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From: Marijn <hkBst@g.o>
Subject: Re: A big thanks to Matt Turner for his hard work on Gentoo/MIPS
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 10:37:07 +0200
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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 :)

Marijn
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