Create your own SVN repository for Free with Google.

  • Do you write lot of code?
  • Do you create a lot of revisions of code which are hard to manage by yourself?
  • Do you wish to host your own project online and ask your friends to contribute it?

    Well, if the answer is ‘Yes’ for above, then you should try online project hosting with Google code. Its simple, easy to use and has got tremendous capabilities built in it. Refer Project hosting with Google code for more details.

    I created a test project called ‘Knapsack‘ in Google code, approach I followed was,
    1. I used to SVN as versioning tool.
    2. Followed the procedure mentioned here to check out the initial empty code.
    3. Did svn add to add KnapSack.cpp file to SVN repository.
    4. Check’ed in the code. Thats it!!

    Other interesting options which Google code includes are allowing many people to contribute to your project, getting email notifications upon check-in etc. Having said, now you could start contributing to my KnapSack project.. 🙂

    Bottom line, Google Rocks!! And so is Open Source!!

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    • Prabhu  On January 22, 2010 at 7:34 am

      I was looking for something like this, I read about CodePlex which is a similar Open Source initiative my Microsoft but the thing is when you host your Project on CodePlex, your project will be available for all to search and download your code.

      Is it similar in GoogleCode??

      What I want is, lets say, Me and You are working on a personal project, so we host the project on Google Code, but I don’t want anyone else to be able to search and download the code. Only you and me should have access to view, modify, etc. Is that possible with google code?

      Nice blog by the way (:

      • nayankk  On January 26, 2010 at 7:31 pm

        Yes. It the same with Google code. Your projects will be available for search by Google Code.

        I guess what you are looking for is “Project Kenai”, open source initiative by sun microsystems. I have heard that in Project Kenai you can restrict the access to selective developers, but never tried it personally. Give it a try, hope it meets your expectations. BTW, whats that secret project which you are developing? 🙂

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