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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Ugh.
by Sodapop on Fri 28th Mar 2008 22:14 UTC
Sodapop
Member since:
2005-07-06

I just hate that. You get this great free software that's useful. They get you hooked and then they all quit for "personal reasons".

How about we not make it to begin with?.

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RE: Ugh.
by Innova on Sat 29th Mar 2008 16:41 in reply to "Ugh."
Innova Member since:
2005-09-30

Then donate your time and continue where they left off. These developers donated their time for free, and sometimes they need to move on. It is not for you to berate them for leaving the project. If it is that critical for you, help it!

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RE: Ugh.
by BluenoseJake on Sat 29th Mar 2008 16:54 in reply to "Ugh."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

That could be the most selfish thing I have ever heard. These devs saw a need and filled it, and now real life has caught up with them. Grow up and show some gratitude.

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RE: Ugh.
by de_wizze on Sun 30th Mar 2008 17:28 in reply to "Ugh."
de_wizze Member since:
2005-10-31

Or how about support them in the personal needs (you know finances and sort) and maybe they will be able to spend more time doing what you want, cause they have less obligation to do what they may not want to do but have to do.

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RE: Ugh.
by DougInKY on Mon 31st Mar 2008 05:39 in reply to "Ugh."
DougInKY Member since:
2006-08-02

I just hate that. You get this great free software that's useful. They get you hooked and then they all quit for "personal reasons".

How about we not make it to begin with?.


This is OSS software we are talking about here. How much money did you pay these people to write Automatix? In what way are they obligated to you to continue with it?

You know, you are free to fork it if you want.

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