Sysadmin Load Reduction: Legacy Compatibility Redirects

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Sat Nov 9 18:22:37 GMT 2019


On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 11:31 PM Volker Krause <vkrause at kde.org> wrote:
>
> 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 for confirming all of the above Volker.
If we could get steps underway to eliminate the remaining references
to pim.kde.org that would be appreciated.

>
> Thanks,
> Volker

Cheers,
Ben


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