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Wiki migration -- redirect from old wiki

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_apache.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:04:41 +0100

Johan Corveleyn wrote on 2018-04-22 in "Re: Wiki migration complete -- new wiki is now live":
> Nathan Hartman wrote:
>> While the old wiki remains online I think there should be a big yellow box informing
>> users that this is old and superseded by the new Confluence wiki.
>
> Yes. Actually we're planning to put redirects on the old pages to the
> corresponding pages on the new wiki (so old incoming links still
> work).

I have just updated the existing Subversion site nav menu and web pages to point to the new wiki.

Now, as a minimum we need to redirect from

  https://wiki.apache.org/subversion/PAGE[#FRAGMENT]

to

  https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/SVN/PAGE[#FRAGMENT]

Johan: what is the recipe/regex for converting PAGE[#FRAGMENT]? The PAGE part seems to be unchanged, at least in simple cases.

How/where do we configure a redirect from the wiki.a.o subdomain? Ask infra?

I see we already have some redirects from subversion.a.o/... configured in site/publish/.htaccess; I have just updated this one:

- Redirect /wiki http://wiki.apache.org/subversion
+ Redirect /wiki https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/SVN

So far we're just talking about simple redirects. It would be a whole step better if we could publish the new Wiki's pages as an overlay onto Subversion's own top-level URL namespace:

  https://subversion.apache.org/<PAGE>

From a site design or information design perspective that presents a much better joined-up site, and changing the back-end from MoinMoin to Confluence or to/from plain HTML wouldn't force us to change the URLs in our web pages and source code and docs. Also, much of our web-page material would be easier to maintain using the wiki's editor than as raw HTML.

Any idea where to start with that?

- Julian
Received on 2018-06-25 18:04:50 CEST

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