The Hosted Apps platform will be retired on
2012-09-01 2012Q4, approximately one month after migration docs and platform upgrades are complete.
New Hosted App creation has been disabled, and we're encouraging users to migrate to the Project web platform.
SourceForge provides hosting for projects. This hosting includes a variety of features, including download service, listing in our project directory, web hosting service, and a specific application service we call "Hosted Apps".
The Hosted Apps service consists of SourceForge-managed instances of: Wordpress, Trac, phpBB, MediaWiki, Piwik, Dotproject, a URL shortener, MantisBT, Gallery, IdeaTorrent, CodeStriker, TaskFreak!, phpWebSite, AN Guestbook, LimeSurvey and Laconica.
We are preparing to discontinue the Hosted Apps service. We had originally slated this to happen on September 1st. We are electing to delay this service shutdown to later in 2012Q4.
No other portion of the SourceForge offering is being discontinued. We'll continue hosting your project, providing SCM, downloads, project web, mailing list, ticketing, forum, wiki*, and directory listing services as we do today. Only the Hosted Apps portion of our offering is being discontinued.
Before shutdown, we are hoping for projects to deploy apps they wish to keep to our project web service, which is not being shut down. To support these migrations, we'll handle integration (package deployment), OpenID (SourceForge accounts for auth), migration docs, and handoff backups for all projects.
Work is in-progress on OpenID now (target completion late August). We'll then assist with package deployment and documentation to support migration of these applications to the project web service (~September).
Pending completion of all necessary dependencies (~August/September), we intend to provide a month for projects to complete their migrations. We'll keep you posted on the exact timeline. If you have concerns at that point, we'll provide you support in the process.
Yes, we have a built-in wiki, you're reading it. This is part of the new SourceForge system (codenamed Allura).
The classic SourceForge system however, does not have a wiki. If you're on the classic system and would like to upgrade, go to Project Admin -> Settings, and on the right site "Opt-in Update".
There is a work in progress to enable migration of MediaWiki content to the new wiki. Stay tuned.
A list of the Hosted Apps enabled for your projects may be found at: http://sourceforge.net/help/hostedapps/
Please check the above page. If you have apps that are not in use, please disable them. Note that disabled apps cannot be re-enabled.
Keep an eye out for further timeline updates. Once migration instructions, OpenID and all package dependencies are handled, we'll be in touch.
Contribute to the migration documentation. If you have experience deploying any of these applications in our Project web space, we'd appreciate help with our documentation efforts.
The migration documents and timeline are maintained on this page.
|OpenID authentication to SourceForge accounts||In-progress, target for completion in July|
|Updates to Project web to support apps||Planned for August/September|
|Migration Documentation||Ongoing, full completion not expected to be until first two items are complete|
|SF URL Shortener||Not yet implemented|
|Redirects from old Hosted App locations||Not yet implemented|
|Final Hosted Apps Shutdown||~one month after above steps are completed, 2012Q4|
Documentation on how to migrate the various apps to be added here:
|WordPress||Working, but incomplete, will add detail regarding OpenID implementation when that's available.|
|MediaWiki||Incomplete due to Project Web limitation that prevents MediaWiki installs of versions 1.17 and later.|
|phpBB||In progress, on hold until OpenID is implemented|
|piwik||Recommended to use Google Analytics or another 3rd-party web tracking service. Migration TBD. You can download piwik from http://piwik.org/ and install it in the normal project web space, using MySQL database provided by SF.|
|dotproject||Not written yet|
|sfurl||Shortened URLs will continue to work indefinitely. Migration TBD|
|mantisbt||In progress, on hold until OpenID is implemented|
|gallery||Not written yet|
|ideatorrent||Not written yet|
|codestriker||Not written yet|
|taskfreak||Not written yet|
|phpwebsite||Not written yet|
|aguestbook||Not written yet|
|limesurvey||Not written yet|
|laconica||Not written yet|