Sysadmin Load Reduction: Legacy Compatibility Redirects

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Sat Nov 9 00:02:01 GMT 2019


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:
--
kate.kde.org
accessibility.kde.org
books.kde.org
buzz.kde.org
de.kde.org
dolphin.kde.org
es.kde.org
evolve.kde.org
gwenview.kde.org
kaffeine.kde.org
kmail.kde.org
kmobiletools.kde.org
kopete.kde.org
korganizer.kde.org
korganizer.org
lokalize.kde.org
people.kde.org
phonon.kde.org
pim.kde.org
kdepim.org
kdepim.com
plasma.kde.org
solaris.kde.org
themes.kde.org
usability.kde.org
vdesign.kde.org
windows.kde.org
women.kde.org
yakuake.kde.org
contour.kde.org
brainstorm.forum.kde.org
research.kde.org
akregator.kde.org
nepomuk.kde.org
in.kde.org
people.kde.org
mac.kde.org
kdevelop.kde.org
ar.kde.org
--

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.

Thanks,
Ben


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