When comparing Gogs vs GitStack, 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 GitStack is ranked 12th.
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 Free and open source
GitStack is free and open source. It's source code can be found on GitHub.
Pro FREE Business Edition if you write a blog post about them
They offer a FREE Business Edition if you have a blog and write a post about them. That's $720 you don't have to pay.
Pro Easy setup
There is a wizard setup that installs GitStack on windows in about 3 minutes.
Pro Can manage users and groups out of the box
GitStack supports user and group management and permissions. Different users or groups can have different permissions.
Pro LDAP support
The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol is an application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol (IP) network.
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 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 Supports only git
Gogs supports only the Git management system.
Con Windows only
Unfortunately GitStack is not cross-platform. It only runs on windows.
Con Does not support issue tracking
There is no issue tracking out of the box for GitStack, companies that choose to use it usually have a issue tracking software already installed and running.
Con Git only
Supports only Git version control system.
Con Clear Port 80
When installing, you must have port 80 clear or it won't install. You can change the port after install, but for install, it must be clear.