[arch-dev-public] Beyond is discontinued.

Tobias Powalowski t.powa at gmx.de
Mon May 7 15:48:17 EDT 2007

Am Montag 07 Mai 2007 schrieb James:
> 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
> break.
> 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.
> James
> Addendum:
> 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.
would you please then reomve it from the repositories?
no need of removing from cvs but from repositories by untagging it + the 
Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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