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A screenshot of a Gitea repository
A screenshot of a Gitea repository
Initial release23 December 2016; 4 years ago (2016-12-23)[1]
Stable release
1.12.6 / November 16, 2020; 55 days ago (2020-11-16)[2]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inGo
Available inEnglish
TypeCollaborative version control (forge)
LicenseMIT License Edit this at Wikidata

Gitea is an open-source forge software package for hosting software development version control using Git as well as other collaborative features like bug tracking, wikis and code review. It supports self-hosting but also provides a free public first-party instance hosted on DiDi's cloud.[3] It is a fork of Gogs[4] and is written in Go.[5] Gitea can be hosted on all platforms supported by Go[6] including Linux, macOS, and Windows.[7][8] The project is funded on Open Collective.[9]


Gitea was created by a group of users and contributors of the self-hosted Git service Gogs. Though Gogs was an open source project, its repository was under the sole control of a single maintainer, limiting the amount of input and speed with which the community could influence the development. Frustrated by this, the Gitea developers began Gitea as a fork of Gogs in November of 2016 and established a community-driven model for its development.[4] It had its official 1.0 release the following month, December of 2016.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "The Gitea 1.0 release blog post". Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Releases - go-gitea/gitea". Retrieved 1 December 2020 – via GitHub.
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b "Welcome to Gitea - Blog".
  5. ^ Krill, Paul (January 4, 2017). "Developers pick up new Git code-hosting option". InfoWorld.
  6. ^ "Install gitea on openSUSE using the Snap Store". Snapcraft.
  7. ^ "Slant - GitKraken vs Gitea detailed comparison as of 2019". Slant.
  8. ^ "Gitea is all grown up: What's new in version 1.7.0". January 28, 2019.
  9. ^ "gitea - Open Collective".

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