VSHN.timer #196: Git, Gitea, GitLab, and GitHub

21. Aug 2023

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to talk about how our favorite GitOps platforms have been evolving in the past few months.

1. Gitea is slowly imposing itself as the “third option” after GitHub and GitLab, and we’ve mentioned in another issue of VSHN.timer how even Exoscale is now offering Gitea in their marketplace. The Gitea team has recently announced Gitea 1.20, with the largest number of changes ever shipped!


2. GitLab has recently announced version 16.2 with more than 100 new improvements, including a new rich text editor, a command palette, support for keyless signing with Cosign, new customization layers for the Value Streams Dashboard and more.


3. GitHub recently announced the Stale Repos Action, a tool that helps your organization identify and report on repositories with no activity over a configurable period of time, marking inactive repositories within your organization, helping you decide to archive, revive, or reorganize them.


4. Andrew Rowson was today years old when he got bitten by some minor assumptions on how git-lfs works, a neat little add-on to git that allows you to store things that aren’t necessarily text based in a git repo.


5. The GitLab Operator for Red Hat OpenShift oversees the lifecycle of GitLab instances within Kubernetes or OpenShift container platforms. It simplifies installing and configuring GitLab instances, ensuring a seamless transition between different versions.


Have you migrated your projects to Gitea? Have you installed the GitLab Operator for Red Hat OpenShift? Would you like to share some Git tips and tricks with our community? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

PS: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about Git, GitOps, GitHub, GitLab, and Gitea: #10, #48, #68, #83, #98, #119, #139, #150, and #173.

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Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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