Forgejo publishes a stable release every three months and a long term support (LTS) release every year. Patch releases are published more frequently and provide fixes for bugs and security vulnerabilities. Please review the releases management and also the Forgejo versioning scheme documentation for further information.

This guide covers the installation of Forgejo with Docker or from binary. Both of these methods are created and extensively tested to work on every release. They consist of three steps:

  • Download and run the release,
  • connect to the web interface and complete the configuration, and,
  • finally register the first user which will be granted administrative permissions.

If you already have Gitea installed through your package manager, look at the Gitea migration guide for information on how to install Forgejo, while preserving your data from your Gitea installation.

Forgejo is also available for installation using package managers on many platforms. At this time, Forgejo has been successfully adapted for use on various platforms, including Alpine Linux, Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Manjaro, and the Nix ecosystem. These platform-specific packages are under the care of distribution packagers, and specific packages are currently undergoing testing. For a curated inventory, please refer to the “Delightful Forgejo” list.