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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

From: Dr Tony Young <hygrocyb@...>
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2011 17:21:33 +1000
On Sunday, December 25, 2011 03:15:30 PM Calvin Morrison wrote:
> Greetings All,
> Almost a year ago, January 31st exactly, I first emailed Timothy Pearson
> about helping out with Trinity. I wanted to create an improved website and
> start contributing. Soon I found that I was I could. This has manifested
> itself in fixing up some bugs, getting trinity on arch, working on the
> website, planning meetings - everything here and there and in between. Oh
> my how a year passes.
> I proudly announce whenever the topic arises that I help contribute and
> develop the traditional desktop. I am so very proud of everyone involved.
> For a small development team and limited resources, I think everyone is
> doing an amazing job. We have a dedicated user base that is growing
> everyday. Trinity is well on it's way to becoming a Linux household name.
> Looking back at this year we had some bumps in the road. The release of
> 3.5.13 was originally scheduled for the first half of the year. Then in
> June we had a 2 week outage of Tim's servers. We Had a bit of a bumpy (yet
> successful!) release of 3.5.13 with some mirror problems and we've had to
> fend off various folks as well as keep the masses calm. But we also release
> a great product. Trinity Desktop 3.5.13. What a release! It has paved the
> way for great things to come. We closed a whole host of bugs, and finally
> have packages available for all of the major distributions, thanks to our
> dedicated packages. Beta ARM support and other awesome technical feats by
> timothy have never failed to impress me.
> The 3.5.13 release has set us up to put out an even better R14 release, and
> looking into the next year I foresee greatness! Trinity rising triumphantly
> out of the ashes of the Linux desktop world, soldering in tablet interfaces
> and lack of configuration. Like a phoenix out of the ashes! ;)
> But seriously, thank you so much to everyone who has contributed! Thank you
> to Baho and L0ner, my newly found archlinux packages. To Darrell the
> unrelenting bug reporter, who has helped us work though many an issue. To
> Laurent who has provided technical help many a time on the lists. To Robert
> Xu, my good friend and ally, who has helped lament a season of Chemistry
> and Physics induced headaches. To David Hare, Kate Draven and Dr Nikolaus
> Klepp who have helped end users needs by answering repeatedly on the
> trinity-users mailing list. Thank you to everyone I haven't mentioned,
> there are simply to many.
> Most of all I want to pitch my undying support for our tireless leader,
> Timothy Pearson. His work on Trinity has enabled all of us to come together
> and move forward. He has guided us through 3 successful releases and will
> lead us to many more.  Tim is an excellent computer programmer and also a
> amazingly calm and reserved gentleman. Hats of to Tim and a round of
> applause!
> I am so excited for R14, and I'm really excited in the direction we are
> heading, let's make Trinity the best it can be.
> A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
> Calvin Morrison

I don't contribute but I watch constantly with interest and excitement.  May I wish all the Trinity 
Team a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as well......

From a very interested onlooker

Dr Tony Young, Australia.