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Gitblit - The Little Git Repo Manager That Could

I've been tweeting about Gitblit every now and then, and also recommended it to people who want to run some Git infrastructure on Windows.

Seeing Gitblit v1.0.0 was released a few hours ago (Google+), I would like to celebrate and congratulate the project with a two blog-posts. This is the first, and the second I hope to do soon in shape of some interviews with a couple of Gitblit users.
Uh, what is a Git repository manager? It can be several things. Most people look for these features in a repo manager:

A central place to share repositoriesA web-frontend for said repositoriesManages users and access-control  Just to mention an alternative setup: At my dayjob, we use: A simple folder on a Linux server to put central repositories, accessible over SSHGitweb as a web-frontendAccess-control with SSH users and certificates We're quite happy with the above setup because we are a very Linux/Mac oriented shop, with a small team that have no fancy requirements on the access-control part.…

The Git Users Mailing List

A year ago or so, I came across the Git-user mailing list (aka. "Git for human beings").


Over the year, I grew a little addicted to helping people out with their Git problems. When the new git-scm.com webpage launched, and the link to the mailing list had disappeared, I was quick to ask them to add it again. I think this mailing list fills an important hole in the Git community between:

The Git developer mailing list [email protected] - which I find to be a bit too hard-core and scary for Git newbies. Besides, the Majordomo mailing list system is pretty archaic, and I personally can't stand browsing or searching in the Gmane archives.The IRC channel #git on Freenode, which is a bit out-of-reach for people who never experienced the glory days of IRC. Furthermore, when the channel is busy, it's a big pain to follow any discussion.StackOverflow questions tagged git, these come pretty close, but it's a bit hard to keep an overview of what questions people are askin…