When comparing Phabricator vs Deveo, the Slant community recommends Phabricator for most people. In the question“What are the best self-hosted web-based Git repository managers?” Phabricator is ranked 4th while Deveo is ranked 18th. The most important reason people chose Phabricator is:
Phabricator is completely free and open source. It's source code is hosted on [GitHub](https://github.com/phacility/phabricator/).
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Pro Free and open source
Phabricator is completely free and open source. It's source code is hosted on GitHub.
Pro Actively updated
Phabricator is quickly improving, with bug fixes and new features added often. There is an update to the changelog every couple of weeks.
Pro Bug tracker is included
Includes a bug tracker out of the box. Allows for managing bugs, creating issues, commenting on them and closing them.
Pro Built-in Q&A platform - Ponder
Instead of having to have separate Q&A tool, there's Ponder which takes out the hassle.
Pro Built-in Wiki and pages support
Pro Fully customizeable workboard
You can configure your workspace to deal with tasks, bugs, todo's, etc.
Pro Supports the three major version control systems
Support for Git, SVN and Mercurial is available.
Pro Super flexible bussiness rules (Herald)
Pro Able to review graphical asset changes as well as code.
Pro Fine grained access control
With using Spaces and Project and custom policies you can have any combination of access to any object inside of your own Phabricator instance.
Pro Designed by software engineers for software engineers
The engineering workflow is far superior to Github style branching and merging. Phabricator separates local representations of the repository from remote, which enables a variety of workflow optimisations, like stacked diffs on a single branch.
Pro Code ownership
Users can subscribe to files or even repositories and notifications will be sent when code you are subscribed to is changed.
Pro Command line access (via ARC)
Pro Able to track design mockups
You can track not only code bud also design mockups.
Pro Built-in voting
You can create voting in an instant and need not to rely on external tools.
Pro Built-in blogging platform
There's a great platform which you can use to post stuff, or use as an internal blog, dev blog, release anouncement place and many others.
Pro Built-in chatrooms
Pro Able to manage legal agreements for open source projects
Pro Git, Subversion and Mercurial support
Deveo supports Git, Subversion and Mercurial repositories. You can access the repositories through HTTPS and SSH protocols.
Pro Repositories are grouped by project
In services such as Gitlab and GitHub repositories are not grouped by default. When doing other than open source software development, however, Deveo generally has at least backend and front-end in separate repositories that both connect to the same project. In Deveo, repositories always belong to a project and share the same Wiki and Issue tracking space, which makes it easier to find the project specific information.
Pro Both Cloud and On-Premises supported
You can install Deveo on your own servers, as mentioned above, or use it from Deveo's own cloud instance.
Pro Local accounts, LDAP, AD or SAML2 single sign-on
Deveo supports using multiple authentication scenarios. You may use Deveo local user database for simple usage. You can authenticate Deveo against your organization's centralized user directory (LDAP, AD) and you can even integrate it with an SAML2 based single sign-on service.
Pro Supports also Subversion and Mercurial
In addition to Git support, Deveo also supports hosting Mercurial and Subversion repositories. Deveo code reviews also support feature branch workflows using Mercurial bookmarks or branches.
Pro WebDAV repository support
In addition to Git, Subversion and Mercurial repositories, you can host WebDAV based binary repositories in Deveo. WebDAV is a technology that allows you to set up private dropbox type repositories where you can simply drag-and-drop files through OSX finder for example. It's a convenient way to store binary packages, project documentation, specifications and more.
Pro Scalability and high-availability
Deveo can be set up in three different modes: combo, where you have everything on one server, high-availability, where you have separated database server, and cluster, where you have multiple web nodes serving the load. The cluster setup has been field-tested with thousands of concurrent users.
Pro Better issue tracking than GitHub, Gitlab or Bitbucket
Issue tracking in Deveo is better compared to GitHub, Bitbucket or Gitlab. In Deveo you can define arbitrary states for issues, meaning you can model your team's workflow as it is in real life. In addition to arbitrary states for issues, you have free control over priorities and labels that enhance the experience.
Pro Git powered wiki
Deveo has a project based built-in markdown based Wiki, that allows you to host your project documentation in one place. The whole wiki history is saved to a Git repository, which you can checkout and edit locally if you need. Deveo offers a unique split view for editing the wiki pages, that updates the preview automatically while you write. No longer do you need to guess whether the markdown syntax is right or wrong.
Pro Free private repositories
Deveo's cloud is free to use with unlimited private repositories, users, and projects. The free plan includes 1GB of total disk space, and after that the price is 1 euro/GB/month.
Pro Free cloud instance
Deveo offers a free cloud with. You'll be able of signing up here.
Con For someone who likes formality, this is not for you
Has slang, sarcasm, and other informal things. If you need to stay formal you shouldn't use this. Personally I like it but others may have different opinion.
Con Difficult to configure
Compared to a solution like Bitbucket Server (granted Phabricator offers more options), it is difficult to configure. Settings are scattered everywhere and you must drill down through several screens to find some of them. Documentation is very complete but also not always in parity with the application itself.
There's no open source version of Deveo available.
Con On-premises plan is paid
Deveo's on-premises plan is a paid service. The price is 3 euros, per user, per month, and it includes a free 30-day trial.