k8s-gitops VS truecharts

Compare k8s-gitops vs truecharts and see what are their differences.


GitOps principles to define kubernetes cluster state via code. Community around [email protected] is on discord: https://discord.gg/7PbmHRK (by billimek)


Community App Catalog for TrueNAS SCALE (by truecharts)
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k8s-gitops truecharts
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Posts with mentions or reviews of k8s-gitops. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-02-05.
  • How can Intel quick sync be exposed to a pod?
    8 projects | reddit.com/r/kubernetes | 5 Feb 2021
    And then deploy Plex or other service to the node based on the label that is created β€” https://github.com/billimek/k8s-gitops/blob/master/default/plex/plex.yaml#L60-L62
    8 projects | reddit.com/r/kubernetes | 5 Feb 2021
    No prob! So the NFD config needs to know the pci ids for what you’re looking to label. The values are here: https://github.com/billimek/k8s-gitops/blob/master/kube-system/node-feature-discovery/node-feature-discovery.yaml#L67-L71
    8 projects | reddit.com/r/kubernetes | 5 Feb 2021
    So this one https://github.com/billimek/k8s-gitops/blob/master/kube-system/intel-gpu_plugin/intel-gpu_plugin.yaml is a custom yaml that deploys the Intel plugin as a daemonset but only on nodes that have the label "feature.node.kubernetes.io/custom-intel-gpu".


Posts with mentions or reviews of truecharts. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-18.
  • Truenas Scale
    1 project | reddit.com/r/photoprism | 1 Dec 2021
    Truenas Scale is a new product built on Debian using ZFS. It's a bit unusual because the Docker side actually uses K8S. I got the Docker app to run, but couldn't figure out MariaDB, so have reverted back to the Truecharts App now. https://truecharts.org/
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/freenas | 21 Feb 2021
    truecharts is possibly the most exciting thing at this point, although creation screens are still not customized for specific apps (no simple way to passthrough Intel GPU to jellyfin app, as opposed to the Plex officially supported app)
  • Getting Serious... Feedback?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/homelab | 22 Nov 2021
    Hey y'all, a few months back I setup an old box with TrueNas SCALE and have absolutely loved it. I'm pretty familiar with k8s so having that + ZFS out of the box has been great. Also the amazing TrueCharts community has been very helpful. Its on quite old hardware and I'm looking to substantially upgrade and wondering if I could get some feedback.
  • A bug which makes my SCALE installation unuseable: Everytime i restart my apps my permissions inside the dataset are set to apps:apps
    1 project | reddit.com/r/truenas | 15 Oct 2021
    Just created the most irelevant issue ever: https://github.com/truecharts/apps/issues/1149 I just had to disable the auto permissions checkbox.
  • Nextcloud plugin install
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/truenas | 18 Aug 2021
  • TrueNAS SCALE - mariadb/mysql
    1 project | reddit.com/r/truenas | 21 Jul 2021
    I think a vm or wait till someone develops a scale app. It seems to be on the list to be ported into truecharts eventually but no idea when. https://github.com/truecharts/apps/issues/668
  • Troubleshooting FreeIPA install on TrueNAS SCALE
    1 project | reddit.com/r/truenas | 28 Jun 2021
    We should also keep in mind that SCALE's pretty new, so there hasn't been a ton of time for people to create charts for their favorite apps. TrueCharts has made some really great strides in terms of the apps that are available, but I'm not aware of any other app catalogs at the time of writing, which means more limited options. What's more, the barrier to entry for creating those charts seems to be higher than in the past, since now it requires intimate knowledge of Helm, which translates to new apps being created more slowly as well.
  • TrueNAS SCALE 21.04 Has landed
    1 project | reddit.com/r/truenas | 23 Apr 2021
    There are no jails anymore, and from what I've heard (I haven't done this) you may have to recreate the VM (but you can still point it to the same data, so worst case is recreating the VM). Check out this project (https://truecharts.org/) for an amazing catalog of apps you can add via the GUI. Be sure to follow https://truecharts.org/manual/adding-truecharts/ to get the truechart apps in the app catalog!
  • Preview of Application Catalog coming in TrueNAS SCALE 21.04
    1 project | reddit.com/r/truenas | 16 Apr 2021
  • What is true charts/helm charts?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/freenas | 10 Mar 2021
    It depends on each individual chart maintainer, but from what I have experienced so far it seems more active than the old plugins community. You can see the recent activity and new charts requests in the Github repository.

What are some alternatives?

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velero-plugin-for-aws - Plugins to support Velero on AWS

helm-repo-example - Auto-updating Helm repository with GitHub Actions

vcluster - vcluster - Create fully functional virtual Kubernetes clusters - Each vcluster runs inside a namespace of the underlying k8s cluster. It's cheaper than creating separate full-blown clusters and it offers better multi-tenancy and isolation than regular namespaces.

iocage-plugin-nextcloud - Artifact file(s) for nextcloud iocage plugin

intel-device-plugins-for-kubernetes - Collection of Intel device plugins for Kubernetes

otomi-core - An enterprise-grade Kubernetes-based platform with developer self-service