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Gitea vs Gogs: What are the differences?

Gitea and Gogs are both self-hosted Git service providers that offer a lightweight and decentralized alternative to platforms like GitHub. While they share several similarities, there are important differences that set them apart.

  1. Performance: Gitea is known for its exceptional performance, making it the preferred choice for large-scale projects with heavy traffic. On the other hand, Gogs might struggle to handle the same level of workload efficiently.

  2. Community Support: Gitea boasts a larger and more active community compared to Gogs. This translates to better community-driven support, a wider range of plugins and extensions, and faster bug fixes.

  3. Interface: Gogs provides a simpler and more straightforward user interface, making it easier to navigate and get started. Gitea offers a more feature-rich interface with additional customization options, making it ideal for advanced users.

  4. Authentication Methods: Gitea supports a broader range of authentication methods, including LDAP, OAuth2, and reverse proxy, providing more flexibility for integration with existing systems. Gogs, on the other hand, has limited authentication options, primarily relying on username/password or SSH key authentication.

  5. Development and Updates: Gitea has a more active development cycle and releases updates more frequently, ensuring that users have access to the latest features and bug fixes. Gogs, while still actively maintained, has a slower release schedule and may not receive updates as frequently.

  6. Integration with Other Tools: Gitea has better integration capabilities, allowing users to easily connect and sync with popular applications like Jenkins, Slack, and Zulip. Gogs, on the other hand, has limited integration options, primarily focused on basic Git functionalities.

In summary, Gitea offers superior performance, a larger community, and more advanced features compared to Gogs. However, Gogs provides a simpler interface and may be more suitable for smaller projects or users looking for a lightweight solution.

Decisions about Gitea and Gogs
Kamaleshwar BN
Senior Software Engineer at Pulley · | 8 upvotes · 673K 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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Pros of Gitea
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    Easy Setup
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    Multiple code maintainers
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    Pull requests and code reviews
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    Import existing git repositories
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    Squash and Merge is supported
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    Written in Go
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    Nice gui
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    Run in Raspberry Pi
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    Community-fork of Gogs
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    LDAP Support
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    Richable Packages
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    Gitea Actions(Github compatible)
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    Self-hosted github like service
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    Very low memory footprint
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    Easy to install / update
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    Lightweight (low minimal req.) runs on Raspberry pi
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    Single binary deploy no dependencies
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    Open source
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    Cross platform (MacOS, Windows, Linux ...)
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    Issue tracker
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    Great UI
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    LDAP Support

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    Community-fork of Gogs
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    Easy Windows authentication is not supported
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    What is Gitea?

    Git with a cup of tea! Painless self-hosted all-in-one software development service, including Git hosting, code review, team collaboration, package registry and CI/CD. It published under the MIT license.

    What is Gogs?

    The goal of this project is to make the easiest, fastest and most painless way to set up a self-hosted Git service. With Go, this can be done in independent binary distribution across ALL platforms that Go supports, including Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

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