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On 09/12/11 04:09, Joshua Kinard wrote:
> Hey all,
> I just want to take a minute to thank Matt Turner (mattst88) for
> all his hard work and leadership in keeping Gentoo/MIPS alive
> within the project.
> It has been a long, tough road for the MIPS port of Gentoo. Our
> hardware is quirky, extremely diversified, sometimes archaic, and
> not the easiest in the world to understand. With my time having
> been limited over the past two or so years, we had regressed a
> fair bit, and the MIPS port as a whole has largely been
> leaderless. Thus we became a thorn in the side of many a developer,
> many of whom I sure asked the question, "Why are we still
> supporting this oddball architecture?".
> Matt has stepped up to the plate and gotten things fixed up and
> working again, a task that I honestly felt was becoming more and
> more of a long-shot with each passing week. We have new stages --
> in all ABIs and two (or three now?) ISAs, proper multilib support,
> our bug count is actually going down, and possibly new install
> media on the way. None, I repeat, none of this would have been
> possible without Matt's leadership and drive to make the MIPS port
> relevant once more.
> So please join me in thanking Matt for his hard work, time, and
> leadership in making Gentoo/MIPS a viable element of the Gentoo
> project one again!
> Thanks Matt!
Great, maybe I'll be running Gentoo on my Yeeloong then in the future :)
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