Tutorial: How to sync a GitHub or Google Code repo to a SourceForge project

By Community Team

If you have files on GitHub and Google Code and want to sync these existing files on SourceForge to take advantage of SourceForge’s distribution know-how, our popular analytics tools, and our extensive Open Source directory, then read on …

First, we’ll share SourceForge’s distribution advantages with you and then we’ll show you how easy it is to sync your GitHub or Google Code repo to a SourceForge project.

As a trusted partner for Open Source, SourceForge offers you several worthwhile distribution advantages, such as:

Free Unlimited Bandwidth—Reduce overhead and provide a better experience by using the largest, freely managed global mirror network. We serve 150 million downloads per month, to over 33.8 million unique visitors.

Analytics—Follow the trends that enable you to create better software. Learn more about where your project is popular and which operating systems your users prefer.

Premier Visibility—Reach more users and gain market share in the Open Source landscape. SourceForge has 33.8 million unique visitors each month, offering an ample opportunity to improve your project outreach.

A Trusted Name in Open Source—Since 1999, thousands of projects have chosen SourceForge to host their source code and their project communities, so you’ll be in great company!

Sharing files on SourceForge at a glance

  1. Create a SourceForge account.
  2. Create a SourceForge project and import your files.
    New! Import directly from Google Code, GitHub, or Trac.
  3. Set up your Project Admin page.
  4. New! Automate sharing your GitHub files on SourceForge.

Video Demo

Getting Started

To share your Github or Google Code project on SourceForge, you’ll need to follow these four simple steps:

  1. Create a SourceForge account, fill out the registration form, and click Register.
  2. Create a SourceForge project, uncheck the Git tool if you use GitHub, add the tools that you’d like, agree to the terms of service, and click Create. (You can also directly import a project from Google Code, GitHub, or Trac.)
  3. Set up your Project Admin page and fill out the project Project Admin summary, including the short and long project descriptions, screenshots, videos, and full feature descriptions to help people find your project.
  4. Set up your GitHub files to auto update to SourceForge by clicking Admin > Tools > Files > GitHub integration. This copies new releases from GitHub’s repository to your SourceForge project, increases your visibility, and gives you analytic insights.
    Note: You can also add a SourceForge download button to your GitHub release notes and external project pages.

SourceForge is proud to offer you the ability to toggle between GitHub from the SourceForge NavBar and SourceForge’s download page from your GitHub directory, making file sharing a breeze!

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