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From Stian Soiland-Reyes <>
Subject Re: Google Code shutting down Jan 2016
Date Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:48:24 GMT
How much of Apache Extras is "binary dumping ground" (as used by OO
builds), and how much is just "source-code for projects that
can't/won't quite fit into ASF" (e.g. for licensing reasons or lack of

As long as you have the source code, then you can attach binaries to
tagged releases in GitHub.

Atlassian's BitBucket likewise provides both source code and binary
hosting - here binaries are easier to attach independently.

As I said, I also found BinTray a great way to do independent
downloads, with the optional capability of Maven repository with
mirroring to Central as a nice thing for those still doing
Java/Groovy/Clojure/Scala etc.

It's still "all eggs in one company's basket" of course.. but then so
is SourceForge.. and at the moment I would be more worried about
SourceForge disappearing than GitHub or Atlassian.

On 13 April 2015 at 06:17, Branko ─îibej <> wrote:
> On 19.03.2015 06:22, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
>> +1 for GitHub  - as Apache Extras are easily mini-communities of one
>> or two people and not as clear way in to contribute.
>> GitHub should seriously be considered. Making an apache-extras
>> organization there should be straight forward.
> GitHub neither provides nor allows the kind of service that Apache
> Extras needs. It's pretty much useless as a pure download server, their
> terms explicitly say they can shut down a project without notice if they
> don't like its bandwidth characteristics.
>> As for binaries - I found it very useful to use BinTray for Beanshell
>> - as I could do both Maven and regular downloads:
> Do please consider that all the world cannot use Maven just as all the
> world is not written in Java.
> -- Brane

Stian Soiland-Reyes
Apache Taverna (incubating), Apache Commons RDF (incubating)

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