When comparing GitKraken vs Deveo, the Slant community recommends GitKraken for most people. In the question“What are the best self-hosted web-based Git repository managers?” GitKraken is ranked 9th while Deveo is ranked 19th. The most important reason people chose GitKraken is:
It's modern and beautiful, it looks clean and refined. It's simple: the most used features (pull, push, branch, stash, commit) are accessible in one click, and are the only buttons. The other features aren't in complicated menus nor in hundreds of buttons, but rather displayed when you right-click on something. It gives more space to the commits, i.e. the most important things. In fact, you can collapse or reduce the other menus/windows. It displays the current path (project, branch) on an horizontal (clickable) bar at the top. It's just a matter of taste but I prefer this to the traditional "tree" view. It has undo and redo buttons on the main window. It supports some drag-and-drop gestures (for example: drag-and-droping the local branch to the remote one pushes it).
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Pro Beautiful user interface
It's modern and beautiful, it looks clean and refined.
It's simple: the most used features (pull, push, branch, stash, commit) are accessible in one click, and are the only buttons. The other features aren't in complicated menus nor in hundreds of buttons, but rather displayed when you right-click on something.
It gives more space to the commits, i.e. the most important things. In fact, you can collapse or reduce the other menus/windows.
It displays the current path (project, branch) on an horizontal (clickable) bar at the top. It's just a matter of taste but I prefer this to the traditional "tree" view.
It has undo and redo buttons on the main window.
It supports some drag-and-drop gestures (for example: drag-and-droping the local branch to the remote one pushes it).
Built on top of Electron, so it runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows.
Pro Free version available
There are both pro and free versions available. The free version is pretty complete feature-wise for day-to-day operations.
Pro Extremely easy to use
A lot of care has gone into trying to make GitKraken as easy and intuitive as possible and it show. Every action is quick and painless with no more user interaction than necessary. For example, switching to another branch is as easy as a double-click on the sidebar.
Pro Offers a simple way of undoing mistakes
GitKraken has simple undo/redo buttons that work the same way you'd expect in any other software.
Pro Some of the best integration with hosted version control services
GitKraken can be connected to Github, Gitlab, or Bitbucket accounts through OAuth. From that point onward most if not all actions that are related to these services can be done inside GitKraken. Things like: cloning or forking a repository, adding a remote, pushing to a remote repository hosted on these services can be done inside the app.
You can even manage pull requests inside GitKraken for example. All pull requests for a certain branch for example are shown on that branch's graph.
Pro GitFlow support out of the box
Supports GitFlow out of the box.
Pro Under constant improvement
A quick glance at GitKraken's release notes shows how frequently it's updated. Updates are released on a 2-4 week cycle and each one brings new features and bug fixes.
Pro Has a FuzzyFinder
GitKraken has a fuzzy finder to switch between repos/files.
Pro Perfect for beginner developers
GitKraken is easy to use and is brilliant for the beginner developers
Pro Good keyboard shortcuts
Pro Git, Subversion and Mercurial support
Deveo supports Git, Subversion and Mercurial repositories. You can access the repositories through HTTPS and SSH protocols.
Pro Repositories are grouped by project
In services such as Gitlab and GitHub repositories are not grouped by default. When doing other than open source software development, however, Deveo generally has at least backend and front-end in separate repositories that both connect to the same project. In Deveo, repositories always belong to a project and share the same Wiki and Issue tracking space, which makes it easier to find the project specific information.
Pro Both Cloud and On-Premises supported
You can install Deveo on your own servers, as mentioned above, or use it from Deveo's own cloud instance.
Pro Local accounts, LDAP, AD or SAML2 single sign-on
Deveo supports using multiple authentication scenarios. You may use Deveo local user database for simple usage. You can authenticate Deveo against your organization's centralized user directory (LDAP, AD) and you can even integrate it with an SAML2 based single sign-on service.
Pro Supports also Subversion and Mercurial
In addition to Git support, Deveo also supports hosting Mercurial and Subversion repositories. Deveo code reviews also support feature branch workflows using Mercurial bookmarks or branches.
Pro WebDAV repository support
In addition to Git, Subversion and Mercurial repositories, you can host WebDAV based binary repositories in Deveo. WebDAV is a technology that allows you to set up private dropbox type repositories where you can simply drag-and-drop files through OSX finder for example. It's a convenient way to store binary packages, project documentation, specifications and more.
Pro Scalability and high-availability
Deveo can be set up in three different modes: combo, where you have everything on one server, high-availability, where you have separated database server, and cluster, where you have multiple web nodes serving the load. The cluster setup has been field-tested with thousands of concurrent users.
Pro Better issue tracking than GitHub, Gitlab or Bitbucket
Issue tracking in Deveo is better compared to GitHub, Bitbucket or Gitlab. In Deveo you can define arbitrary states for issues, meaning you can model your team's workflow as it is in real life. In addition to arbitrary states for issues, you have free control over priorities and labels that enhance the experience.
Pro Git powered wiki
Deveo has a project based built-in markdown based Wiki, that allows you to host your project documentation in one place. The whole wiki history is saved to a Git repository, which you can checkout and edit locally if you need. Deveo offers a unique split view for editing the wiki pages, that updates the preview automatically while you write. No longer do you need to guess whether the markdown syntax is right or wrong.
Pro Free private repositories
Deveo's cloud is free to use with unlimited private repositories, users, and projects. The free plan includes 1GB of total disk space, and after that the price is 1 euro/GB/month.
Pro Free cloud instance
Deveo offers a free cloud with. You'll be able of signing up here.
Con Must log into GitKraken servers to use the free version
All functionality is disabled unless you register for a free account and remain logged in.
There is the $99/user/yr Enterprise option. It allows you to deploy a Linux License Server in an air-gapped/offline environment.
Con Has memory-related issues
Like most Electron apps, GitKraken has some memory-related issues. For starter, it requires more memory for an action than an equivalent non-Electron application. Although this should not be a problem most of the time for people who use machines with lots of RAM (after all, RAM is pretty cheap nowadays), it can have some issues when opening large repositories and there have been cases where GitKraken failed to open very large repositories or started lagging once they were opened.
Con Not open source
It is gratis (no cost) but is not open source. The community cannot fix problems in it, audit it for security, or trust it in general.
Con Crashes once in a while
Under specific circumstances, like resetting 5000+ changes, the GUI will crash.
Con Not free for commercial use
The free version of GitKraken cannot be used in commercial projects.
Con No tab support
Cannot access multiple repositories in the same session.
Can take between 2 and 5 seconds to load a repository, if not crashing while loading
Con Amending merge output is a pro feature
In most cases of Merge Conflicts, users are stuck with auto-merge or manually resolving it by hand. This is because in the Free Tier, users can only (1) Keep File (ver 1), (2) Keep File (ver 2), (3) Auto-merge, or (4) Use External Merge Tool.
In addition, using External Merge Tools is very limited because GitKraken (all tiers) restricts External Merge Tools to only those it managed to Auto-detect. It also does not support custom arguments for the External Tools.
Modifying the merge output directly, or Selecting lines to keep/discard, is a Paid Feature.
Con Missing some advanced features
Checkout & Hard Reset
Advanced or Interactive Rebase (aka history rewrite)
Progress bar indicator
Con Has annoying popup reminders that ask you to upgrade to the Pro version
Understandable, since nobody is entitled to use work done by others for free, but annoying nonetheless.
Con Ugly, looks like a web app
Con No real commitement to Linux support
Infinite loop on Fedora 28, no debug feature or stacktrace available, no clear dependencies listing.... no real support on Linux.
Con Can be confusing
There's no open source version of Deveo available.
Con On-premises plan is paid
Deveo's on-premises plan is a paid service. The price is 3 euros, per user, per month, and it includes a free 30-day trial.