Gitbucket VS Gitea

Compare Gitbucket vs Gitea and see what are their differences.

Gitbucket

A Git platform powered by Scala with easy installation, high extensibility & GitHub API compatibility (by gitbucket)

Gitea

Git with a cup of tea, painless self-hosted git service (by go-gitea)
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Gitbucket Gitea
7 56
8,511 27,101
0.3% 1.1%
9.3 9.9
3 days ago 4 days ago
Scala Go
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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Gitbucket

Posts with mentions or reviews of Gitbucket. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-27.
  • 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

Gitea

Posts with mentions or reviews of Gitea. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-28.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Gitbucket and Gitea you can also consider the following projects:

Gogs - Gogs is a painless self-hosted Git service

gitlab

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

Kallithea

argo-cd - Declarative continuous deployment for Kubernetes.

Gitblit - pure java git solution