This is great news! The tool urls will be definitely prettier this way.
Currently, it is possible to link to a Toolforge-hosted service from a
WMF wiki with the following wikicode:
which links to
Do you have any plans to migrate this to any other syntax? I assume the
new scheme would make it hard, since the tool name and the URL path are
Serving permanent redirects to the new URL scheme is a good idea. It is
very important for this editgroups tool as there are millions of links
to it in edit summaries (which are not editable).
On 13/04/2020 13:25, Arturo Borrero Gonzalez wrote:
We are happy to announce the new domain 'toolforge.org' is now ready to be
adopted by our Toolforge community.
There is a lot of information related to this change in a wikitech page we have
The most important change you will see happening is a new domain/scheme for
* from https://tools.wmflabs.org/<toolname>/
* to https://<toolname>.toolforge.org/
A live example of this change can be found in our internal openstack-browser
* legacy URL: https://tools.wmflabs.org/openstack-browser/
* new URL: https://openstack-browser.toolforge.org
This domain change is something we have been working on for months previous to
this announcement. Part of our work has been to ensure we have a smooth
transition from the old domain (and URL scheme) to the new canonical one.
However, we acknowledge the ride might be bumpy for some folks, due to technical
challenges or cases we didn't consider when planning this migration. Please
reach out intermediately if you find any limitation or failure anywhere related
to this change. The wikitech page also contains a section with information for
You can check now if your webservice needs any specific change by creating a
temporal redirection to the new canonical URL:
$ webservice --canonical --backend=kubernetes start [..]
$ webservice --canonical --backend=gridengine start [..]
The --canonical switch will create a temporal redirect that you can turn on/off.
Please use this to check how your webservice behaves with the new domain/URL
scheme. If you start the webservice without --canonical, the temporal redirect
will be removed.
We aim to introduce permanent redirects for the legacy URLs on 2020-06-15. We
expect to keep serving legacy URLs forever, by means of redirections to the new
URLs. More information on the redirections can also be found in the wikitech page.
domain is finally here! <3