Google is shutting down it’s well-known code project hosting service Google Code. Many developers used it as a reliable place for hosting their important code files but now they have to migrate those files because Google will shut down the service very soon.
Google started the service in 2006 with aim to provide scalable and reliable way of hosting open source projects. Many people used it . But now Google thinks that other open source project hosting solutions like GitHub and Bitbucket are doing the same work with more reliability and popularity.
From today, Google will not accept any new project but they will keep website as it is till August 2015. Google will not delete the project files, The existing projects will be available for download in an archive format. Developer can use Google Code Exporter tool to export their projects and code .
Google Sent a mail to all Google Code Users. Here is what i received :
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.
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