When comparing Gitorious vs Gitbucket, the Slant community recommends Gitbucket for most people. In the question“What are the best self-hosted web-based Git repository managers?” Gitbucket is ranked 5th while Gitorious is ranked 17th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
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.
Pro Easy to install
Pro Wiki and issues available
GitBucket has support for wiki, issues, pull requests and mail notification.
Pro Supports public and private repositories
GitBucket supports both public and private repos, as well as user management (only allowed to administrators).
Pro Online file editing
Support for file editing right from the browser UI is supported.
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.
Pro Monthly release
New version of GitBucket released every month.
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.
Con Can not rename or delete user
GitBucket just disables user login and deletes user's repository.
Con Still has some features that have not yet been implemented
Some features are still missing, but are in the process of being implemented. Such as:
- Network graph
- Watch / Star