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migration "gift" -> "newcomer" [Was: newcomer will be this tag.]

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 06:29:45PM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> The winner is "newcomer". I'll add this and update the documentation
> later tonight.

Thanks Don!

To help with the migration I've just:

- updated https://wiki.debian.org/qa.debian.org/GiftTag adding a
  deprecation warning at the top of the page

- patched devscripts adding support for newcomer, retaining backward
  compatibility for gift (which will do both +gift and +newcomer for a
  while). See

- requested support for newcomer in how-can-i-help:

Don, what have you decided in the end for migrating old URLs pointing to
the gift tag? Do you have a way to add redirects or should we just cope
with the breakages?

Personally, I care particularly about http://deb.li/debscreasy and I'd
be fine with making the underlying URL a redirect to the corresponding
"newcomer" query. But if that's not possible, I'll switch to a new short

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