About the CodePlex Site

CodePlex is Microsoft's open source project hosting web site. You can use CodePlex to create new projects to share with the world, join others who have already started their own projects, or use the applications on this site and provide feedback.

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CodePlex Features

CodePlex includes the following features:
  • Source Code Control
  • Project Discussions
  • Wiki Pages
  • Feature / Issue Tracking
  • Release Downloads
  • News Feed Aggregation

CodePlex Architecture

The CodePlex software is a custom web application written in C# and ASP.NET. It is integrated with Team Foundation Server (TFS), Mercurial and Git. SQL Server is used for the database.

CodePlex Site Source Code

Parts of CodePlex have been released as open source projects, such as the CodePlex Client, SvnBridge,WikiPlex and DiffPlex. In the future there may be additional parts of CodePlex released as open source projects, if they make sense as independent software components.

There are currently no plans to release the CodePlex website itself as an open source project. The software has dependencies on commercially licensed software and services (e.g. Flot, TinyMCE, Omniture, etc) and is designed to run in Microsoft data centers.

Site Updates

There are two URLs that provide information on approaching updates::

CodePlex TFS Template

If you would like a copy of the process template we use for TFS on CodePlex, you can download it here: CodePlex-TFS-Template.zip

Last edited May 11, 2012 at 6:20 PM by jontsao, version 19