When comparing Gogs vs Gitorious, the Slant community recommends Gogs for most people. In the question“What are the best self-hosted web-based Git repository managers?” Gogs is ranked 2nd while Gitorious is ranked 13th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Very light
Gogs is very light and has very low minimal requirements.
Pro Excellent performance and efficiency
The fact that it's written in Go means that it has excellent performance even with little resources (less RAM for example).
Pro Simple installation
The installation process is very simple, just a binary file that needs to be run on the directory where the user wants to install Gogs
Pro Open Source
Distributed under the MIT license.
Pro Cross-platform compatibility
Gogs is written in Go, this means that Gogs can be run anywhere that Go can compile. Be it Linux, Windows or OSX.
Pro Project focused
In contrast to GitHub, Gitorious is not user-centered, it is project centered.
Pro Supports pull requests
Has pull request (aka merge request) support.
You can create your project wiki with Gitorious.
Con Only one maintainer
The project is driven by only one maintainer. The development will stop if he for some reason stops supporting the project.
Con Can not make pull requests between branches of forked repositories
Con Supports only git
Gogs supports only the Git management system.
Con No third party provider support
Con Can't filter by a user to see all their commits in one place
I want to see a single user's entire history, but clicking a user's name only shows all users' history, not just the one I clicked.
Con To be discontinued on June 1st
Gitorious was acquired by GitLab on 3 March 2015 and they have announced that Gitorious will be discounted on June 1st.
Con Destructive installation
Gitorious installation will change settings without asking.