Gitea: Git with a cup of tea (ReadyNAS OS 6 x86 & ARM)

This is from my EYOD department. After using the old trusty git add-on on a RAIDiator 4 based system for years and after a short foray into self-hosted GitLab I came across Gitea. It offers all the functionality I need from a web based git management system without the bloat that comes with GitLab. Don’t get me wrong: GitLab is a fantastic tool – if you’re working in a larger team, need integrated orchestration of automated build pipelines on external systems and want to have integrated chat and metrics. However, if you just want to organize your code within a small team and at the same time want to make sure everything is safely stored then running Gitea on the ReadyNAS fits the bill much better. Of course all the niceties like HTTP and SSH acces to repositories, deploy keys, web hooks and even a wiki and an issue manager are included. So are hooks to external build pipeline should those be needed. And much, much more.
If that sounds interesting to you, here are the links to the apps:

Kernel Modules update for ReadyNAS OS 6.4.1 (R6x86)

linux_kernel_drivers

With the release of ReadyNAS OS 6.4.1 NETGEAR also updated the Linux Kernel on the ReadyNAS to 4.1.13. This again required me to build new kernel modules for the x86 platform. The good news there is that by now almost all USB TV adapters should be supported. So if you’re using the TV Headend add-onΒ or if you just want to play with your USB TV stick on your ReadyNAS 3xx, 5xx or 7xx be sure to grab the latest version of the kernel modules:

Redmine Project Management 2.5.1 (R6all)

This one is from the “what I use” section: Redmine, the well know project management software is now available on the ReadyNAS OS 6. The app works on ARM systems as well as on x86 ones. Get it here and start managing your projects right on your ReadyNAS:

So there’s a new Kernel in 6.1.5

By mistake I just updated my test system for R6 add-ons to OS 6.1.5 – only to find out that afterwards my BitCoin miner add-on refused to run. The reason: a new kernel obviously also requires a new kernel module for the mining hardware πŸ˜‰ So it’s module compile time again, just when I was hoping to put the finishing touches to the add-on. That’s life.