Saturday, November 12, 2011

News: Google apologizes to its users

Google has published an honest apologetic message on one of its sites as they’re shutting down Code Search. You can read the apologetic message below from the Google Code Search team.



Hi Folks,
We're quite sorry about the impending shutdown as well, but it's a
done deal, unfortunately. You may have noticed that things were quite
passive on our side for the last while, and that's because we had to
fight to justify any investment in the project. People are also
definitely sad within the company, but it was decided at the highest
levels.


There is something of a silver lining.  googlecode.com will take over
search for their projects, and also take  over hosting the Chromium
search page. (If ChromiumOS or Android are  important to you, reach
out to whatever contacts you have at Google *now* and let them know!)
Not all the details have been nailed down, which is why we didn't put
it in the official announcement.
Our apologies to you all, for letting you down, and thanks for all of
the appreciation you've shown.
PS As alternatives http://koders.com/  http://opensearch.krugle.org/
http://grepcode.com/ and http://www.antepedia.com have been mentioned
by various people. We're not endorsing or not-endorsing or anything,
we're just mentioning them  so you can try them out, and see if they
meet your needs, and if there are others, please mention them in this
thread so people can easily find them.
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