[IRCServices] Services 5.1pre0 released

Nick Gawronski nick at nickgawronski.com
Sun May 13 17:33:18 PDT 2007

Hi, Possibley you could when you leave put the ircservices code on
sourceforge.net so after you leave someone else can take over.On Sun, 13
May 2007, Trevor Talbot wrote:

> On May 6, 2007, at 1:18 AM, Andrew Church wrote:
> >      The second, and more important, reason for posting the announcement to
> > this list is that I intend version 5.1 to be the last version of IRC
> > Services, at least under my care.  While I don't consider Services
> > "complete"--software development is a neverending task, and in any case
> > users' needs change over time--I do believe that it's time for me to move on
> > to other things.  In fact, I already devote a fair amount of my time outside
> > of work to other software development projects (such as the audio/video tool
> > "transcode", for those who are familiar with it), and I have other hobbies
> > which I haven't been able to pursue as much as I'd like.  I've also found
> > that I personally use IRC very infrequently these days, and that has
> > inevitably lessened my interest in continuing Services development as well.
> >      I realize that this "end-of-life" announcement for Services may come as
> > a surprise to some, and for that I apologize.  As I mentioned earlier, I
> > will continue to support Services for some time to come (my current thought
> > is for two to three years after the release of 5.1.0); however, I did want
> > to provide advance warning of my future intentions.  Thank you all for your
> > support over the years.
> Even though it's not "over", I wanted to say a couple things.
> First, thank you for all the work you've done during the last several years.
> Besides IRC Services itself, most of the NickServ/ChanServ -style services
> packages in use today trace their origins to your software in one form or
> another.  Inspiring that much development is no small accomplishment.  I've
> certainly customized IRC Services for specific uses in the past.  We've also
> had discussions about irc3, which has inspired me personally to think about
> IRC in a slightly different way for several years now.  I've found that line
> of thought to be quite intriguing, and perhaps it will lead to me to create
> something useful later on.
> And second, thank you for having an "exit plan".  Far too many projects are
> simply abandoned by their authors and maintainers.  While obviously software
> such as this cannot take priority over other life concerns, it's great to see
> someone recognize they will be unable to continue ahead of time, and plan to
> make that eventuality as painless as possible for those who use it.
> -- Quension
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