Final project upgrades push starts April 22nd

As you’re no doubt already aware, we’re in the process of upgrading projects to our new developer platform. The new platform is named Allura, and is in incubation at the Apache Software Foundation.

In recent weeks, we’ve been upgrading projects that have been inactive for a while. Now, it’s time to start upgrading everyone else. As you can no doubt understand, we’re anxious to complete this process so we can spend less time maintaining the old platform, and more time improving the new one. However, we also want to be sure that you have plenty of time to check out the new platform and have your concerns, if any, addressed.

We’re going to start upgrading active projects starting on Monday, April 22, starting with the longest-inactive and moving forward. Since each upgrade takes a different amount of time, depending on the size of the repositories, mailing list archives, and so on, we can’t tell for sure when we’ll get to your project.

If you’re ready to go ahead and upgrade your project now, or to read more what’s involved in the upgrade, you can do that at

If you have a specific concern about the upgrade, or need to delay the upgrade of your project, due to a release or other project activity, please get in touch NOW, at so that we can work something out.

18 Responses to “Final project upgrades push starts April 22nd”

  1. Thomas Richter Apr 5, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    What about the hosted apps retirement and migration progress to project web? We are using phpBB and Trac. If we (or you) upgrade now to Allura we loose connection to Trac SVN but we also cant move Trac to Project web because the migration progress to Project Web is since ages on “In progress”. The same for phpBB.

    • nathancarter Apr 11, 2013 at 12:56 am #

      I wholeheartedly second this comment.  Same issues for our project, but only Trac, not phpBB.

      • rbowen2000 Apr 11, 2013 at 9:13 am #

        Nathan, what project are you talking about here?

    • rbowen2000 Apr 11, 2013 at 9:13 am #

      Thomas, what project are you talking about here?

      • Thomas Richter Apr 13, 2013 at 4:22 am #

        @rbowen2000 Our project is Hattrick Organizer:

  2. Fred Toussi Apr 6, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    I have raised the Tickes #3470 about the use of Markdown tags in Allura tickets and forums. This garbles most code snippets that are posted and is unacceptable. I showed something as simple as ab*cd*4 (three values multiplied) is turned into something completely different.

    • rbowen2000 Apr 11, 2013 at 9:14 am #

      I presume you’re talking about hsqldb, and I’ve added it to the delay list.

  3. Gerry Kroll Apr 8, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    That’s nice.  Where’s the documentation that describes what’s being changed, and what the new procedures are?

    • rbowen2000 Apr 9, 2013 at 9:06 am #

      At the URL provided in the article.

  4. KoichiSuzuki Apr 11, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    Repository URL changes.  Then how about URL for Web site of the project?

    • rbowen2000 Apr 12, 2013 at 8:33 am #


      • rbowen2000 Apr 12, 2013 at 8:33 am #

        The project website url does not change.

  5. Dagobert Michelsen Apr 15, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    We (OpenCSW project “gar”) are also relying a lot on Trac and the code integration. Would you mind adding us to the delay list until the integration issue is solved so we don’t get upgraded with cold feed?

  6. GSN Team Apr 15, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    In the GSN project (, we have all our documentation within Trac (   We have migrated to the new project space but are wondering what will happen to the Trac instance?   Will it stay as it is or will be disabled?   We need that Wiki and migrating its content to the new space will take time.

    • rbowen2000 Apr 15, 2013 at 11:18 am #

      @GSN Team The Trac instance will stay for now. It is still our plan to retire the Hosted Apps platform, but firm dates have not been set on that, and we will have migration information available prior to taking that step.

  7. LStranger Apr 17, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    It’s a shame, you even don’t have own comments now and this form even breaks clipboard content…  I’ve already written questions about your allura, there are some features that are heavily used in the tracker of projects LXDE and PCManFM but are still missed in new look so migration to allura will break our trackers completely. I’ve written about them in and I see no change on them still. Also I would like to keep my project FoxEye out of migration as well because none of inconveniences of your git browser mentioned in were addressed and that makes new git browser near unusable in our development process (it’s about beforementioned LXDE as well). If you has no intention to make it more usable then let us know, please, so we can leave sourceforge and migrate to more friendly platform. Thank you.

  8. KoichiSuzuki Apr 18, 2013 at 1:22 am #

    I’ve received an e-mail that my comment caused some problem to your project but don’t know what to do.  Please let me know what I should do.


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