So hear ye all.
--- On Sun, 9/11/11, Joshua Kinard <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: Joshua Kinard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [gentoo-mips] A big thanks to Matt Turner for his hard work on Gentoo/MIPS
> To: "Gentoo-dev" <email@example.com>, "Gentoo/MIPS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com
> Date: Sunday, September 11, 2011, 10:09 PM
> 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!
> Joshua Kinard
> 4096R/D25D95E3 2011-03-28
> "The past tempts us, the present confuses us, the future
> frightens us. And
> our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast,
> terrible in-between."
> --Emperor Turhan, Centauri Republic