Sysadmin Load Reduction: Legacy Compatibility Redirects

Volker Krause vkrause at
Sat Nov 9 10:30:46 GMT 2019

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 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:




product long dead, redirects to external parking site?


redirects to dead link, lxr still finds one reference


unused, redirects to dead link


lxr finds a few alive references that we probably should adjust before 
disabling this


both unused apparently


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, and to expire at the end
> of their current registration period.

No objections to that.

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