Oric library: no download Advanced User Manual?

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Oric library: no download Advanced User Manual?

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Saw someone in the Facebook Oric group referring to ‘the very elusive "Oric Advanced User Guide", by Leycester Whewell’ not being publically available yet. Wanted to point him to the Oric Library (https://www.defence-force.org/computing ... /index.htm) for this as I downloaded that book there just last month.

Only see that the download button on that entry now disappeared. Is that for a (probably then copyright) reason? The direct link to the PDF still works though, https://library.defence-force.org/books ... _guide.pdf

I wait for am answe before I post this link elsewhere, and of course delete this link also here if desired.

I also see the library has been reorganised. Good think as the new main index makes lots of sense. But unless I miss it now the search possibility is gone? Also many of the navigational links in the header do not work, like clicking on the Defence-Force logo. Work in progress?
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Oh, ok, see library with search and download for that book is still at https://library.defence-force.org/index ... h=Advanced

I stumbled via Google on https://www.defence-force.org/computing ... /index.htm
Is that a new version or an old version? Work in progress?

Anyway: found the download button for that book again.
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I probably need to modify the older library page to point to the new one.

https://www.defence-force.org/computing ... /index.htm is not maintained anymore, all the proper updated content is on https://library.defence-force.org
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That's now done.
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Super! Read on Twitter you were reorganising stuff on DF.org, so first thought that this was part of it so did not take it as strange first 😉
Happens to persons like me that are too lazy to use bookmarks and just Google.
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Well, that's the thing: Google has no way to know which of the libraries matters, so hopefully by defining the redirects, that will influence the search engine results to increase the visibility of the new library.
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Is there any reason not to just archive the old version and not have it online anymore?
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Ideally I'd like the existing PDF links to stay valid, and I don't feel like writing Apache redirect rules for every single resource :)
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