Feature #113

Repository Zip Download

Added by Jack Linke about 8 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:New Start date:01/29/2013
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:Under consideration Estimated time:4.00 hours


One of the most convenient features on GitHub is the ability to download an entire repository snapshot in a zip file with the click of a button. This is very handy for showing the entire project to clients or other interested parties without having to install a git client (or svn client in this case), or download each file individually.


Updated by J. Simmons about 8 years ago

  • Target version set to Under consideration

Thanks for the suggestion. I am not as familiar with GitHub as I am SourceForge so I did not know about that feature. We will be sure to take a look at this more closely and get it on the list.

Updated by Jeremy Wright about 8 years ago

I use this feature in GitHub a fair amount, and thought it was a good suggestion when I saw the new issue alert. It makes it easy for someone to grab a copy of the code quickly so they can at least look at it (if not compile/run it). Thanks Jack.

Updated by J. Simmons over 7 years ago

  • Estimated time set to 4.00

Updated by J. Simmons over 7 years ago

  • Chris - concerned the implementation of this could slow down the server when it gets run, especially if the repos start being used to hold more data (documents, etc)

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