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Gitea vs SourceTree: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is SourceTree? A free Git GUI client for Windows and macOS. Use the full capability of Git and Mercurial in the SourceTree desktop app. Manage all your repositories, hosted or local, through SourceTree's simple interface.

Gitea can be classified as a tool in the "Code Collaboration & Version Control" category, while SourceTree is grouped under "Source Code Management Desktop Apps".

"Self-hosted" is the primary reason why developers consider Gitea over the competitors, whereas "Visual history and branch view" was stated as the key factor in picking SourceTree.

Gitea is an open source tool with 14.4K GitHub stars and 1.56K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Gitea's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, SourceTree has a broader approval, being mentioned in 615 company stacks & 400 developers stacks; compared to Gitea, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

Decisions about Gitea and SourceTree
Kamaleshwar BN
Senior Software Engineer at Pulley · | 8 upvotes · 481.7K views

Out of most of the VCS solutions out there, we found Gitlab was the most feature complete with a free community edition. Their DevSecops offering is also a very robust solution. Gitlab CI/CD was quite easy to setup and the direct integration with your VCS + CI/CD is also a bonus. Out of the box integration with major cloud providers, alerting through instant messages etc. are all extremely convenient. We push our CI/CD updates to MS Teams.

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I explored many Git Desktop tools for the Mac and my final decision was to use Fork. What I love about for that it contains three features, I like about a Git Client tool.

It allows * to handle day to day git operations (least important for me as I am cli junkie) * it helps to investigate the history * most important of all, it has a repo manager which many other tools are missing.

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Pros of Gitea
Pros of SourceTree
  • 22
    Self-hosted
  • 15
    Lightweight
  • 14
    Free
  • 11
    Simple
  • 9
    Multiple code maintainers
  • 8
    Easy Setup
  • 6
    Pull requests and code reviews
  • 5
    Written in Go
  • 5
    Squash and Merge is supported
  • 5
    Import existing git repositories
  • 4
    Nice gui
  • 3
    Run in Raspberry Pi
  • 2
    LDAP Support
  • 2
    Community-fork of Gogs
  • 205
    Visual history and branch view
  • 163
    Beautiful UI
  • 134
    Easy repository browsing
  • 86
    Gitflow support
  • 74
    Interactive stage or discard by hunks or lines
  • 21
    Great branch visualization
  • 18
    Ui/ux and user-friendliness
  • 8
    Best Git Client UI/Features
  • 7
    Search commit messages
  • 5
    Available for Windows and macOS
  • 1
    Log only one file
  • 1
    Search file content

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Cons of Gitea
Cons of SourceTree
  • 3
    Community-fork of Gogs
  • 0
    Easy Windows authentication is not supported
  • 10
    Crashes often
  • 8
    So many bugs
  • 6
    Fetching is slow sometimes
  • 4
    Very unstable
  • 4
    Can't select text in diff (windows)
  • 4
    Extremely slow
  • 4
    No dark theme (Windows)
  • 2
    Freezes quite frequently
  • 2
    Can't scale window from top corners
  • 2
    Requires bitbucket account
  • 2
    UI blinking
  • 2
    Doesn't differentiate submodules from parent repos
  • 2
    Diff makes tab indentation look like spaces
  • 2
    Windows and Mac versions are very different
  • 2
    Windows version worse than mac version
  • 2
    Diff appears as if space indented even if its tabs
  • 2
    Doesn't have an option for git init
  • 2
    Useless for merge conflict resolution
  • 1
    Generally hard to like
  • 1
    No reflog support
  • 1
    Installs to AppData folder (windows)
  • 1
    Bases binary check on filesize
  • 1
    Can't add remotes by right clicking remotes (windows)

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What is Gitea?

Gitea is a community managed lightweight code hosting solution written in Go. It published under the MIT license.

What is SourceTree?

Use the full capability of Git and Mercurial in the SourceTree desktop app. Manage all your repositories, hosted or local, through SourceTree's simple interface.

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What are some alternatives to Gitea and SourceTree?
Gogs
The goal of this project is to make the easiest, fastest and most painless way to set up a self-hosted Git service. With Go, this can be done in independent binary distribution across ALL platforms that Go supports, including Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.
GitLab
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.
Phabricator
Phabricator is a collection of open source web applications that help software companies build better software.
Bitbucket
Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private Git repositories. Teams choose Bitbucket because it has a superior Jira integration, built-in CI/CD, & is free for up to 5 users.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
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