When comparing Chisel vs Gogs, the Slant community recommends Gogs for most people. In the question“What are the best alternatives to SourceForge?” Gogs is ranked 4th while Chisel is ranked 5th.
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Pro Free with no limitations
Both public and private repositories cost nothing to host. You can have any number of them as well as any number of collaborators. The platform itself is also free (libre) and open source software.
Pro Fossil support
This means you get a wiki and a bug tracker that you can work with locally offline and both are version-controlled. You are also able to customize, e.g., the look of your project's repository if you want to.
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.
Con No support for Git, Mercurial or SVN
Git especially is the most popular version control tool out there, followed closely by Mercurial and SVN, and Chisel supports neither of them.
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.