• CodePlex Weblog

    CodePlex launches support for TortoiseSVN

    • 38 Comments
    CodePlex is now offering server support for SvnBridge, the tool that enables TortoiseSVN to talk to Team Foundation Server. Support for Subversion has been our number one requested feature, and by hosting SvnBridge, our users can now use their favorite...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    A New Look for CodePlex

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    As I mentioned a month ago , we have been working on improving the overall experience for the CodePlex community. Today, I am happy to announce the release of CodePlex’s new look! Our goal was to refresh the look and feel of the site to a modern...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    git commit –m “CodePlex now supports Git!”

    • 25 Comments
    Finally, yes, CodePlex now supports Git! Git has been one of the top rated requests from the CodePlex community for some time: Admittedly, when we launched CodePlex, we never expected that at some point we would be running a source control system...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    Announcing the CodePlex Source Control Client

    • 25 Comments
    A common theme we've heard from our users is the desire to be able to work offline (in the "edit-merge-commit" style) when working on their CodePlex projects. Six months ago, we started working to write such a client that would integrate with our existing...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    ClickOnce Releases

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    [Do you tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley ] We deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software today. Support for ClickOnce Releases With today’s release, we are happy to announce that our #1 most requested feature, hosting ClickOnce applications...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    Sneak Preview - New CodePlex UI

    • 20 Comments
    We have been busy the last several months working to improve the overall experience for the CodePlex community. We have been working through some of the top requested items, such as our big announcement last week enabling Git . Something that is not explicitly...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    CodePlex now supporting native Mercurial

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    What is Mercurial? Mercurial is a distributed source control management system. For new projects created on CodePlex.com, you will be able to choose from either Team Foundation Server or Mercurial as your source control repository . To illustrate, in...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    .NET Open Source Community – CodePlex / GitHub Comparision

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    The .NET segment of the open source ecosystem has been one of the fastest growing over the last few years.  The vast majority of all projects on CodePlex are .NET related, and among .NET developers CodePlex is generally the most well-known open source...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    CodePlex to support TortoiseSVN

    • 15 Comments
    The number one new feature request from users is for CodePlex to support Subversion. Specifically what users are telling us they want is the features and experience they get when using TortoiseSVN as a source control client. It is important to us on the...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    Introducing the Open Source Club on CodePlex – Project of the Month: Rawr

    • 15 Comments
    What is the Open Source Club? The Open Source Club (OSC) is a group of volunteers who contribute what they can to the specified open source project each month. If you’ve ever wanted to contribute to an open source project, but didn’t know where to start...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    Removal of “Sandcastle” Project

    • 13 Comments
    Over the past 24 hours, it was brought to our attention that one of the Microsoft projects hosted on CodePlex did not publish its source code.  As a result, we removed the project.  We’re working with the project owner to find the right release...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    Survey results: Open source developer preferences

    • 11 Comments
    We recently conducted a survey of open source developers to learn about their current preferences around hosting sites and source control systems. The survey was primarily advertised via Twitter, and we tried to avoid pushing the survey among audiences...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    Why Did We Write the CodePlex Client?

    • 10 Comments
    I want to answer some speculation about what motivated our team to write the CodePlex source control client. When we chose Team Foundation Server as our source control system, we knew that there would be big reactions to our choice. We knew there would...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    Looking for a charity for CodePlex project owners to donate advertisement revenue

    • 10 Comments
    One of the things we’ve been planning to do with The Lounge as our new advertisement provider is to allow project owners with a single click to opt in to have their advertisement revenue go to charity. We believe that pooling individual projects together...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    CodePlex Goes Less Green for the Holidays with a New Look

    • 9 Comments
    Despite an unusual amount of snow wreaking havoc across Seattle and no one able to make it to the office, we were still able to deploy the latest version of the CodePlex software on Thursday, Dec 18, 2008, our last deployment of the year. New look Just...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    CodePlex Syntax Highlighting

    • 9 Comments
    As Sara already mentioned , we added syntax highlighting to CodePlex on Monday. To be specific, we added syntax highlighting to the source code browser. We intend to add it to the Wiki as well, in the near future. Currently, we support the follow programming...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    Using Mercurial on CodePlex

    • 9 Comments
    There’s ton of documentation out there on how to use Mercurial and its various clients. For this blog post, you’ll see me use a popular client called TortoiseHg. ( Hg is the chemical element symbol for Mercury, hence Tortoise ”Hg” in case you’re wondering...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    CodePlex 2008 – A Year in Review

    • 8 Comments
    A couple of weeks ago, I attended CodeMash 2009 in Sandusky, Ohio -  my second time attending as Program Manager for CodePlex. The first year, I spent 2 days sitting non-stop with project owners and site visitors, collecting feedback about the site...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    Linking Commits to Issues

    • 8 Comments
    Just a quick post to let you know that we recently added support for linking issues to commits in CodePlex using the same #1234 syntax being used in TFS 2013. Basically, if you insert a ‘#’ symbol followed by an integer in your commit statement, changeset...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    CodePlex.com donates $25,000 to Mercurial project

    • 7 Comments
    The Microsoft CodePlex.com team has donated $25,000 to the Mercurial project, responding to the recent appeal by the project leader , Matt Mackall. Earlier this year we added Mercurial as a choice on CodePlex to provide an option to our users to use a...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    Application Analytics and Browsing Forks

    • 7 Comments
    [Do you tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley ] We deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software today. Application Analytics With today’s release, CodePlex users now have the ability to instrument their applications to get analytics on their...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    Release Notes for 5/2/2012

    • 7 Comments
    We deployed another release yesterday. Thanks for the great feedback so far on our new look! We’ve been reacting to a bunch of the issues that people have found and will continue to tweak and refine our design. Please keep the feedback coming! Here are...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    The times they are a changing...

    • 6 Comments
    It was 4½ years ago that Sandy Khaund and I founded the group that was chartered to build an open source project hosting site for Microsoft. The site, which eventually became known as CodePlex (it had many internal names) launched a little more than a...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    Email Notifications for Work Item Changes

    • 6 Comments
    Today (April 9), we deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software. Work Item Notifications via Email Our #3 most requested feature is Mail notifications to track work item updates . Starting with today’s deployment, you can now subscribe to a work...
  • CodePlex Weblog

    Ratings and Reviews for CodePlex Projects

    • 6 Comments
    In our latest CodePlex deployment (today), we’ve introduced ratings and reviews. Signed-in users can rate projects from one to five stars, and have the option of detailing their feedback in a review. Ratings and reviews are release-specific and are displayed...
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