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Gitorious 2.3.1 released

We just tagged version 2.3.1 of Gitorious. To upgrade your installation, follow these instructions. The highlights from the changelog: Gitorious CLI scripts, unicorn/nginx support, bug fixes This release introduces command line scripts for interacting with a production Gitorious environment. These scripts reside in $GITORIOUS_ROOT/bin, and (contrary to what’s in script) all will: * Assume a […]

Scheduled downtime the coming Friday [DONE]

After migrating to new hardware last Friday, we need to take down the servers again to complete the transition by disconnecting the old SAN infrastructure from the servers. This means will be unavailable the coming Friday October 5th starting at 12:00 CET. We hope to be down no more than 15 minutes, but […]

Simplified Gitorious installation and

We’re hard at work improving Gitorious this fall. In addition to developing the actual software we’re also making it a lot easier to get started with Gitorious. So, today we’re launching a proper home page for the open source Gitorious project at We’re also rolling out a simplified Gitorious installer which makes it a snap to set […]

Short maintenance the coming Thursday [DONE]

As part of making Gitorious snappier, we’ll be migrating our servers the coming Thursday September 27th starting at 12:00 CET. All services will be unavailable for a period of less than 15 minutes, and we will update this blog post and our status site as the upgrade proceeds. Updates: 12:02 The servers are going down […]

Simple backup and recovery with the ‘snapshot’ command

Backup, disaster recovery and migrations of Gitorious has been a somewhat manual process up till now. Though all you really need to do is to dump the mysql database and save the repository folders, setting up and performing those backup tasks has been an ad-hoc task for each installation. Furthermore any disaster recovery work has […]

Gitorious 2.3 released

We just tagged and pushed v2.3 of Gitorious, containing quite a few new features and bugfixes. Upgrade instructions here Highlights from the changelog: Kerberos, custom hooks, diagnostics, backup, bug fixes Added support for Kerberos authentication: see /config/authentication.sample.yml for examples on how to configure it. New convenience commands for performing backup and recovery of Gitorious (eg. […]

What we’re currently working on

We (ie. core committers and staff at Gitorious AS) have in recent months focused on building a sustainable business around the Gitorious project. We’ve reached a point where we can spend more time on actual Gitorious development again, so expect things to pick up speed this fall. We’re really excited about the work ahead, and we’d […]

Autumn cleaning

As you may have noticed from “scheduled downtime” posts on this blog, the disk space used on has increased quite a bit over the last few years. All our repositories are stored on large and fast SAN storage, but each time we’ve needed to add more disk to the servers, we’ve had to take […]

Downtime tomorrow at 10:00 CEST

Yet again we need to add more disk space to our servers. This means that * will have some downtime again, starting at 10:00 AM CEST (Central European Summer Time) tomorrow morning (wednesday). We’ll update this post as we proceed then. EDITS: 10:04 Servers going down now 10:08 Running fsck 10:27 Fsck at 9%.  This […]

Downtime tomorrow at 10:00 CEST

We need to add some additional disk space to our servers again, which means * will have some downtime starting at 10:00 AM CEST (Central European Summer Time) tomorrow morning (tuesday). We’ll update this post as we proceed. EDITS: 10:04 Servers going down now 10:11 Rebooting the virtualization nodes now 10:22: Restarting Apache 10:28 And […]


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