|Archiving status||Not saved yet|
|Project source||sourceforge-grab, sourceforge-grab-rsync|
|Project tracker||sourceforge, sourceforgersync|
SourceForge is a free software repository.
It's really old, ad supported, adware supported. And yet, it is still alive.
2015: Removal of FRS Area
Hello, You have been identified as having saved files in you user FRS profile area (/home/pfs/<username>. We are planning on removing this area for user accounts on March 17th 2015. We wanted to give you the opportunity to move your data to a new location before we remove the data. Here is a link that should help you with moving your data: https://sourceforge.net/p/forge/documentation/SFTP/ If you need any help please contact us. Thanks SourceForge.net Support email@example.com https://sourceforge.net/support
2015: Admins hijacking projects to add more adware
- 444,202 project URLs found: https://github.com/marcroberts/archiveteam-sourceforge-lister/blob/master/projects-sorted.txt
Download files can be found on public ftp mirrors, priority on the rest of the site then download files last? e.g. http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.sourceforge.net/
CVS/svn/git/hg/bzr repositories should be a priority; many projects do not have their source code on the ftp mirrors.
The main API is documented here: http://sourceforge.net/p/forge/documentation/Allura%20API/ and allows unauthenticated access to most services. It also can indicate what revision control system is used.
Appropriate tools, (such as git clone -m and svnrdump) can be used to backup, but SF suggests using rsync regardless of the actual revision control system used.
- Some projects have subdomain sites. Ex: http://supertuxkart.sourceforge.net/ Many can be listed by using the project API as an "external_homepage".
On June 17, 2015, ArchiveTeam started two simultaneous grabbing process: one for web-based content and binaries, and one for rsync-able source code repositories. Shortly afterwards, someone claiming to be a SourceForge staff member, told us to stop and first contact their representative.
jún 18 22:08:45 <burley-sf> FYI: I just blocked your archive client jún 18 22:09:05 <JRWR> oh? jún 18 22:09:07 <burley-sf> it's not following robots.txt, and hitting recursive deep dives jún 18 22:09:18 <JRWR> oh my jún 18 22:09:24 <arkiver> burley-sf: We're currently trying to archive the software on your website jún 18 22:09:26 <burley-sf> I'll also be killing the rsync's here soon, you are going too heavy on this jún 18 22:09:37 <burley-sf> I understand, and I am OK with that -- but not the way you are doing it jún 18 22:09:58 <arkiver> burley-sf: What is your limit? jún 18 22:09:59 <burley-sf> I suggest you stop, so I don't have to block the IPs for rsync jún 18 22:10:06 <burley-sf> and reach out to our community guy jún 18 22:10:14 <burley-sf> gimme min and I'll give you an email address jún 18 22:10:24 <achip> rsync is paused jún 18 22:10:38 <arkiver> burley-sf: thank you jún 18 22:11:05 <burley-sf> firstname.lastname@example.org [...] jún 18 22:36:13 <burley-sf> So reach out to Roberto at the address above and then I am sure we can sort something out that doesn't cause impact to the other users jún 18 22:37:35 <burley-sf> And if you need to reach me for some reason -- email@example.com
We attempted to contact them but got no reply.