Gitea vs GitLab: What are the differences?
Gitea: A painless self-hosted Git service. Gitea is a community managed lightweight code hosting solution written in Go. It published under the MIT license; GitLab: Open source self-hosted Git management software. GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
Gitea and GitLab belong to "Code Collaboration & Version Control" category of the tech stack.
"Self-hosted" is the primary reason why developers consider Gitea over the competitors, whereas "Self hosted" was stated as the key factor in picking GitLab.
Gitea and GitLab are both open source tools. It seems that GitLab with 20.1K GitHub stars and 5.33K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Gitea with 14.7K GitHub stars and 1.6K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, GitLab has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1233 company stacks & 1475 developers stacks; compared to Gitea, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.
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