|| ||jikes-dev-AT-www-124.ibm.com (Chris Abbey)|
|| ||[Jikes-dev] Jikes migration to SourceForge.net|
|| ||Mon, 21 Feb 2005 19:54:27 -0600 (CST)|
As quite a few of you know by now, IBM has decided to pull out of the
project hosting space. As a result the developerWorks/Open Source Server
(aka dw/oss) where we and a number of other projects have been hosted for
the last several years is being shutdown. IBM negotiated with
SourceForge.net to migrate a number of projects from dw/oss to sf.net's
hosting environment, as the hands down #1 most popular project on dw/oss,
Jikes was on that list of projects. We've had 240,548 downloads from the
dw/oss server in the 1061 days we've been there - as of now() at least...
not a bad run for a project that has been pretty much abandoned by the
company for the last few years, and has survived purely on the scraps of
free time feed to it by a small handfull of folks.
The basic migration is complete, we have a few days to finish polishing
up the little odds and ends of what came across (or didn't) before the
switch is thrown and the whole world finds out. (Note that we can throw
that switch ourselves at any point in time, but if we haven't by Sunday,
they'll do it for us.)
You can visit the new project pages at:
and the home page at: http://jikes.sf.net/
You'll need to be logged into an account that is part of the project to
access anyting on that first url, in theory everyone that had a developer
account on dw/oss has already been told their new account details on
sf.net, or their account has otherwise been associated with their
existing sf.net account. Any regular contributors that have sf.net
accounts and aren't associated with the project, drop me a note off list
with your account name.
Everyone please take a few moments to look around and if you find anything
broken, let me know... I already have a list of items I've raised with the
team that did the migration, I'll add more as needed. One thing that needs
a fair amount of help is the web pages... lots of broken links that need
updating. I'll get all the various details, like cvs, mail lists, etc all
bundled up in the final announcement note that goes out to the entire
non-developer list... for now, most all of it is available from sf.net
Never make a technical decision based upon the politics of the situation.
Never make a political decision based upon technical issues.
The only place these realms meet is in the mind of the unenlightened.
-- Geoffrey James, The Zen of Programming
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