SourceForge Welcomes Google Code Projects Downloads

As you might have heard a couple of days ago Google announced their intention to deprecate binary downloads, a decision that is effective already for new projects and it will be extended to all projects by early next year.

Similarly to what we did for helping Github users, we confirm that SourceForge as a trusted partner for open source welcomes you to distribute your releases via SourceForge even if your code is developed elsewhere. By distributing your releases at SourceForge, you’ll get the following advantages.

1 Free Unlimited Bandwidth
Reduce overhead and provide a better experience by using the largest free managed global mirror network. We serve 4.8 million downloads per day, and we move over 2 PB data monthly.

2 Analytics
Follow the trends that enable you to create better software. Learn more about where your project is popular, and what operating system your users use.

3 Premier Visibility
Reach more users and gain market share in the open source landscape. 41.8 Million unique visitors come to us every month, your chance to improve your project outreach.

4 A Trusted Name in Open Source
Since 1999, thousands of projects have chosen SourceForge to host not just their source code, but also their project communities. You’ll be in great company.

5 Get Started
If you want to provide downloads for your Google Code project, you’ll need to follow these steps:

1) If you don’t already have one, create a SourceForge account.

2) Create a project. You’ll want to uncheck the Git tool, since you’ve already got that, but you can add whatever tools you don’t already have elsewhere.

3) On your new project page, click the Files link and upload your release.

4) Link to your files page from your Google Code wiki, so that folks know where to go to get releases.

Feel free to contact us if you have any new release in the pipe, we are here to help you through our blog and our newsletter.

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