"Markus Ackermann" said:
> Dear Developers, Users and Fans of IceWM,
> time has come for me to say so long, and thanks for all the fish.
> During the past four years I have spent countless hours designing and
> filling icewm.org, helping users, administrating the mailing lists or
> sometimes just chatting nonsense on #icewm on irc.openprojects.net. I've
> also maintained the IceWM FAQ a while, created some themes, filed lots of
> bug reports.
> But over time other projects became more important for me, and I cannot help
> users as much as I'd like to, and sometimes I forget to reply to emails
> concerning icewm.org or the mailing lists for weeks. This tells me it's time
> to leave this work to someone else, someone who's more focused on IceWM, or
> people will start complaining about my bad service, affecting IceWM's image.
> The time spent for IceWM was really great, and I've met some nice people
> some of you might still remember:
> Marko Macek: he's IceWM's god, without him I'd be using some crippled window
> manager. Thank you for all your work, and thank you that you're back
> coding IceWM.
> MJ Ray and Niels Rasmussen: MJ formed the IceWM Network, a loosely tied
> network of IceWM related webpages, and together we built to first version
> of what soon became icewm.org. It was great working with you guys.
> Mathias Hasselmann: the saviour of IceWM when Marko got stuck with his
> rewrite of IceWM. He added some really cool features, and helped me create
> the second incarnation of icewm.org, it's what we currently have.
> Josef 'Jupp' Schugt: like MJ one of the oldtimers who helped create a
> community around IceWM. He wrote the IceWM FAQ.
> There are other people who helped IceWM in one way or the other, but these
> friends I remember most, these are the people who have been the core of the
> IceWM community when there was one.
I've only been on the mailing list for 4 or 5 months, but your prompt
and educated replies are always sought after. It's obvious how large a
part of the IceWM community you are, and you'll certainly be missed.
Thanks for all the time you've dedicated thus far.
> The following jobs are open and await your application:
> - [web]master of desaster at icewm.org. I'll add everyone of the current
> team who was only remotely active recently, so maybe someone is willing to
> take the responsability. Read http://www.icewm.org/?page=cvs
> - head honcho of mailing lists. I'll send the passwords to Marko and
> Mathias. They have to do the work until someone is deemed trustworthy.
I'll put in my application for that one... I currently run a number of
mailman lists. I'd be happy to work on this one.
> - maintainer of the IceWM FAQ. The current maintainer seems to have lost
> interest, I haven't heard from him in ages. Volunteers? Just take the FAQ,
> do something with it, and ask the webmasters for a link to your homepage.
I can do this too. I'm not entirely sure what needs to be done here,
but I'm willing to have a go at it.
> - supporter, answering user questions on the mailing list and in IRC.
> Everyone should do his part, don't be shy.
Absolutely, this (hopefully) goes without saying. =)
> Thank you all, I'll miss you guys, Markus.
> PS: I'll keep using IceWM as my only window manager of course. It's just
> perfect... well, almost.
Good luck with your other projects, and thanks again,