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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Can we close the old mercury servers?
Date Fri, 14 Oct 2011 15:51:57 GMT
On 14 October 2011 16:49, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> 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.

Agreed - so can we make it happen?

Ross

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