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.