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From Rodney Waldhoff <>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Re: request for incubation: axion database project
Date Tue, 23 Dec 2003 00:06:30 GMT
On Mon, 22 Dec 2003, Noel J. Bergman wrote:

> Ceki Gülcü wrote:
> > Rodney Waldhoff wrote:
> > > My concern isn't the difficulty of copying files from one directory to
> > > another.  It is pointing an exisiting user, developer and google-bot
> > > community from, then to
> > >, then to,
> > > all in a matter of weeks.  What does all this disruption buy for us?
> > I am also worried about the point raised by Rodney.
> There should be no need to "point" people at anything.  Asking around, I am
> told that the problem with tigris is simply that their system does not
> support adding redirects.  That is not the case here.  So, unfortunately in
> the case of axion, you do have to tell them to come to Apache, but we can
> handle it transparently once here.

I understand the way .htaccess works.  I would still suggest this isn't
quite "transparent".  As evidence of this, I'll note that despite how
technically easy it is to "automatically" make this move, it has not been
done for the 5 or more projects currently hosted at their "destination"

> Personally, I do not have a problem if you chose to publish
> as the normative URL for people.  Then in
> /www/, added:
>   Redirect Permanent /axion
> People visiting the normal location would be automatically relocated to the
> URL within the Incubator (thus satisfying the request that we make the
> projects's status clear) for the duration of Incubation, however long or
> short a period.
> When the project promoted, you would remove it, and we'd add:
>   Redirect Permanent /axion
> for anyone who had bookmarked the incubation site.  Thus we would continue
> to provide transparency and automation.
> 	--- Noel

- Rod <>

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