Greg Stein, chairman of the Apache Software Foundation and an engineering manager at Google, informs us of some new features we can now find in the Google Project Hosting service -- just in time for the holidays. These new features answer two of the most common requests for the service -- downloads and documentation.
File Downloads - this has been the most-requested feature since we launched project hosting here on Google Code. We knew it would be, but wanted to ship earlier rather than later. We think you'll like what we did... one-click downloads and scriptable uploads, as well as searchable summaries and labels.
Wikis - all projects now have a tightly-integrated wiki appearing under a new Wiki tab. The really cool thing here is that the content is stored in your Subversion repository under the /wiki/ directory. You can edit the pages with your favorite editor and commit them with your favorite Subversion client! Additionally, you can add labels and page summaries to wiki pages for improved searching.
I have used this service for a project of my own -- it is painless, and should definitetly be considered if you are thinking of starting an open source project. With these two new additions, it's sure to be even more useful.