2012-03-25: there is a completely re-written version of gitolite in the "g3"
branch. The old version will now be supported only for existing users, and
for people who need the features that have not yet made it to the new one. To
reflect this, the
pu branch has been merged into master and deleted.
The steps to use the new version are:
git clone git://github.com/sitaramc/gitolite cd gitolite git checkout g3
Documentation is currently available at g3di
Github users: please read the "wiki" link at the top of the page before submitting issues or pull requests.
If you're really impatient, and you're familiar with Unix and ssh, follow the quick install instructions.
But if you want to do anything meaningful with gitolite you have to spend some time cuddling up to the docs. The complete online documentation starts here -- this is the best starting point for general questions about git, such as what it is, why you would need it, features, contact/mailing list info, and so on.
For convenience, here is a link to the master table of contents, which is very useful to search using your browser's search function.
License information for code and documentation is at the end of doc/index.mkd (or you can read it online [here][license]).