Simply put, silence is golden

Philip Newborough — who we all know as corenominal or the father of CrunchBang or whatever you might call him in private — seems to have a very unique leadership style which you won’t find being taught in any postgraduate MBA program or outlined in any company management manual.

Simply put, it’s this: Appreciate those who help you, and speak when necessary.

So there has been some discussion among some on the forums about not having any current information on the status of Janice as Debian 8 Jessie freezes — as it did a couple of weeks ago — and some have pointed out that corenominal hasn’t commented on the forum for a few months. It leads some to assume that the status of Janice is in peril; or worse, with some saying, wrongfully and laughably, that CrunchBang is dead.

Simply put, it isn’t. To look at our standing on Distrowatch, ranging from the teens to the mid-40s, we are still viable; remarkably viable for a distro with a community of its size. Again, Debian 8 Jessie just froze: Once the 1,100 or so bugs are worked out of Debian 8 Jessie and it is released to the world, there will be a CrunchBang 12 Janice somewhere along the line.

How do I know? I asked. Like many of us, Philip has a lineup of life’s tasks that take up his day-to-day existence: work to do, bills to pay, a family in which he has to be a husband and father — all the things that come ahead of providing the wider public an excelent distro. I’m not making excuses, but that’s just the way life tends to be.

But he did say that a.) there will be a CrunchBang 12 Janice, b.) as of yet there are no betas of Janice or anything like that out there, and c.) he will be making an announcement soon on the status of Janice, so keep an eye out for it.

Simply put, there will be news when there is some to report. Meanwhile, keep CrunchBanging, folks.

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I’m baaaaaaaaaaack!

OK, so here’s the deal:

Job: Check. Got a great gig editing financial books and presentations for a financial publisher here in town. That’s as boring as it sounds, but it pays the bills. I’m still looking for other freelance work going forward, but this is going to keep me going for quite some time.

Hardware: At home I’ve been using primarily CrunchBang and Korora, though I confess that for the last several months I’ve had the latter on the Road Warrior ThinkPad T60 while using CrunchBang on desktops in the home lab. I’m mostly using the laptop, but the T60 has been showing its age with the Fedora-based distro on it. So I made the switch back and now it’s running like new.

So now I’m back, patrolling the forums — welcome news to some, and a warning to others — and tweaking the current version while waiting for Janice.

So, did you miss me? 🙂

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Larry the CrunchBang Guy and all other blogs by Larry Cafiero are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

(Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and develops business software at Redwood Digital Research, a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment.)

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