Monthly Archives: September 2012

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 […]

Update on the Gitorious UI refurbish

TL;DR: You can use Dolt now (scroll to the bottom of this post), and we’ll start integrating it in Gitorious mainline next week. Some of you are anxiously awaiting the UI upgrades we announced in August, so I thought I’d provide a quick update. As previously announced, I’m currently working on a new code browser, […]

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. […]

Browsing local repositories with Dolt

As part of rebuilding parts of the Gitorious UI, we’re building the new code browser as a standalone tool. This means all sorts of cool things. It makes the Gitorious project easier to maintain and develop, as it will be modularized and those modules will help us avoid too tight couplings. It also means that […]

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 […]