Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Mar 2008 20:33 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Well the day has finally come, development of Automatix has been discontinued. We are doing this, not because we think Automatix is no longer necessary on Ubuntu and Debian, but because all of the Automatix developers have become wrapped up in more pressing commitments. I, Jared, have been asked by Technalign Inc. to assist in the development of the next version of their GNU/Linux distribution, Pioneer Warrior. I will use what I have learned as an Automatix developer to make Pioneer Warrior the best GNU/Linux distribution for the average user. Arnie, and the other Automatix Team members, currently are too involved in their personal lives to do justice to the Automatix project as well. We thank our loyal users for the years of support they have given us, and we wish them well on their journey in the world of free software."
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by ml2mst on Sat 29th Mar 2008 00:23 UTC
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A little sad to see AutomatiX is no more, since I don't think Debian and Ubuntu have solved the problem of adding proprietary software well enough.

For example I live in a country where Libdvdcss is *LEGAL*. On Gutsy Gibbon I had to use to make it work, but it still wouldn't play encrypted DVD's, thus finally I installed AutomatiX again.

Since AutomatiX ain't no more, I'll switch to Linux Mint, first thing in the morning; yup I'm lazy :-)

Thank you very much for what you've achieved and best wishes for the future!

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