When comparing Gogs vs Gerrit, 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 Gerrit is ranked 11th.
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 Authorizations for users and groups
Gerrit supports group and user authorizations for various repositories. Only authorized users can push code to the master branch.
Pro Integration with LDAP, bug-tracking tools, CI, etc.
Full integration with LDAP (users, groups), bug-tracking systems (Jira, Bugzilla), CI (Jenkins, Hudson) and other tools.
Pro Configurable project workflow, not always feature branches are the most suitable workflow
Pro Project policy customization can be done with hooks and plugins
Multiple hooks available on various events. Plugin API for more customization of project behavior.
Pro Self-contained installation of Java package, simple upgrades
Most upgrades require only download of new war file and running it in init mode. In some rare cases db reindex is required.
Pro Web UI extension with plugins
A number of plugins available for web UI extension. Plugin API for more customization.
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 Supports only git
Gogs supports only the Git management system.
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 The UI is very cluttered
Gerrit's user interface is very cluttered and messy, and quite ugly to look at. The navigations is also not very intuitive, which may hold some people off.
Con Difficult to customize
Fixing the UI/UX problems with CSS customization is nearly impossible. The markup doesn't include many classes, making it difficult to target CSS rules to specific elements of the interface.