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Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404

From: Shane Ambler <pgsql(at)Sheeky(dot)Biz>
To: Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404
Date: 2007-11-14 07:48:36
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Greg Sabino Mullane wrote:
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> Said in another list:
>> Now that gborg.postgresql.org is officially dead, seems like it'd be a
>> good idea to update all the references to it that are in the FAQ.
> 
> Did I miss something, or was there no post made to -announce 
> and/or -general about this? Since even people on the -www list 
> seemed to have been caught by surprise by the move, I think we should at 
> least make a public announcement. Perhaps a news item or other mention 
> on the main postgresql.org page? Something on the main pgfoundry.org page?

Yes, well, it has only taken a few years to transfer across and finalise 
the move so you may have missed some of the notices and discussions.

Here is a post from 3.6 years ago about the move -
http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-www/2004-03/msg00063.php

> Some sort of redirect or friendlier message is needed as well. For 
> example, the second link when Googling for "Postgres Slony" is:
> 
> http://gborg.postgresql.org/project/slony1
> 
> ...which now gives a very unfriendly 404 message from pgfoundry. Granted, 
> the first Google hit is the authoritative one, but this is probably 
> just the tip of the dead link iceberg. Google on 'pljava', 'dbdpg', 
> or 'pgsphere' for some even scarier examples.

I'll second that - we should have redirects (or notice pages showing the 
new url) for a while instead of a sudden disappearance.

> I'll reiterate my offer to write a web-log scraping script for the main site 
> and extend it to pgfoundry, to at least start triaging some of the worst 
> effects of the move if nobody has other ideas.
> 
> - --
> Greg Sabino Mullane greg(at)turnstep(dot)com
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