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Golang patterns for serving on-demand, generated content

We’re using Go for some parts of the Gitorious project and one of the recently open sourced sub-projects written in Go is git-archive-daemon. It’s a scalable, high-performance HTTP API for serving archives of git repositories. While implementing this tool we noticed several apparent patterns emerge which are not specific to git archive generation and can […]

Announcing Gitorious 3.1

We’re happy to announce Gitorious 3.1 – a minor upgrade bringing several new features, many improvements and lots of bugfixes. Detailed list of the changes can be found in our CHANGELOG, the highlights of this release are presented below. New features and notable changes Our commenting system got further improvements. On all diff views you can […]

Future of the “Inbox” feature

The “Inbox” feature was added to Gitorious about 4 years ago and it was meant to give our users an easy way of communication. While we know it is a useful feature for many of you, we are also aware that it hasn’t gotten enough love recently. We’d love to know more about how you […]

Post mortem on yesterday’s downtime

Gitorious 3 has been in the next branch of Gitorious’ mainline repository since last autumn. We started out building a new code browser for Gitorious which would perform better than our previous solution, with server-side syntax highlighting of any programming language out there. At that time we had fallen behind on versions of Ruby on […]

Powow AS acquires Gitorious AS

With Gitorious 3 just about to be released, we’ve got some more news that we’re really excited about. The current Gitorious team has been working full time on Gitorious since January 2011, and over the last two and a half years we’ve managed to improve the quality, stability and feature set in Gitorious – while […]

Gitorious will be upgraded on Monday [completed]

The time has finally come to deploy Gitorious 3.0 to the gitorious.org servers. We are planning to do the upgrade the coming Monday August 26th, starting at 10:00 AM CET. We expect a smooth upgrade process, but gitorious.org may be unavailable for up to two hours while we perform the upgrade. We will post an […]

Maintenance May 21st

The server center where the gitorious.org servers are located is being reorganized. From 1AM CET,  Tuesday May 21st, all gitorious.org services will be down for approximately 2 hours while the servers are relocated. This time is  night time European time, and evening time in the Americas, but we apologize for any inconveniences caused by this […]

Gitorious is featured on the GitMinutes podcast

GitMinutes is a fairly new podcast about Git, with weekly episodes featuring interviews with people doing all kinds of things with Git. This podcast is a great way to keep track of what’s happening in the Git community. I’m in this week’s episode, talking about Gitorious and Git infrastructure. I had a great time chatting […]

An update about Gitorious v3.0

When we merged the Rails 3 branch into next back in January it was our intention that this would become Gitorious 3.0, with few user-visible features. Our plan was to ship 3.1 shortly after, including the new code browser we started working on last year. The upgrade to rails 3 was done mainly to enable […]

Gitorious v2.4.12 is released (security update)

Three new vulnerabilities have been fixed for Ruby on Rails, on which Gitorious is built. Read the original Ruby on Rails sec-list announcements for further details. The steps for upgrading are, as usual (from within the root gitorious clone/source directory): git fetch –tags git merge v2.4.12 git submodule update –init bundle install We advise all users running […]

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