Saturday, March 21, 2015
Why Google Code is Shutting Down?
When we started the Google Code project hosting service in 2006, the world of project hosting was limited. We were worried about reliability and stagnation, so we took action by giving the open source community another option to choose from. Since then, we’ve seen a wide variety of better project hosting services such as GitHub and Bitbucket bloom. Many projects moved away from Google Code to those other systems. To meet developers where they are, we ourselves migrated nearly a thousand of our own open source projects from Google Code to GitHub.So I think, Its all clear to you that Google said Github is better than Google Code. Well, still, I have not hosted any project or scripts on Google Code because our blog is still new and I have not hosted any file on it! :)
As developers migrated away from Google Code, a growing share of the remaining projects were spam or abuse. Lately, the administrative load has consisted almost exclusively of abuse management. After profiling non-abusive activity on Google Code, it has become clear to us that the service simply isn’t needed anymore.
Comments of Users Against Google's Decision
Some Users that use and love Google Code also Posted their comments against Google's This decision with a humble and angry voice. You can see two of them here:
1. Vladimir's Comment Posted Against Google:
Vladimir said: Google, you guys have enough money to spend it on supporting free software projects. It is not fair. Looks like marketing people take power over engeneers. Therefore google will die soon.
Not a big problem to relocate the code, but it will be hard to rework wiki pages to adopt to another hosting. In my project I'm extensively using ability to generate and commit wiki via svn folder.
2. Barba's Comment Posted Against Google
Barba said:You Can Read More Here
I'm very disappointed to hear this news, GoogleCode was a good stable repository for projects.
I don't like GitHub, but I do like SourceForge, so I guess I'll be moving over to there because they still support SVN repositories.
As someone said, it's like Geocities all over again :(
And yes, SourceForge has a great googlecode project import function that works really well, and is simple to use. Perhaps you could point this out to people more prominently as an alternative to GitHub...?
- March 12, 2015 - New project creation disabled.
- August 24, 2015 - The site goes read-only. You can still checkout/view project source, issues, and wikis.
- January 25, 2016 - The project hosting service is closed. You will be able to download a tarball of project source, issues, and wikis. These tarballs will be available throughout the rest of 2016.
Which others are Closing?
Yes. Well, I am unable to recognize that what is Google doing? First Google closed iGoogle then Orkut then Glass then Notebook and Now Google Code and In future, they will close some forums to answer questions in public that are: Hacker News, Reddit and other popular forums.
So Friends, I hope you are thankful to Google for provide that fantastic service for free. If you want to contact Google regarding this issue, you can contact with then on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also posted your views about this news on comment. At last, Keep Reading!