Google Code is going away, it's time to migrate your projects

Google has stopped taking new submissions on its open source project hosting service, Google Code, and will be discontinuing the service in phases throughout the year.

Yet another Google project will be discontinued by the end of next year just as the hundreds that have come and gone before. Back in January, Google cut the cord on its popular instant messaging application, Google Talk. Now, Google Code, an open source project hosting service that was popular with developers before GitHub's rise, will be the latest to be phased out.

As of 12th March 2015, Google has stopped taking new project submissions on Google Code. Current users can still commit changes to their projects until 26th August, after which the site will go in to read-only mode till 25th January 2016 and ultimately be closed down. Beyond this date, users can still get a tarball of their source and associated content throughout 2016.

Google has revealed that most projects hosted on Google Code had been abandoned by users who had migrated to services such as GitHub and BitBucket. The company has suggested that existing users should consider moving to these services and offers migration tools to make it a smooth transition.

Developers who are still relying on Google Code and want to migrate to a competing service should check out the tools provided here.

Source: Google Open Source Blog

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