[UNMAINTAINED] A cgit/webgit alternative, written in Rust
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commit e87a87359392a71a7a2cba5bde0124a45641023f
parent 22433cfc94b7294a4f71be2ca79e2169610b5b5a
Author: alex wennerberg <>
Date:   Wed, 17 Mar 2021 08:40:01 -0700


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diff --git a/ b/ @@ -1,9 +1,7 @@ -# mygit -- the world's smallest Git host +# mygit A small self-hosted git server: a Rust alternative to git-web and cgit -TODO move email discussion to - ## The problem Many people want to self-host Git in order to get rid of their reliance on GitHub or other institutions. However, the options for doing this are problematic in a number of ways. There are ancient CGI programs written in C or Perl like gitolite, cgit and webgit, and there are modern programs like gitea or gitlab that are essentially GitHub clones, with a lot of unnecessary complexity for many people's use cases. @@ -12,7 +10,8 @@ I really like [stagit](, but it's a bit too The simplest way to accept patches is through [git-send-email](, so I also want to setup a mailing list archive. The simplest way to do this is via IMAP and the [public-inbox]( model -- the mailing list does not send out messages but simply receives them. Users can use RSS/imap/web view to view the patches. This is step above the opacity of a personal email, but much, much easier to self-host than a full mailing list. -Like a lot of git software, a lot of email software, like public-inbox and [hyperkitty]( are ancient C/Perl programs with certain disadvantages. I think [sourcehut]('s mailing list is a great example of a modern, easy-to-use mailing list software, but in addition to being challenging to self-host, also has some highly opinionated design decisions, like blocking all html emails, even multipart ones, and using a tilde in the mailing list address, which not all providers support. +I am working on a sibling project to this that handles mailing list archives: + This project is on until I can get it self-hosted. * [ticket tracker](