2
    Reflog support
  • 1
    Not buggy, works smoothly
  • 1
    Unique Activity Manager shows current/past operations
  • 1
    Intuitive merge conflict resolution
  • 1
    Git ammend
  • 17
    Self-hosted
  • 11
    Lightweight
  • 11
    Free
  • 9
    Simple
  • 7
    Multiple code maintainers
  • 7
    Easy Setup
  • 4
    Pull requests and code reviews
  • 3
    Import existing git repositories
  • 3
    Written in Go
  • 3
    Squash and Merge is supported
  • 2
    Run in Raspberry Pi
  • 2
    Nice gui
  • 2
    Community-fork of Gogs
  • 1
    LDAP Support

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Cons of Fork
Cons of Gitea
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    • 2
      Community-fork of Gogs
    • 0
      Easy Windows authentication is not supported

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    What is Fork?

    Manage your repositories without leaving the application. Organize the repositores into categories. Fork's Diff Viewer provides a clear view to spot the changes in your source code quickly.

    What is Gitea?

    Gitea is a community managed lightweight code hosting solution written in Go. It published under the MIT license.

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    What are some alternatives to Fork and Gitea?
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