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Gogs vs SourceTree: What are the differences?

Gogs: A self-hosted Git service written in Go. 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; SourceTree: A free Git GUI client for Windows and macOS. Use the full capability of Git and Mercurial in the SourceTree desktop app. Manage all your repositories, hosted or local, through SourceTree's simple interface.

Gogs can be classified as a tool in the "Code Collaboration & Version Control" category, while SourceTree is grouped under "Source Code Management Desktop Apps".

Some of the features offered by Gogs are:

  • Activity timeline
  • SSH/HTTP(S) protocol support
  • SMTP/LDAP/reverse proxy authentication support

On the other hand, SourceTree provides the following key features:

  • Full-powered DVCS
  • Create, clone, commit, push, pull, merge, and more are all just a click away.
  • Review your outgoing and incoming changesets, cherry-pick between branches, patch handling, rebase, stash, shelve, and much more.

"Self-hosted github like service" is the primary reason why developers consider Gogs over the competitors, whereas "Visual history and branch view" was stated as the key factor in picking SourceTree.

Gogs is an open source tool with 30.8K GitHub stars and 3.56K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Gogs's open source repository on GitHub.

9GAG, Typeform, and Zillow are some of the popular companies that use SourceTree, whereas Gogs is used by Write.as, OSInet, and GameDuell. SourceTree has a broader approval, being mentioned in 618 company stacks & 414 developers stacks; compared to Gogs, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

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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.

What is SourceTree?

Use the full capability of Git and Mercurial in the SourceTree desktop app. Manage all your repositories, hosted or local, through SourceTree's simple interface.
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    What are some alternatives to Gogs and SourceTree?
    Gitea
    Gitea is a community managed lightweight code hosting solution written in Go. It published under the MIT license.
    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.
    GitBucket
    GitBucket provides a Github-like UI and features such as Git repository hosting via HTTP and SSH, repository viewer, issues, wiki and pull request.
    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.
    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.
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    Decisions about Gogs and SourceTree
    Sublime Merge
    Sublime Merge
    SourceTree
    SourceTree
    GitKraken
    GitKraken
    #Glo

    GitKraken is the best git client so far. The user interface is very friendly. Everything is easy to do with this tool. A branch tree vizualization is very clear. I've tried SourceTree and I got lost in such many panels. Also performance of SourceTree is not as goot as GitKraken. I like Sublime Merge but it doesn't have so many features as the other tools. I've choosen GitKraken and as bonus I got GitKraken Glo that is the next perfect tool.

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    Russtopia Labs
    Russtopia Labs
    Sr. Doodad Imagineer at Russtopia Labs | 3 upvotes 27.2K views
    GitLab
    GitLab
    Go
    Go
    GitHub
    GitHub
    Gogs
    Gogs

    I installed Gogs after a few repos I planned to use on GitHub disappeared without explanation, and after Microsoft's acquisition of same, it made me think about the over-centralization of community-developed software. A self-hosted solution that enables easy point-and-click mirroring of important repositories for my projects, both in-house and 3rd-party, ensures I won't be bitten by upstream catastrophes. (So far, Microsoft's stewardship has been fine, but always be prepared). It's also a very nice way to host one's own private repos before they're ready for prime-time on github.

    Gogs is written in Go and is easy to install and configure, much more so than GitLab. The only major feature I wish it had is an integrated code review tool.

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    Cees Timmerman
    Cees Timmerman
    Software Engineer | 6 upvotes 22.4K views
    Windows
    Windows
    SourceTree
    SourceTree
    GitKraken
    GitKraken
    Tower
    Tower

    Tower appears to be between GitKraken and SourceTree in detail, but gave two scary error dialogs when attempting to merge resulted in a conflict. Doing the same in SourceTree just worked and showed the conflict in its handy file view that's always visible (unlike Tower's mere "Merge branch 'X' into develop" message when the commit is selected).

    Both GitKraken and Tower lack the commit hash in their history overview, requiring one to select a commit to see it.

    GitKraken appears to be the only Windows 10 Git GUI suitable for night shifts, but like Tower is only free for 30 days, unlike SourceTree.

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    How developers use Gogs and SourceTree
    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses SourceTreeSourceTree

    Used by various PrometheanTV technical staff to interface and interact with the Git Source Control service.

    Avatar of Kane Blueriver
    Kane Blueriver uses SourceTreeSourceTree

    Since being familiar to git CLI, I nearly never open it again except using it as a diff tool.

    Avatar of Ralic Lo
    Ralic Lo uses SourceTreeSourceTree

    Used Source Tree to maintain version / commit / pull request , merge of codes for a team.

    Avatar of vgorloff
    vgorloff uses SourceTreeSourceTree

    Using Git when command line is not suitable.

    Avatar of Danai Sookcharoen
    Danai Sookcharoen uses SourceTreeSourceTree

    Manage Project with GIT source code control

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    Kehao Chen uses GogsGogs

    Version control

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    Shiqiang Yu uses GogsGogs

    Code Hosting

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