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View Poll Results: Do you have plans beyond Google?
Yes, slowly moving to new host. 4 30.77%
Yes, it's called "retirement". (I.E. no more updates) 2 15.38%
No, I was not aware of this. 5 38.46%
No, I'll just improvise as it happens. 2 15.38%
TBA. 0 0%
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Old 15th October 2013, 20:56   #1  |  Link
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Google Code to stop Download service Jan 2014! What's your plan?

So this morning, I signed into my email to check my... email.

SourceForge had a "Major Site News" but it was just a reminder that Google Code is stopping their download service in Jan. 2014!

SF Email:
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Major Site News

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Many of you are aware that Google has announced that it is ceasing its download service effective January 15, 2014. If you have a project on Google Code, stay tuned for a blog post from us on this front.
The email actually linked to their Code of Summer events rather than the actual announcement from Google.

Google Code Announcement:

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A Change to Google Code Download Service
Project Hosting on Google Code provides a free collaborative development environment for open source projects. Each project comes with its own member controls, Subversion/Mercurial/Git repository, issue tracker, wiki pages, and downloads service.

Downloads were implemented by Project Hosting on Google Code to enable open source projects to make their files available for public download. Unfortunately, downloads have become a source of abuse with a significant increase in incidents recently. Due to this increasing misuse of the service and a desire to keep our community safe and secure, we are deprecating downloads.

Starting today, existing projects that do not have any downloads and all new projects will not have the ability to create downloads. Existing projects with downloads will see no visible changes until January 14, 2014 and will no longer have the ability to create new downloads starting on January 15, 2014. All existing downloads in these projects will continue to be accessible for the foreseeable future.

If your project is using downloads to host and distribute files and has a need to periodically create new downloads, we recommend you move your downloads to an alternate service like Google Drive before January 15, 2014. If you choose to move your files to Google Drive, check out our help article.

By Google Project Hosting
Posted 20th May by Stephanie Taylor
Labels: project hosting downloads
I cannot think what the misuse is and what the incidents involved.

I know a quite a few here use Google Code to host their projects.
Were you given a notice on May 20th about the change of direction?

What are your plans for maintaining project updates?

I wonder if we should start a thread with collective information on existing projects and their hosting sites.
A more updated and informative index, if you will.

Updates can be made when project moves to a new host.

The actual doom9 site is quite dated.
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