[OpenAFS] #133222: rt.central.org is not indexed by Google or anything else

Benjamin Kaduk kaduk@MIT.EDU
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 01:21:55 -0400 (EDT)

The prospect of opening up the bugtracker to google has both potential
benefits and drawbacks, and potentially affects many different people
within the community, so I asked Joe to start this thread and try to get a
sense of the prevailing opinion.

One potential drawback is that the submitted information from users
reporting bugs would now be easy to find, which may or may not be
desirable.  (Yes, the reports are currently public, but there's still a
difference between public-but-you-have-to-know-where-to-look and

On the other hand, people encountering problems would be able to find
previous reports of similar issues, which can help if a problem is being
experienced by many people; similarly, developers would not need to fight
with RT's search interface when researching a class of issue.

On the whole, I am somewhat inclined to find a way to let google and other
search indexes crawl the openafs-bugs queue, but would like to hear more
opinions before doing anything.



On Thu, 14 Jul 2016, Joe Gorse wrote:

> Greetings,
> I recently discovered that our OpenAFS ticket tracking system is not by
> default indexed by the search engines of the web (except for the front page
> and those issues linked from external websites).
> I believe we may find more utility in a ticket system which was, by
> default, indexed by search engines.
> For reference, the RT ticket of this issue:
> https://rt.central.org/rt/Ticket/Display.html?id=133222
> This has been cross posted on -devel and -info by request because it
> affects developers who work from RT and users who report to RT.
> Cheers,
> Joe Gorse
> C: 440-552-0730
> LI: Joe Gorse <http://www.linkedin.com/pub/joe-gorse/7/12/397>