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Announcing HTTP(S) pushing support

We’re happy to announce that Gitorious just added support for pushing over HTTP(S) protocol in addition to the existing pushing over SSH. This is especially good news for developers whose organizations’ network policies don’t allow for outgoing SSH connections and for people traveling (for the same, network related reason). You can do the following now: git clone https://gitorious.org/project/repository.git […]

Security vulnerability in bash

Yesterday it was announced that a critical vulnerability has been discovered in GNU Bash. By exploiting the vulnerability a user can execute arbitrary commands on the server. While these commands may not run with root privileges it’s still a dangerous attack vector. There are several ways to exploit the vulnerability, one of them is especially dangerous to Gitorious. […]

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 […]

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