This is the developer documentation for Forgejo Next, covering technical details for Forgejo contributors. Go to end-user documentation for service overview., also known as Forgejo Next, is Forgejo’s official testing and demonstration instance. The specific version of Forgejo running on this instance varies depending on the status of the latest release branch.

Typically, the instance will be running a recent build straight from the forgejo branch, meaning it contains experimental code that will be included in the next major version of Forgejo. When a release branch is created and release candidates are posted, Forgejo Next will be switched to the latest release candidate. Release candidates are to be deployed until a stable release is available, at which point the stable release will be deployed. After the release has been sufficiently tested (often after it’s deployed to Codeberg), will then be upgraded back to the forgejo branch. is generously hosted by Codeberg to help the Forgejo community test and demonstrate its product. The instance runs inside its own LXC container on Codeberg’s infrastructure. When SNI-enabled traffic bound for reaches Codeberg’s proxy on port 443, the raw TCP traffic is forwarded to the container, allowing the instance to terminate the SSL/TLS and obtain its own certificate using Forgejo’s inbuilt ACME client. The proxy also forwards port 2222 to the container for SSH access. Additionally, Codeberg provides a database on their existing MariaDB host for the instance to use.

Inside the container, the Forgejo binary is manually installed to /usr/local/bin/forgejo with the service managed by systemd. Configuration is loaded from /etc/forgejo/app.ini. TODO: Semi-automated deployment with Forgejo Actions.

Since the container is inside Codeberg’s infrastructure, logging into it for maintainence is subject to Codeberg’s security policy. If you need to access it, please seek approval from the Forgejo community, then contact Codeberg staff for more information.

When working with the container, it’s important to avoid breaking anything in a way that will cause any user data to be lost. Users of are expected to keep their own backups of any important data they upload, but we also wish to encourage casual use of the instance for legitimate projects, not just test repos, so the instance should not be considered disposable.