Re: being discontinued


thanks for your comments, an additional note: this is actually NOT the
old page as in theory whenever we'll have a new way of handling
projects views the former (and to be considered old) website is going
to be [1]. In 2013 we migrated several of those links to what is today and left projects-old un-maintained
(individual maintainers were taking care of maintaining their own
projects) which led to multiple of those links to become obsolete /
historical (pre 2010) / not relevant anymore. Do you see any value in
keeping those URLs around even if they're historical and not relevant
since several years?


Il giorno gio 6 dic 2018 alle ore 22:23 Liam R E Quin
<liam holoweb net> ha scritto:

On Thu, 2018-12-06 at 12:31 +0100, Andrea Veri wrote:

no, I really meant which as I described on my
original e-mail was the pre-2013 projects page we had running before
transitioning to the new wiki.g.o based projects listing.

Yes, i understood that. Sorry if i wasn't clear.

 I believe the engagement team was looking
into possible new ways to unify projects listing into one single
view, not sure what's the status there though.

Then i'd suggest holding off until you know, because redirecting the
old page to a new mechanism would make the most sense. As i said,
there's lots of links to


Il giorno mer 5 dic 2018 alle ore 21:10 Liam R E Quin
<liam holoweb net> ha scritto:
On Wed, 2018-12-05 at 11:22 +0100, Andrea Veri wrote:

the projects-old website [1] was decided to be left around in
right after transitioning projects pages to the GNOME's wiki
(projects.g.o is a vhost that contains a set of redirects since

i think you mean, right?

That seems to be a lot less complete, and also just has project
and not explanations. So there's (out of date) information being

There are also a lot of external links to the page, so you'll break
lot of links (and, for what it's worth, hurt's search
a little in the process). But this could be mitigated with an HTTP
redirect to a page telling people how to find what they might have

for a short period of time while the transition was happening. I
believe it's now a good time (after 5+ years!) to retire the
website all together.

If it goes, it might be helpful to add short descriptions to, although that would mean a bunch of work of
The (current) wiki pages are not organized enough to make this a
question of easy scraping so maybe the answer is to automate
that grabs the page title from the linked pages, and encourage
maintaners to edit their wiki pages as needed?

On the other hand it's fun exploring the page to find out what
are :)

The new page is much better overall, even without descriptions,
of the division into categories.

Liam (irc::ankh)

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