On Saturday, 9 November 2019 01:02:01 CET Ben Cooksley wrote: > Hi all, > > One of the more smaller things that Sysadmin currently looks after is > a large number of legacy compatibility redirects, which keep a variety > of subdomains under KDE.org functional. > > For the most part these refer to dead projects, and have been legacy > compatibility redirects for many years (5+) now. > > Given that sites should have now had a chance to update themselves, > i'd like to go ahead and remove a number of these redirects. > > These redirects, whilst appearing relatively minor in nature, do > require a certain degree of custom logic on the server side to handle > them and therefore collectively create maintenance burden that in many > cases probably outweighs the value they provide. > > We therefore should only retain them if there are places we are still > unable to update which someone may need to follow (and not simply > because 'somewhere might still link there') given that most people > find things through their preferred search engine now. > > Below are a list of all the redirect candidates:
I checked the PIM related ones with lxr and local grepping: > kmail.kde.org unused > kmobiletools.kde.org product long dead, redirects to external parking site? > korganizer.kde.org redirects to dead link, lxr still finds one reference > korganizer.org unused, redirects to dead link > pim.kde.org lxr finds a few alive references that we probably should adjust before disabling this > kdepim.org > kdepim.com both unused apparently > akregator.kde.org lxr still finds one reference for this, but it seems to redirect to an empty wiki page > Any comments? > > I'd also like to be able to recommend to the KDE e.V. Board that we > permit kdepim.org, kdepim.com and korganizer.org to expire at the end > of their current registration period. No objections to that. Thanks, Volker
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