Mar 24, 2015

Goodbye Google Code

Google Code is shutting down (because everyone uses github anyway)

So long and thanks for all the fish.  It has been a good ride — thank you for pushing open collaboration forward!

Its been a good transition to git. If you haven’t yet, consider using git as an SVN client with git-svn.  I recommend this a great way to get your feet wet.

Google Code has a good guide on how to export to git located here: https://code.google.com/p/support/wiki/ExportingToGit

Ok, now what?

How do I move my code from google code (svn) to github? You are in luck, git-svn is here to the rescue.

Cloning your project is a simple one-liner away!

git svn clone -s http://some_app.googlecode.com/svn/

This will download all of the commits and create a new git repository containing all of your history!

The -s (short for –stdlayout) flag is telling git-svn to use the standard layout (meaning that it knows how to interpret the trunk/branches/tags roots in git.)

svnrepo/
├── branches
├── tags
└── trunk

You can customize this if you have a non-standard layout with additional flags check the documentation for more details: man git-svn

 -T<trunk_subdir>
 --trunk=<trunk_subdir>
 -t<tags_subdir>
 --tags=<tags_subdir>
 -b<branches_subdir>
 --branches=<branches_subdir>

From here you can just create a new repo in github and push it!  Checkout github’s docs on doing this.  They also have a decent guide on importing projects into github.

… Or just use the Export to Github button … that google code just added.

About the Author

Object Partners profile.
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Blog Posts
Google Professional Machine Learning Engineer Exam 2021
Exam Description A Professional Machine Learning Engineer designs, builds, and productionizes ML models to solve business challenges using Google Cloud technologies and knowledge of proven ML models and techniques. The ML Engineer is proficient in all aspects […]
Designing Kubernetes Controllers
There has been some excellent online discussion lately around Kubernetes controllers, highlighted by an excellent Speakerdeck presentation assembled by Tim Hockin. What I’d like to do in this post is explore some of the implications […]
React Server Components
The React Team recently announced new work they are doing on React Server Components, a new way of rendering React components. The goal is to create smaller bundle sizes, speed up render time, and prevent […]
Jolt custom java transform
Jolt is a JSON to JSON transformation library where the transform is defined in JSON. It’s really good at reorganizing the json data and massaging it into the output JSON you need. Sometimes, you just […]