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Crunchbang disappearing ?
« on: February 07, 2015, 02:00:43 am »
Philip Newborough (aka. corenominal) the developer of CrunchBang has decided that it's time to move on and leave it behind .. says:-

Quote from: corenominal
CrunchBang is something that I need to leave behind. I’m leaving it behind because I honestly believe that it no longer holds any value, and whilst I could hold on to it for sentimental reasons, I don’t believe that would be in the best interest of its users, who would benefit from using vanilla Debian.


See here:
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=416493#p416493

Sad news indeed :(
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Re: Crunchbang disappearing ?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2015, 06:17:41 am »
Yeah it's sad to see a distro that's been around as long as Crunchbang come to an end but as the man himself said "that's progress" and judging by the tone of many of the posts on their forum it hasn't come as a huge surprise by it's users





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Re: Crunchbang disappearing ?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2015, 11:36:43 am »
Sad news indeed. As a one-time user (for couple of years) I can appreciate it's appeal which many distros do not have.
Unfortunately this will happen to most (mainly) single developer distros as they burn out after a while.
Look at Bodhi, only Jeff's comeback has moved things on.
Others might or might not pick up the pieces, time will tell. But there is definitely a place for a minimal distro like #!

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Re: Crunchbang disappearing ?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2015, 12:37:57 am »
Looks like some discussions are underway already on the #! forums about replacing it, they are looking for developer volunteers currently, possibly a Debian Maintainer to sponsor them.

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Re: Crunchbang disappearing ?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2015, 01:05:03 am »
Good .. let's hope someone picks it up and runs with it but doesn't change direction too much :)

Can you link to the forum discussion please (or is it at the link I posted) ?
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Re: Crunchbang disappearing ?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 01:04:18 am »
I think this is the primary resurrection discussion board currently;
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=38926&p=10

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Re: Crunchbang disappearing ?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2015, 11:44:31 am »
Thanks kirrus :)
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