Github Projects Downloads are Welcome

As you might have heard few weeks ago Github has disabled their file upload feature. Of course projects hosted on Github can still serve source code downloads, but they can no longer upload files that are separate from versioned files.

Since Github is deprecating the Downloads tab, Github recommends few options to projects that need to host binary files. We are happy to see our name among those suggestions, and we thank Github for the mention.

SourceForge as a trusted partner for open source welcomes you to distribute your releases via SourceForge even if your code is developed elsewhere. By distributing your releases at SourceForge, you’ll get the following advantages.

Free Unlimited Bandwidth

Reduce overhead and provide a better experience by using the largest free managed global mirror network. We serve 4.8 million downloads per day, and we move over 2 PB data monthly.


Follow the trends that enable you to create better software. Learn more about where your project is popular, and what operating system your users use.

Premier Visibility

Reach more users and gain market share in the open source landscape. 41.8 Million unique visitors come to us every month, your chance to improve your project outreach.

A Trusted Name in Open Source

Since 1999, thousands of projects have chosen SourceForge to host not just their source code, but also their project communities. You’ll be in great company.

Get Started

If you want to provide downloads for your Github project, you’ll need to follow these steps:

1) If you don’t already have one, create a SourceForge account.

2) Create a project. You’ll want to uncheck the Git tool, since you’ve already got that, but you can add whatever tools you don’t already have elsewhere.

3) On your new project page, click the Files link and upload your release.

4) Link to your files page from your Github wiki, so that folks know where to go to get releases.

Feel free to contact us if you have any new release in the pipe, we are here to help you through our blog and our newsletter. Drop us an email at

5 Responses to “Github Projects Downloads are Welcome”

  1. QuintonReeves Jan 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Personally, I’m looking to get away from sourceforge. As a developer who has been using the site for a decade I have been growing increasingly disappointed and upset with the management of the site and the treatment of project admins who are just trying to get work done but just so happen to be using what sourceforge arbitrarily determines as deprecated.

    • rbowen2000 Jan 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

      @QuintonReeves I’m very sorry to hear you say that, and I’d love to talk with you further about your disappointments, and see what we can do to fix that. Would you be willing to elaborate on this?

    • rbowen2000 Jan 25, 2013 at 10:11 am #

      @QuintonReeves I’m very sorry to hear you say that, and I’d love to talk with you further about your disappointments, and see what we can do to fix that. Would you be willing to elaborate on this?

      • QuintonReeves Jan 25, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

        @rbowen2000 I would be happy to, but I would like to be able to collect my thoughts and organise them better before trying to do so. I’m currently tending to my sick newborn daughter over the weekend, please forgive me if it takes a couple of days to get back to you guys.

  2. 954687 Jan 25, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    Well closing a project is rather difficult. If you really want to give owners easy access and control over the projects they create a simple “remove” or “delete button would be helpful.