[MEI-L] Google Code deprecating downloads

Andrew Hankinson andrew.hankinson at mail.mcgill.ca
Tue Nov 19 16:16:11 CET 2013

GitHub has “Releases” which allows you to download a copy of the code in either tar.gz or .zip format.

For example, we have a number of releases for Diva.js:


The only issue with this is that it’s a bit hidden, and not very obvious to non-developer types. A possible solution would be to post the “canonical” link to the released .zip file on the music-encoding website.


On Nov 19, 2013, at 3:46 PM, Roland, Perry (pdr4h) <pdr4h at eservices.virginia.edu> wrote:

> Hi Peter,
> Thanks for the heads-up.  This is a real disappointment.  This change in Google's policy makes it difficult to use GoogleCode as the "one-stop" for MEI development and distribution.
> There has already been some discussion about moving the development of MEI-related tools to github, so it may not be a big jump to move everything there.  Still, doesn't github require the use of a tarball for downloadables?  Ugh.  That places too large a burden on a person of non-developer-type persuasion who just wants to get the PDF of the Guidelines or someone like me who just wants to point to a web-accessible copy of one of the schemas in MEI documents.
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> Subject: [MEI-L] Google Code deprecating downloads
> From January 15, 2014, Google will no longer offer the ability to create new downloads:
> http://google-opensource.blogspot.de/2013/05/a-change-to-google-code-download-service.html
> As far as I can see, the MEI schema files (and more?) are served from there, so we should look for another download location and move the files there. One could as well move to GitHub with the whole repository …
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