Gitorious will be upgraded on Monday [completed]

The time has finally come to deploy Gitorious 3.0 to the 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 may be unavailable for up to two hours while we perform the upgrade.

We will post an update to this blog post once we’ve completed the upgrade and ensured all services are working normally again. Once we have performed the upgrade we will be constantly watching the performance and fix any issues that may occur due to the upgrade. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at or comment on this post if you have any questions.

If you’re curious about the changes you’ll be seeing after the upgrade, we have put up a preview site at


  • 12:04 CET: We’re almost there, but need a little more time before we open the gates. We estimate another hour of downtime
  • 13:00 CET: The site is public, but dead slow. We’re hard at work taking care of the performance
  • 14:05 CET: We’re back, but we have some encoding issues in our database. We will probably have to take the site offline later today to convert the data in the database.
  • 14:!5 CET: We just took offline again while converting our database.
  • 14:50 CET: We’re currently importing the database, hopefully with the correct character sets
  • 16:40 CET: The character set conversion in the database didn’t work as expected, we’re currently investigating
  • 18:30 CET: We seem to have been able to convert our database. Currently preparing a restore
  • 18:35 CET: The database import is currently running, we expect to be back in around an hour.
  • 19:17 CET: Aaand we’re back up! We will write a post mortem on what happened today tomorrow.


  1. matejcepltest
    Posted August 20, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Logging in with OpenID (the domain of my blog) doesn’t work for me with

  2. matejcepltest
    Posted August 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    yes, OpenID works perfectly with the current gitorious. And I am still waiting on the “Your account has been created, but now waiting on the approval by the administrator”.

    • Marius Mathiesen
      Posted August 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

      OK, thanks. I just activated your account.

  3. W S
    Posted August 25, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Im unable to install or upgrade to gitorious3 on debian wheezy.. I’ve filled a ticket here:

    • Marius Mathiesen
      Posted August 26, 2013 at 11:09 am | Permalink

      Thanks. We pushed a fix for this issue this morning.

  4. Gijs
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Excellent news! Looks like a big improvement! Thanks a lot for all the hard work.

    Did notice a small bug, the activity feed seems to be reversed, showing oldest items first…

  5. GreatEmerald
    Posted August 30, 2013 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    So what happened with the syntax highlighter? It no longer works with UnrealScript, for example:

    • Marius Mathiesen
      Posted August 30, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

      That probably means it isn’t supported by Pygments, the syntax highlighting library we use in Gitorious.

      • GreatEmerald
        Posted August 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

        It was supported before the upgrade… Is there any way to integrate the support once again?

    • Christian Johansen
      Posted September 5, 2013 at 7:01 am | Permalink

      Like Marius said, not supported in Pygments. Our previous highlighter did pretty much no languages well, it just highlighted any blob of text without knowing anything about syntax. Sometimes it worked decently, most of the time it was pretty bad.

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