When comparing Gogs vs Meat!, 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 Meat! is ranked 17th.
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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 Nice material design
The design is minimalistic and based on today's standarts on material design. It uses colors which are pleasing to the eye and displays the information in an ordered way. The main view shows the latest activity sorted in a chronological order, displaying commits and pushes.
Every repo has it's own view, on the top there's the repo's name and a dropdown which displays the current branch with the ability to change to another branch or to create a new one.
On the right there's a vertical menu with links to add a new file, show the history or to download the current repository.
Pro Deployment is very easy
Deploying Meat! is very easy and it can be done in multiple platforms by using Virtual Machines such as Mware Fusion, VirtualBox, VM Workstation & Payer, or vSphere.
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 Not open source with a license prone to errors
Although the self-hosted version is completely free and unlimited, it's not open source. It's proprietary license is filled with errors and it's open to a lot of interpretations in the future.
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