Transition from xen.org to xenproject.org

This is just a quick note to you all, to outline the transition and timetable from the old xen.org main website to the new xenproject.org site. Other sites, such as lists.xen.org, blog.xen.org, wiki.xen.org and others will follow.

What will happen?

The xen.org site, will be moved to www-archive.xenproject.org and all pages will clearly be marked as archived. We will redirect:

The intention is that web searches for xen and xen project will lead to the new website, while making sure that the old content is still available. Also, we want to ensure that linkx to xen.org will not be broken.

What has already happened?

We already created www-archive.xenproject.org and set up the infrastructure for redirects. We also have a list of proposed redirects to xenproject.org. We also removed all links to xen.org from xenproject.org.

What is next?

We will be testing redirects on some of the less used xen.org pages in the coming days. Once we are confident, that all this works we will activate the redirects. The plan is to do this on June 8th.

How does this impact me?

Fundamentally, there should be no significant impact. If you check the Xen web pages regularly, you will be redirected to a corresponding new page or the archive.

If you have web real estate that links to xen.org, links will just be redirected to the new website. Although no links will be broken, you may want to …

  • Double check whether redirects go a location that matches your content
  • Ensure that links go to the new xenproject site (instead of the archived version)

If you are a vendor that is listed in the Xen Eco-system Pages, you are likely to see referrals from xen.org impacted. Thus, we would want to encourage you to create a new directory entries in the Xen Project Directory (which you can now do yourself, by creating a listing). We migrated static eco-system pages in the project and research categories (as these are more static). However we expect that other categories (Products, Consulting and Hosting) are owned (and changed as needed) by the respective vendors that provide a product or service.

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About Lars Kurth

Lars Kurth is a highly effective, passionate community manager with strong experience of working with open source communities (Symbian, Symbian DevCo, Eclipse, GNU) and currently is community manager for xen.org. Lars has 9 years of experience building and leading engineering teams and a track record of executing several change programs impacting 1000 users. Lars has 16 years of industry experience in the tools and mobile sector working at ARM, Symbian Ltd, Symbian Foundation and Nokia. Lars has strong analytical, communication, influencing and presentation skills, good knowledge of marketing and product management and extensive background in C/C , Java and software development practices which he learned working as community manager, product manager, chief architect, engineering manager and software developer. If you want to know more, check out uk.linkedin.com/in/larskurth. Personally, Lars has a wide range of interests such as literature, theatre, cinema, cooking and gardening. He is particularly fascinated by orchids and carnivorous plants and has built a rather large collection of plants from all over the world. His love for plants extends into a passion for travel, in particular to see plants grow in their native habitats.