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GitHub Down again 11/27/2021
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Nov 2021
> Git itself decentralizes source control, and yet we all want to use single-point-of-failure Github.
This is pretty much why both the organization that i work for, as well as i personally for my homelab use self-hosted GitLab instances: https://about.gitlab.com/
Though in practice there are a lot of other options out there, like Gitea (https://gitea.com/) and GitBucket (https://gitbucket.github.io/), though maybe less so for alternative source control systems (e.g. SVN has been all forgotten, however that's a personal pet peeve).
Not only that, but i also utilize my own Sonatype Nexus (https://www.sonatype.com/products/repository-oss?topnav=true) instances to great success: for doing everything from mirroring container images that i need from DockerHub (e.g. due to their proposed removal policies for old images and already adopted rate limits), to mirroring Maven/npm/NuGet/pip/Ruby and other dependencies, so i don't have to connect to things on the Internet whenever i want to do a new build.
That not only improves resiliency against things on the Internet going down (apart from situations where i need something new and it's not yet cached), but also improves performance a lot in practice, when only the company servers need to be hit, or my own personal servers in the data center for my cloud hosted stuff, or my own personal servers in my homelab for my own stuff.
Admittedly, all of that takes a bit of setup, especially if you happen to expose anything to the web in a zero trust fashion (permissible for my own stuff, as long as i'm okay with manually managing CVEs just to probably get hacked in the end anyways, but definitely not that any corporation with an internal network would want to do), but in my eyes that's still worth the effort, if you value being in control of your own software stack and the ecosystem around it.
It's probably much less worth it, if you don't see that as a benefit and don't want to be the one responsible for whatever project you're working on getting hacked, e.g. if you'd fail to patch out the recent GitLab CVE where exiftools could execute arbitrary code, which is probably the case if you don't have the resources to constantly throw at maintenance, in comparison to companies with 100x - 1000x more resources than you have for that sort of stuff.
How to build a search engine with Ruby on Rails
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Sep 2021
> Rails doesn't scale? Github's the largest code repository site in the world.
You know, i think i understand both of the viewpoints here. Personally, i'd say that Rails doesn't scale as well as i'd expect it to. You can definitely build scalable systems in it, though you'll end up throwing a whole bunch of hardware resources, when compared to certain other languages and technology stacks, to serve similar load.
For example, right now i self-host a GitLab (https://about.gitlab.com/) instance for managing my code repositories, CI builds and so on. Even with just me using it (alongside some automated processes), it routinely eats up close to 4 GB of RAM, which in my case is an entire VPSes worth and costs me about 60 Euros a year with Time4VPS (affiliate link, if you'd like to check it out: https://www.time4vps.com/?affid=5294) but would cost me way more in AWS, GCP etc. One could argue that that's not too expensive, but not everyone earns a lot of money and running 10-20 VPSes does eventually build up, since i can't afford colocation and my residential homelab setup with a WireGuard tunnel to bypass ISP NAT with a proxy VPS is pretty slow, even if i can afford more storage, RAM and CPU power that way.
Compare that situation to projects like Gogs (https://gogs.io/), Gitea (https://gitea.com/), GitBucket (https://gitbucket.github.io/) and sourcehut (https://sourcehut.org/) - i'd argue that all of them on average use less CPU resources and memory for accomplishing similar tasks. For example, have a look here: https://forgeperf.org/
However, we cannot ignore the fact that using Ruby might have been exactly what allowed for quickly creating the functionality of GitLab and many other platforms and tools out there, GitHub included, so the choice between usable software and innovation in the near future and performant software possibly years from now is a tricky one.
There are probably good arguments for both, but noone can declare either to be better. Personally, i don't mind using Ruby, Python or even PHP when it makes sense and i don't need to worry about scalability from day 0.
Selfhosted open source alternative to GitHub/GitLab
5 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 9 Aug 2021
I saw this on HN and have been using it for the past two weeks for some small hobby projects. The docs are so-so but I got it set up in Docker without much hassle. I've since migrated completely from gitbucket. Great software - I encourage everyone to try it out.
Scala projects to read through
5 projects | reddit.com/r/scala | 7 Aug 2021
A Git platform (like github or gitlab) written in Scala. Definitely not a pet project so might be fun to read the code. https://github.com/gitbucket/gitbucket
Gitly: A light and fast GitHub/Gitlab alternative written in V lang (pre-alpha)
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Aug 2021
Ask HN: Fully-managed GitHub alternative on a custom domain?
1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Apr 2021
Do you agree?
1 project | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 31 Mar 2021
There is already a gitbucket. https://github.com/gitbucket/gitbucket
Building a federated code hosting service
1 project | reddit.com/r/opensource | 29 Nov 2021
gitea has a issue about federation that is set for the 2.x.x milestone, there is also fed forge.
GitHub Broken Download URLs
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Nov 2021
Some software like gitea  can mirror github repositories (or vice versa). Some other software like fossil  is designed to do not just source code but also issue tracking etc. in a decentralised fashion.
It's definitely more work than just throwing it onto GitHub though, something more convenient would be really cool.
What are the REST API reference projects that can be used as a guide in 2021?
10 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 24 Nov 2021
Check out Gitea. It's an open-source git service similar to GitLab.
How to make a selfhostable service that plays nice
3 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 20 Nov 2021
https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/pull/2531 this pr from a few years ago lets you do dependencies so yes its in the core.3 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 20 Nov 2021
Hackerrank DMCA Notice
6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Nov 2021
Is there a server list of all of the gitea instances out there?
1 project | reddit.com/r/Gitea | 12 Nov 2021
This has come up a long time ago as a feature request Index public repos of gitea instances #7853.
What would you do to put CS to practical use in your early years of college?
1 project | reddit.com/r/compsci | 30 Oct 2021
I can recommend https://gitea.io
Help with company culture towards compiler warnings
2 projects | reddit.com/r/embedded | 29 Oct 2021
Do you use git for change control? The Gitea gitea.io offers a really slimmed down version of a change control system web interface on top of Git, with an issue tracker and wiki. See it as a light weight self hosted github lookalike. You can set it up anywhere on-site. Even as a Docker instance on your own machine.
Gitea 1.15.6 is out, mainly another bugfix version
1 project | reddit.com/r/Boiling_Steam | 28 Oct 2021
What are some alternatives?
Gogs - Gogs is a painless self-hosted Git service
Redmine - Mirror of redmine code source - Official SVN repository is at https://svn.redmine.org/redmine - contact: @jbbarth or jeanbaptiste.barth (at) gmail (dot) com
OpenProject - OpenProject is the leading open source project management software.
Bonobo Git Server - Bonobo Git Server for Windows is a web application you can install on your IIS and easily manage and connect to your git repositories. Go to homepage for release and more info.
Phabricator - Effective June 1, 2021: Phabricator is no longer actively maintained.
Gitolite - Hosting git repositories -- Gitolite allows you to setup git hosting on a central server, with very fine-grained access control and many (many!) more powerful features.
Taiga - Agile project management platform. Built on top of Django and AngularJS
argo-cd - Declarative continuous deployment for Kubernetes.
Gitblit - pure java git solution