Some forges might be able to:


Several forges have issues that prevent its use and deployment by Replicant and/or other free software projects.

Here are some of the requirements we could have:

Forge evaluations done by other Free Software organizations

The FSF is currently evaluating forges to compliment their Savannah servers:

FSF 2020 forge evaluation page on the LibrePlanet wiki:

December 4th, 2020 update: "The FSF forge is still a work in progress. Since our last update, summer intern Amin Bandali deployed a testing instance of SourceHut, one of many possible programs for the forge."

Possible forges for Replicant


We used gitlab before and we had resource usage issues. The VM went out of RAM because of that.

It also extensively depends on JavaScript and it doesn't look easy at all to fix.

From our FOSDEM 2020 report :

"GitLab was first built upon a framework that did most of the work on the server side, but at some point they switched to a framework thatdoes client-side rendering with JavaScript.

As we had an opportunity to talk with people from the GitLab team, weasked them whether they would be open to accept patches that fix this. They explained us that such would require to double the UI work for everything, but that it might be possible to do server side rendering with the same JavaScript that’s used on the client. The issue is that it cannot make requests from buttons like that, so in addition to the page rendering that could happen through server-side JavaScript, introspection could be used to rewrite the buttons."

It also hide buttons, which is awful for users as they don't understand what is going on.

Packages: ? (GOGS/Gitea)

Primary Developer: SharePunks Collective -
Primary Maintainer: Lauris BH



Packages: ?


Command line tools :


Packages: currently packaged in Debian SID, in a PPA, might be packaged in other distributions

Contacts: #pagure on Freenode and/orthe mailing list


Primary Maintainer: Drew Devault -
Person who wrote this section: j3s - (feel free to contact me with any questions!)



See Also

Relevant email from the libreplanet-dev email list about how the Sourcehut CI can optionally be adapted to provide CI support for other forges, like Pagure and Gitea: