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Google Code shutting down
« on: March 13, 2015, 01:00:16 pm »
I got this email from Google:
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Hello,

Earlier today, Google announced we will be turning down Google Code Project Hosting. The service started in 2006 with the goal of providing a scalable and reliable way of hosting open source projects. Since that time, millions of people have contributed to open source projects hosted on the site.

But a lot has changed since 2006. In the past nine years, many other options for hosting open source projects have popped up, along with vibrant communities of developers. It’s time to recognize that Google Code’s mission to provide open source projects a home has been accomplished by others, such as GitHub and Bitbucket.

We will be shutting down Google Code over the coming months. Starting today, the site will no longer accept new projects, but will remain functionally unchanged until August 2015. After that, project data will be read-only. Early next year, the site will shut down, but project data will be available for download in an archive format.

As the owner of the following projects, you have several options for migrating your data.

scope-os
langz80
The simplest option would be to use the Google Code Exporter, a new tool that will allow you to export your projects directly to GitHub. Alternatively, we have documentation on how to migrate to other services — GitHub, Bitbucket, and SourceForge — manually.

For more information, please see the Google Open Source blog or contact [email protected]

-The Google Code team

Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043
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I found Google Code much easier to use, but I see their point about there being enough services already.

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Re: Google Code shutting down
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 01:35:01 pm »
I got that email as well, as I was on the Wabbitemu projects (which moved to GitHub anyway). Google is kind of too big to close, as a commenter said on the blog post it's like Geocities closing again...

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Re: Google Code shutting down
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2015, 02:29:33 pm »
I understand why Google did this, but it still sucks. A lot of people use svn still, and GitHub doesn't support svn (and iirc same with bitbucket), while Google Code did.
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Re: Google Code shutting down
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2015, 04:28:41 pm »
I mean, what are the costs for google to have that running? Don't they have enough processing power anyways?

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Re: Google Code shutting down
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 10:37:51 pm »
I understand why Google did this, but it still sucks. A lot of people use svn still, and GitHub doesn't support svn (and iirc same with bitbucket), while Google Code did.
Sourceforge also does svn.

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