[arch-dev-public] Beyond is discontinued.

James iphitus at gmail.com
Mon May 7 08:33:53 EDT 2007

It was fun while it lasted, but it's come down to this. I simply no
longer have the time, or motivation to develop beyond. Uni and life
are taking up more of my time, and I'd rather spend what time i have
at the computer pursuing things of interest. I no longer see the point
in beyond, and have not used for any extended period for months.

I'm sick of the kernel. It's crap. Every release breaks something new,
and every release is as poorly tested as the last. (not you tpowa, I
mean upstream -- you do a good job with what you're given by them) The
stable tree, isn't stable. I want something that works and won't

This email was not sent on a whim, I've thought about this for a
while, and have realised, that there's not going to be a decent
release in the near future and i'd prefer to not lead people on any
further. Honestly, I don't think I've put out a good release in over 6
months. It's hard to drop a successful 2 year old project. I didn't
want this to happen, but unless someone steps up to maintain beyond,
it's now discontinued.

Sorry guys.


z4ziggy & dtw: kernel26 now has unionfs and squashfs. It's also
somewhat more stable and reliable than beyond ever was. Consider it
the successor. I know it doesn't have fbsplash... but you could build
a patched version, and if you only add fbsplash, it should retain
compatibility with the modules.

Beyond name & maintainership: I still hold these, please email me
personally if you're interested in taking over. I don't want some
stupid ricer full of omgoptimised using the beyond name.

Users: sorry guys. Maybe someone else will step up? I don't plan to
put any of the other patch sets in the repository in place of beyond.
If someone else maintains beyond to an acceptable standard, maybe i'll
update it.
iphitus // Arch Developer // kernel26beyond // iphitus.loudas.com

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