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Announcement! Startling News, or maybe not so Startling
- To: ttylinux <[email protected]>
- Subject: Announcement! Startling News, or maybe not so Startling
- From: djerome <[email protected]>
- Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:59:47 -0700 (PDT)
Read this ==> http://ttylinux.net/
I have been the ttylinux maintainer since
November 2008. That is basically over. I
plan no more updates.
The ttylinux website that has the ttylinux
distributions and the ttylinux.com, ttylinux.org,
and ttylinux.net domain name registrations
will be gone in early October. Download what
you want now.
I will be deleting my GitHub account soon; I
guess the repo for the crosslinux build system
that makes the ttylinux distributions will remain
but be abandoned.
This google group also will be deleted in
Sorry for the short notice.
I hope someone steps in and does ttylinux
updates and maintenance. I will answer any
emails and give what guidance I can. I will
provide historical releases to anyone that
gives me a place to upload them.
There is no big reason for this; there are
a number of small reasons:
o It has become more than I can do
in the time I can make for it. Wifi
and newer kernels take more work to
learn and maintain than I want to spend.
o A cross-build tool chain needs to be
built in order to build each ttylinux distribution.
Originally, I was crazy and made my own.
Now the ttylinux build system uses crosstool-ng
to build the cross tool chains, but that
system doesn't support re-distributable
componenets, which I need to avoid
legal problems. I don't want to spend the
time to re-patch newer crosstool-ng builds.
o Personal interests: My father recently passed
away (death comes with every life, I'm not looking
for sympathy); as the oldest sibling I've spent a
lot of time sorting through Mom's garage and
some of my own stuff, to find the things that
should to appropriate folks in the family. I've found
my high-school-days electronics lab stuff and
various equipment I and my dad had. He was an
RF / Analogue electronics guy. I boxed up
my stuff when I started college in 1980 and
haven't touched it since. I have a wonderful
Dynaco ST-70 stereo amplifier, FM tuner,
blah, blah. It's time to start where I left off
and re-cap the WWII era short wave, make a
vacuum tube preamp for the FM tuner and
Dynaco power amp.... build a new workbench
in my garage for my big-ass Craftsman King
Seeley drill press that was my dad's and his
dad's before that.
I am not meaning to be so personal or
embarrassingly faux grandiose, I just want
you to know that is is my interests and abilities
that are diverging from ttylinux. It is time
for someone else to take care of it, or let
it die out.
Chop wood, carry water