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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Can we close the old mercury servers?
Date Fri, 14 Oct 2011 15:56:10 GMT

On Oct 14, 2011, at 8:49 AM, Rob Weir wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 11:26 AM, Ross Gardler
> <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
>> One of the comments on the Foundation blog is:
>> 
>> "Unless I'm mistaken, nothing has happened in the last 6 months:
>> http://hg.services.openoffice.org/DEV300"
>> 
>> It is perfectly understandable why someone would make this mistake.
>> 
>> Can we please do something about the old Mercury servers.
>> 
> 
> I think we should be redirecting common legacy URLs to their new
> counterpoints rather than simply closing or deleting things.
> Otherwise someone, like the commenter, will not just think the code
> has not been touched in 6 months.  They will think that the code is
> unavailable entirely.  The issue is external links into the project,
> including links from the Google search index.  You deal with that with
> HTTP redirection.

Not an option until we have control of the DNS.

Regards,
Dave

> 
> -Rob
> 
>> Ross
>> 
>> --
>> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
>> Programme Leader (Open Development)
>> OpenDirective http://opendirective.com
>> 


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