GitHub incident 2022-03-23

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on news.ycombinator.com

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    > I figure at this point we'd get something of why this is happening.

    I've created a new discussion in their feedback repo asking for this, three major outages in a week could really do with a post-mortem: https://github.com/github/feedback/discussions/13344

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  • Gitea

    Git with a cup of tea, painless self-hosted git service

    It seems there's a tracking issue here, but it seems stalled: https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issues/1612

  • woodpecker

    Woodpecker is a community fork of the Drone CI system.

    Did you consider woodpecker instead of drone? It's basically an evolved fork of the OSS version.

    https://woodpecker-ci.org/

  • Gitbucket

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

    Another self-hosted project in the space that i've seen was GitBucket, although it runs on the JVM (not necessarily a bad thing, just different from Go): https://gitbucket.github.io/

  • reactos

    A free Windows-compatible Operating System

    I don't recall ReactOS, or the creators of wireguard having 'multi million dollar budgets'. How is it that even projects like RedoxOS [0] are able to self-host on a GitLab instance using a subdomain, without giant budgets in the millions?

    You don't need a 'multi-million dollar budget' to self-host a git repo and may of these open-source projects have been doing so even before GitHub existed for years. Even if they did, there isn't an excuse left. At the very least I would expect something like what ReactOS is doing by having a self-hosted backup just in case GitHub goes down or vice-versa. [1]

    Looks like that is proving to be useful.

    [0] https://gitlab.redox-os.org/redox-os

    [1] https://github.com/reactos/reactos#code-mirrors

  • hub20

    Self-hosted payment gateway for Ethereum and any ERC20 token, integrates with Raiden for almost-zero fees.

    I think that parent means also things like CI, release repository, PR review, etc.

    These are not easily portable, but honestly is because of this lock-in that I prefer to use separate/independent tools. For my open source project [0], I am putting things on github and it is the link that give to most people, but in reality is just a mirror to the gitlab repository[1], which I use for CI and static page hosting, and the "project management" is done on Taiga [2]

      [0]: https://github.com/mushroomlabs/hub20

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