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Gitea Logo.svg
Gitea screenshot.png
A screenshot of a Gitea repository
Initial release17 October 2016
Stable release
1.16.8[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 16 May 2022; 3 days ago (16 May 2022)
Written inGo, JavaScript
Available inEnglish
TypeCollaborative version control (forge)
LicenseMIT license Edit this on Wikidata

Gitea (/ɡɪˈt/) 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.[2] It is a fork of Gogs[3] and is written in Go.[4] Gitea can be hosted on all platforms supported by Go[5] including Linux, macOS, and Windows.[6][7] The project is funded on Open Collective.[8]


Gitea was created by Lunny Xiao, who was also a founder of the self-hosted Git service Gogs. He invited a group of users and contributors of Gogs. Though Gogs was an open-source project, its repository was under the 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.[3] It had its official 1.0 release the following month, December of 2016.[9]

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  1. ^; retrieved: 16 March 2022; publication date: 16 May 2022.
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b "Welcome to Gitea - Blog".
  4. ^ Krill, Paul (January 4, 2017). "Developers pick up new Git code-hosting option". InfoWorld.
  5. ^ "Install gitea on openSUSE using the Snap Store". Snapcraft.
  6. ^ "Slant - GitKraken vs Gitea detailed comparison as of 2019". Slant.
  7. ^ "Gitea is all grown up: What's new in version 1.7.0". January 28, 2019.
  8. ^ "gitea - Open Collective".
  9. ^ "The Gitea 1.0 release blog post". Retrieved 9 September 2019.

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