Gitlab replacement in Go – gogs

In my past job and for my own scripts I used gitlab as repository. Most of the time it was running fine and the functionalities are also ok. But from time to time I faced problems in updating gitlab from the repository (on Ubuntu). The process to reconfigure gitlab was failing often due to issues with postgresql.

Therefore I started to search for an alternative to gitlab. I prefer to run my own server therefore github is out of scope. A short google search pointed to Gogs.io a git repository server written in GO.

Features (Source: Github gogs)

* Activity timeline
* SSH and HTTP/HTTPS protocols
* SMTP/LDAP/Reverse proxy authentication
* Reverse proxy with sub-path
* Account/Organization/Repository management
* Add/Remove repository collaborators
* Repository/Organization webhooks (including Slack)
* Repository Git hooks/deploy keys
* Repository issues, pull requests and wiki
* Migrate and mirror repository and its wiki
* Web …