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From: <jscottkasten@...>
Subject: Re: A big thanks to Matt Turner for his hard work on Gentoo/MIPS
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 06:35:22 -0700 (PDT)
So hear ye all.

-S-

--- On Sun, 9/11/11, Joshua Kinard <kumba@g.o> wrote:

> From: Joshua Kinard <kumba@g.o>
> Subject: [gentoo-mips] A big thanks to Matt Turner for his hard work on Gentoo/MIPS
> To: "Gentoo-dev" <gentoo-dev@g.o>, "Gentoo/MIPS" <gentoo-mips@g.o>
> Cc: mattst88@g.o
> 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
> Gentoo/MIPS
> kumba@g.o
> 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
> 
>


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