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GnuCOBOL project site migrated

From: Simon Sobisch
Subject: GnuCOBOL project site migrated
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 19:30:13 +0200
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Dear GnuCOBOL users,

while this list is not directly affected by this change it is likely the
case for some of you.

The old side
is in the process of being migrated to

Note: the general GnuCOBOL website
is not affected, other than - for now - forwarding to the first one,
shortly to the second.
If you use any reference - always use the official one which won't vanish any time.

The old download links and the site will link to the new site,
but "deep links" to the discussion boards and trackers won't work any more.
References on the site itself like [bugs:123] or [7dc2941f] will still
work fine, while URLs won't. If you have an old link and get the
"Whoops, we can't find that page" or similar messages just replace the
"open-cobol" part in the URL with "gnucobol".

This may especially the case with browser history.

Depending on your mail setup you may also want to adjust your mail filters.

For all of you that directly use an svn checkout - please do a one-time
relocate (nearly no network-io), depending on the protocol used

        svn relocate svn://
        svn relocate svn://

        svn relocate
        svn relocate

(no matter how "deep" your checkout started).

The site will likely not be
redirected, but the new location already

Note: Other than possibly broken deep links, there is one single
downside: the download statistics are all reset to zero.
While they were never accurate (many people get GnuCOBOL in source form
from either the official pages or or via svn checkout or in binary form
via the package managers they use or from external sites like the old
OCIDE or Arnold Trembley's page) you may wonder where the old hundreds
and thousands of downloads "went" when looking at the stats. They will
build up over time again...

I'm looking forward to the upcoming GnuCOBOL 3.1 RC2 which is planned
for mid/end August 2020 (in case you do not follow in other places -
GnuCOBOL 3.1 RC1 got out end of June 2020, see for some notes). As always: the
final release will be announced here.

Simon Sobisch

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