We need ideas about new name for assorted web apps

RESOLVED FIXED

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mozilla.org Graveyard
Server Operations
P3
normal
RESOLVED FIXED
19 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: Risto Kotalampi, Assigned: Risto Kotalampi)

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Description

19 years ago
Now when we can't use cvs-mirror in conjuction with assorted web applications we 
need to come up with a new name. Of course we have lxr, bugzilla, bonsai and 
despot but we have some minor services (like that url source viewer) we perhaps 
don't want to have own domain name for each. So, we need to come up with new 
name what we could use with those instead of lounge. Dawn, can you coordinate 
this? My vote is webtools.mozilla.org.

Or what if we change whole things and just start using redirects from 
www.mozilla.org?

Risto

Ps. Of course this new name could be used to access bonsai etc too just by 
saying webtools.mozilla.org/webtools/bonsai/ or just (webtools/bonsai/) but that 
makes it very hard to move it one day (all redirects etc will be pain).

Comment 1

19 years ago
This sounds like an excellent plan, and webtools.mozilla.org sounds like a good
name for it.

As far as your PS goes, using redirects seems ideal: they should be easy to
chance, not hard, since they'll all be collected in one place.  Ie
http://webtools.mozilla.org/bonsai/ would be redirected to
http://bonsai.mozilla.org/

Comment 2

19 years ago
There is no rush, but when you've created webtools.mozilla.org, could you let
me know, so that I can announce the new tool?
(Assignee)

Comment 3

19 years ago
Requested new name webtools.mozilla.org pointing to lounge.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Assignee)

Comment 4

19 years ago
I can take this ticket - because there seems to be concencus about the name and 
no voting or anything needed.
Assignee: endico → rko
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
(Assignee)

Comment 5

19 years ago
Terry raised very valid point why we shouldn't have redirects: people will 
bookmark those and then we will be even in deeper trouble with broken links.

So, how about doing it as follows:

Big services:
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/
etc.

Small services:
http://webtools.mozilla.org/servicename/, for example
http://webtools.mozilla.org/registry/

If we one day want to move one of the minor services we just need to place 
redirect then (and keep it there). This way we at least could hide name lounge 
behind the scene.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Assignee)

Comment 6

19 years ago
Ok, "politically correct" URLs are now http://webtools.mozilla.org/blahblah/ or 
directly to big services with their hostnames. Don't use names lounge or 
cvs-mirror in URLs.

Reopen the ticket if you have any objections.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: mozilla.org → mozilla.org Graveyard
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