Google has sent out an email to Android developers with a warning that the developer console will be down for planned maintenance this Thursday:
We plan to perform maintenance on the Android Market Developer Console on Thursday 18 November 2010 from 10AM to 4PM Pacific Standard Time. During this time, there will be view-only access to the Developer Console at http://market.android.com/
publish. You will be able to view your list of applications and error reports; however, you will not be able to upload new apps or make updates to existing apps. The publish status of your applications and use of the Android Market app on phones should not be impacted.
Thanks, and we appreciate your patience while we work to improve Android Market.
No word on what the improvements will be, but we all were told last week changes were in the works. It's also worth noting again that the customer side of the Market should be unaffected. Is this the first step to Gingerbread?
Update: Google has sent out an updated email that has a bit different time frame:
We plan to perform maintenance on the Android Market Developer Console starting at 10PM on THURSDAY 18 November and ending by 4AM FRIDAY 19 November 2010, Pacific Standard Time.
Looks like the crew at Mountain View are pulling an all-nighter. Bring extra coffee fellows, and feel free to call me if you need someone to hold a flashlight.