Phabricator/versus Gitblit

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Diffusion vs. Gitblit[edit]

As of June 2016 we switched our repository browser to Diffusion (phab:T752) from gitblit (was at https://git.wikimedia.org) .

Advantages[edit]

  • Privacy: doesn't load external resources from googleapis.com.
  • Nice minor features of the project summary
    • README preview
    • "Locate file" quicksearch by filename
  • Allows grepping file content and filename from Browse > Show search (grepping not enabled on our gitblit, but was widely used when we used gitweb)
  • Easier to configure
  • "Path was deleted" feature when looking for a deleted file.

Disadvantages[edit]

Neutral[edit]

  • Discoverability: like gitblit, diffusion was set up with a restrictive robots.txt. Some things may not be blacklisted yet.