Delete project "viewmail"

Asked by Ulrich Müller on 2010-03-17

Please delete the https://launchpad.net/viewmail project.
Would it be possible that "viewmail" redirects to our new project page "vm"?

Rationale:
The maintainer of the "viewmail" project, Robert Widhopf-Fenk (hack-robf) had been inactive and we could not reach him for more than one year. In order not to be completely stuck with development we have created the new "vm" project. Meanwhile Robert reappeared and has transferred also the viewmail project to our team. Therefore we have two project pages now.

It would be nice if we could get rid of the old "viewmail" page (or even better have it redirect to "vm" if that's possible) because it's confusing for users, and all active development is at "vm". Robert is o.k. with this, the following is from his e-mail message:

> At the moment I wonder how to consolidate the two LP project
> pages and savannah ... in an ideal world there should be only
> one place (e.g. https://launchpad.net/vm), but I am not sure
> how to do it.

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Solved
For:
Launchpad itself Edit question
Assignee:
[LEGACY] Canonical WebOps Edit question
Solved by:
Michael Barnett
Solved:
2010-03-22
Last query:
2010-03-22
Last reply:
2010-03-22
Whiteboard:
Add viewmail as an Alias to vm uising "Change details"
Aaron Bentley (abentley) said : #1

I have deleted the project as you asked. I don't think we can redirect viewmail to vm.

Ulrich Müller (ulm) said : #2

Thank you.

One more question, is it possible to remove the defunct "viewmail" project from the affected projects in our bugs? (For example, <https://bugs.launchpad.net/vm/+bug/412670>, but there are several others.)

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) said : #3

We cannot change the bug data, but I has assigned this issue to an admin who can add an alias to vm so that any link to viewmail will go to vm instead.

Best Michael Barnett (mbarnett) said : #4

I have taken care of this. /viewmail not points to /vm.

-Michael

Ulrich Müller (ulm) said : #5

Thanks Michael Barnett, that solved my question.