Gogs vs Upsource: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Upsource? Self-hosted Git, Mercurial, Subversion and Perforce repository browser and code review tool. Upsource summarizes recent changes in your repository, showing commit messages, authors, quick diffs, links to detailed diff views and associated code reviews. A commit graph helps visualize the history of commits, branches and merges in your repository.
Gogs and Upsource can be categorized as "Code Collaboration & Version Control" tools.
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, Upsource provides the following key features:
- Instantly access all your projects
- Keep track of code changes
- Use code insight in Java projects
"Self-hosted github like service" is the top reason why over 32 developers like Gogs, while over 13 developers mention "Free for 10 users" as the leading cause for choosing Upsource.
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.
GameDuell, Write.as, and OSInet are some of the popular companies that use Gogs, whereas Upsource is used by SAYMON, Kialo, and simpleshow GmbH. Gogs has a broader approval, being mentioned in 9 company stacks & 10 developers stacks; compared to Upsource, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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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, but the web plugin hypothes.is https://stackshare.io/hypothes-is/hypothes-is actually is quite suitable as a code review tool. Set up a group for each code review, and just highlight lines to add comments in pull request pages of Gogs.