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From: jscottkasten@×××××.com
To: Gentoo-dev <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>, gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Cc: mattst88@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] A big thanks to Matt Turner for his hard work on Gentoo/MIPS
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 13:35:40
In Reply to: [gentoo-mips] A big thanks to Matt Turner for his hard work on Gentoo/MIPS by Joshua Kinard
So hear ye all.


--- 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@l.g.o>, "Gentoo/MIPS" <gentoo-mips@l.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 > >