Dear codeblue users,

On April 15, 2016 we will shut down the redmine project hosting, Git, Subversion, and Mercurial repositories hosted on codeblue.umich.edu. Effective today, October 15, we will no longer accept requests for new projects.

You will need to migrate your projects to another system to keep them available online. Git and Mercurial projects are distributed and require no administrator intervention to migrate. If you host a svn project and are the project manager, contact us and we can send you an export of your svn history. Unfortunately, redmine does not offer any mechanism to export project issues, wikis, forums, or other data hosted by redmine.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we do not have the resources to continue to host this system for the University community. We have pursued numerous options to keep it running, and have contacted ITS, ARC, and the Library; none of them are interested in maintaining the system long term. Codeblue started 6 years ago, and a lot has changed since them. Open source communities now center around Github and Bitbucket which are still rapidly improving with new features, much more rapidly than redmine which has remained stagnant. Even Google Code is shutting down in response to the popularity of Github and Bitbucket.

Many of you host private projects on codeblue. Bitbucket (https://bitbucket.org/) offers free private Git and Mercurial hosting for unlimited repositories with unlimited users (for academic users). Bitbucket has issue tracking, pull requests, wikis, website hosting, fine grained permissions, e-mail notifications and reply support, webhooks, and hipchat integration. To get free unlimited private repositories, sign in with your UMich google identity. Bitbucket Teams are useful if you have many repositories that a single group of users needs to access, allowing fine grained permissions on the projects per user group and per user. Note: you need to explicitly request free academic pricing for a Team: https://www.atlassian.com/software/views/bitbucket-academic-license.jsp

Github (https://github.com/) has a similar feature set -- except that Github only hosts git repositories (though you can access them via svn), and private projects are not free. Assembla (https://www.assembla.com/) can host both Git and Subversion repositories, but hosting is not free.

We understand that some users value certain aspects of codeblue you cannot get from a cloud hosting provider, such as on premises hosting. If you have such special needs, then you will need to find alternate hosting options that will work for you. We recommend you begin migration as soon as possible; the shutdown date is firm and cannot be extended.

If you need assistance in your migration, you should look into the user assistance that the bitbucket and/or github communities provide:
These communities are well-established and there is excellent documentation at importing projects. You may also be able to get some assistance from ITS () as well.

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