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  • Best GitHub open-source alternative?
    reddit.com/r/git | 2021-10-11
    Gogs is worth a look as well - https://gogs.io/
  • Any tips for creating a web-based collaborative git tool like Github?
    reddit.com/r/git | 2021-10-02
    Have you looked into gogs? https://github.com/gogs/gogs
  • How to build a search engine with Ruby on Rails
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-09-16
    > 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.

  • Script Storage
    reddit.com/r/sysadmin | 2021-09-13
  • Best approach to nested local-only Git repositories?
    If the remote is holding you back you can always run something like Gogs locally (or on an rPi) and use that. It’s handy to have regardless tbh.
  • Is it possible to run a Samba server out of a Docker container and access it on Windows?
    reddit.com/r/docker | 2021-06-29
    or https://gogs.io/
  • GitHub Reinstated YouTube-DL but Restoring Forks Is Apparently a Problem
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-17
    Sure, I reported an issue to the Gogs maintainer over two weeks ago and he hasn't acknowledged it at all. Here's the public reference that their SECURITY.md asks for: https://github.com/gogs/gogs/issues/6534

    Here's another one posted about a week ago: https://github.com/gogs/gogs/issues/6536

  • Kallithea – Self-hosted alternative to GitHub
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-06
  • Hosting own git server - ssh & https
    reddit.com/r/git | 2021-04-03
    try gogs
  • How to learn Git from scratch
    dev.to | 2021-03-26
  • Can you self host Github server with Github actions?
    reddit.com/r/github | 2021-03-18
    Meanwhile I found this project https://github.com/gogs/gogs seems like that's the closest thing to self host github, only not sure if that has github actions and self hosted runners...
  • Self-Hosting Git
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-03-17
    Interesting! recently I started self-hosting my personal repos using gogs (https://gogs.io/) it’s really lightweight, and I can evn run it in an arm64 box (the same one I use for my NAS).

    If you’re looking for a more complete yet still lightweight alternative, give gogs a look.

  • Self-hosted tools similar to bitbucket?
    reddit.com/r/devops | 2021-03-07
    Gitea (gitea.io) and gogs (gogs.io) may be choices. Both are written in golang.
  • What do you use for a headless CMS?
    reddit.com/r/webdev | 2021-01-07


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