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

From: Shane Ambler
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404
Date: ,
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In response to: Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Greg Sabino Mullane")
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Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Greg Sabino Mullane", )
 Re: Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Marc G. Fournier", )
  Re: Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Greg Sabino Mullane", )
   Re: Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Marc G. Fournier", )
  Redirects for gborg are in place  ("Greg Sabino Mullane", )
   Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Redirects for gborg are in place  (Dave Page, )
   Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Redirects for gborg are in place  (Michael Paesold, )
    Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Redirects for gborg are in place  (Andrew Sullivan, )
   Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Redirects for gborg are in place  (Robert Treat, )
    Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Redirects for gborg are in place  ("Greg Sabino Mullane", )
 Re: Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Magnus Hagander", )
  Re: Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Greg Sabino Mullane", )
   Re: Gborg: announcement by 404  (Magnus Hagander, )
 Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Shane Ambler, )
  Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Andrew Sullivan, )
   Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Marc G. Fournier", )
    Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Andrew Sullivan, )
     Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Bruce Momjian, )
    Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Robert Treat, )
 Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Michael Paesold, )
  Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Magnus Hagander, )
 Re: Gborg: announcement by 404  (Gregory Stark, )
 Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
  Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  (Robert Treat, )
   Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Gborg: announcement by 404  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
    Please take Gborg thread off of -advocacy  (Josh Berkus, )

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 
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