When comparing Phabricator vs Gitea, 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 3rd while Gitea is ranked 4th. 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 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 Built-in Wiki and pages support
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 Built-in Q&A platform - Ponder
Instead of having to have separate Q&A tool, there's Ponder which takes out the hassle.
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 Fully customizeable workboard
You can configure your workspace to deal with tasks, bugs, todo's, etc.
Easy to install and setup. Can run on a VPS with 1 core CPU and 256MB RAM.
Pro Open source. Maintained by community
Unlike Gogs, which is maintained primarily by its creator.
Pro Like Gogs but with faster bug fixes
If you love Gogs but were frustrated with the long wait for bugs to be fixed, this is for you.
Pro Non-memory consuming
Just like Gogs, but with new features and fixed bugs. Unlike GitLab which is enormous.
Pro Github like
Gitea has a GitHub like interface.
Pro Wiki and Issues
Like GitHub, a wiki and issues (bugtracking) can be added to a repository.
Pro Fast pace of development
New features, constantly updated.
Pro All platforms
Versions available for Linux, Mac and Windows. This is possible because Gitea is developed in the Go language which makes it compact and fast too. Only one executable is needed.
Pro Easy install with MariaDB back-end.
No problems getting to work with MariaDB.
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.