How to setup Gerrit locally on Windows
There is a nice blog written by @Tobias Hofmann How to Install Gerrit in Tomcat under Windows
As you might all know Gerrit is a open-source code review tool and project management tool for Git based projects.
For open-source code and code shared with collaborators outside, like Go, Chromium, Android Googlers use the Gerrit code review tool.
For the internal code, on the other hand, Googlers use an internal code review tool called Critique
Code review” is the top reason why over developers like Gerrit
Where is Github Enterprise is commercial ,needs to get licence per user .
Ofcourse Github has pretty good view & nice feature. You can browse difference between GitHub, Gerrit , ButBucket ,…. over internet
In this blog post I would like to focus on “How to setup & run Gerrit locally on Windows”
Pre-Requisites : Java 11 or later SDK is required. Otherwise, java 8 can still be used for now as described below.
Step 1) Download war file from https://www.gerritcodereview.com/
Step 2) Run below command to run Gerrit locally
java -jar gerrit-3.4.0.war init -d gerrit –dev –batch
Navigate to Bin directory & run gerrit.sh
Or Go to installed location C:\Users\xxxx\gerrit> (step2) from window command prompt then you can run below command
java -jar bin\gerrit.war daemon
Once application is up you can access Gerrit by opening in browser
You can login as admin by just clicking admin hyper link or
you can also create new user by clicking on “New account”
You can create new Repositories
Opensource project: https://gerrit.googlesource.com/?format=HTML
All Opensource android projects stored here: https://android.googlesource.com/?format=HTML