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Offline bmartino1

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Google code shutting down
« on: March 14, 2015, 01:47:15 AM »
*This is the first time, i've see/ herd that google is shuting down one of there services...
For those that are using google code... please refer to this email that i have received...

In programming and tryign to program, google code was a great place to get codes and other files!...

Google Code
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.

gcmspivideolightbox

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 google-code-shutdown@google.com.

-The Google Code team

Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043
You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to Google Code Project Hosting.
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Re: Google code shutting down
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 07:50:00 AM »
This is not a surprise for me at all! They did the same with Google Wave, and they killed Gizmo5. And with GrandCentral was merged with Google Voice. And the same was with Google Reader (RSS). So, I'm tired of see big companies shitting shutting down services. If were for them, they would discontinue GMail too (and all just to promote Google+). Just for now, Google Search and GMail are safe... ::)

If you are curious, the list of discontinued Google services, continues here...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Discontinued_Google_services

About Google Code, is not a big loss. We still have GitHub, Bitbucket, SourceForge, etc.
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Re: Google code shutting down
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 11:03:48 AM »
it's sad when you are forced to move, but remember that such services cost a lot to mantain, it's quite normal that companies over the years change plans. I expect this to be true for any company.
Gmail is so good for them to harvest information that i doubt it will ever be closed before Google itself dies.