GitMate is a software which listens for certain events in your git project (e.g. push event) and runs a plugin (which you have configured) when that event is detected.

GitMate 2

The new version of GitMate - written in django!

What exactly is GitMate?

GitMate is a software which listens for certain events in your git project (e.g. push event) and runs a plugin (which you have configured) when that event is detected.

So what can GitMate do?

Anything! In gitmate different plugins perform different functions that you can choose from. If you can't find a plugin you are looking for you can make your own!

Running the Project

Make sure virtual environment with pip is available:

virtualenv ~/.venvs/coon
. ~/.venvs/coon/bin/activate

To run GitMate you'll need a secret. Use any string you can come up with:


Now install the project specific requirements and create your initial database:

pip install -r requirements.txt
python3 manage.py migrate

Followed by updating the database with all configured GitMate plugins:

python3 manage.py upmate

Now change to the "fronted" Directory and install the frontend dependencies:

cd frontend
npm install
./node_modules/typings/dist/bin.js install dt~hammerjs --global

Compile the app once, or continuously on filechange:

npm run tsc   # one-shot compilation
npm run tsc:w # continuous compilation

Now you can go back to the "gitmate-2" dir and run the server:

cd ..
python3 manage.py runserver


Tests can be run with

python3 manage.py test

The code analysis can be run in the official coala container or locally when installing the coala-bears pip package:


Modifications to Models

After adding/removing models in apps, you would need to make migrations for the database. You could make migrations with

python3 manage.py makemigrations

And then migrate the changes with

python3 manage.py migrate

Accessing Django shell

To run a python interpreter with a complete django environment setup, just run

python3 manage.py shell

Accessing Django's database(via an SQL shell)

We could access the database through SQL commands via a shell, to do so, just run

python3 manage.py dbshell

Collecting static assets into wsgi application(production stage)

We could collect all static files into a single location so they could be served easily in production.

python3 manage.py collectstatic

Clear sessions

Ever got caught in an irksome situation, without a logout button? You could end all your sessions with,

python manage.py clearsessions

Social Authentication

Providers Supported:

  • GitLab (OAuth2)
  • GitHub (OAuth2)
  • Bitbucket (OAuth)

Please include your CLIENT ID and CLIENT SECRET keys in gitmate/settings.py.

The login URL: <domainname:port>/auth/login/<provider>

This saves the required access tokens as provided by the providers into the User model, which could later be used to send authenticated requests to communicate with the providers.

Frontend Unit Tests

TypeScript unit-tests are usually in the app folder. Their filenames must end in .spec.

Look for the example app/app.component.spec.ts. Add more .spec.ts files as you wish; we configured karma to find them.

Run it with npm test

That command first compiles the application, then simultaneously re-compiles and runs the karma test-runner. Both the compiler and the karma watch for (different) file changes.

Shut it down manually with Ctrl-C.

Test-runner output appears in the terminal window. We can update our app and our tests in real-time, keeping a weather eye on the console for broken tests. Karma is occasionally confused and it is often necessary to shut down its browser or even shut the command down (Ctrl-C) and restart it. No worries; it's pretty quick.

Testing (development)

both frontend and backend combined

You could test the full app, by following these steps.

  • cd frontend : change directory into frontend
  • npm run tsc : compile the app once (npm run tsc:w for coninuous compilation)
  • cd .. : change directory back into the root
  • python3 manage.py runserver : runs the server for testing

Navigate to http://localhost:8000/ to see the application running.

Note that the link /static/ specified as STATIC_URL in gitmate/settings.py links the static serve of files, so all static links in frontend/index.html should prefix the same, and the baseURL settings of frontend/system.config.js should reflect the same, for proper functioning of the application.

Documentation to API Endpoints

The docs could be accessed via http://localhost:8000/docs once the server is running.