Feature #2580

Remote git repositories

Added by Kevin Menard over 13 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2009-01-25
Priority:NormalDue date:
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I'm sure this one has been asked before, but I couldn't find anything with search. So, apologies if a duplicate.

I think it would be great if Redmine could handle remote git repositories, at least over HTTP and git protocols. Handling SSH would also be nice, but admittedly harder.

Right now, Redmine puts a lot on the lap of the admin to view remote repositories. A local bare clone has to be made and a cronjob created to pull in changes. I'd posit that this is all work that Redmine could do. I suppose the hardest part would be the scheduler. For smaller projects, on demand pulls may be sufficient. For larger projects, Redmine could ship with a Rails daemon that handles the pulling. Or, at the very least, a crontab line that the admin can run that will call a Rails runner that does all the git repo updating.

I realize all of this is not very difficult to do outside Redmine. I'm just trying to ease the barrier to entry with the product.

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #3825: Git repository via the git:// protocol Closed 2009-09-05
Related to Redmine - Patch #986: Clone remote git repository Closed 2008-04-03


#1 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 13 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Defect to Feature

#2 Updated by Gerrit Kaiser over 13 years ago


#3 Updated by Jeff Schuil over 13 years ago


#4 Updated by Robert Navarro over 13 years ago

Any Update on this?

#5 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 11 years ago

  • Category set to SCM

#7 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Resolution set to Duplicate

This issue is duplicate with #3825 and won't fix.
Please see #3825 notes.

#8 Updated by Jesse Shaffer over 6 years ago

Apparently this was rejected because "it couldn't be done". Well it is doable, as been done here: https://www.redmine.org/plugins/redmine_git_remote

This really should be incorporated into the core. Git is extremely popular, and most often people have their git repos on a separate host, such as GitHub.

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