DreamLinux forums closing

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by steve161, Jan 12, 2010.

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  1. steve161
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  2. Longboard
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    :(
    That is interesting and sad.
    I hope those who have gone missing are OK.
    I really liked Dream: polished release, lots of style, seemed to be a god dev group and nice community, worked well here.
    Felt like Dream was in for the long haul..
    Have been waiting for a new version which I had thought was otw.
    I am pretty sure I had an e-mail recently re new betas .

    This was one of my standouts from days of d-hopping.

    I wasn't the only one who liked it :)
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/dreamlinux-1.html
    Still no 24 with a bullet at DW. !!

    With any luck the "Brazilians" are just on a long break, I hope they come roaring back or at least give some updates.
    :(
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  3. quintile
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    That's a shame, DL worked really well on my cantankerous puter..
    I like the way it looked...most everything!

    Strange that the whole dev team seems to have 'disappeared'
    I can see where running the forum without them would be more
    like a nightmare than a Dream...still, don't think I'll be doing Tota(linux)
  4. dw426
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    It isn't strange to me (and no, the following statement isn't a Linux bash), it seems to happen all the time in the Linux world. Distros come and go like the Sun and Moon. DreamLinux was a nice distro, it was one of only three distros (the others being Ubuntu and SUSE) that "just worked" for me. It's a sad thing to say, but, I no longer advise to "try out" the plethora of choices among distros, but to stay with the "main players".
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  6. Longboard
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    :)
    Things can change fast:
    From nelsongs
    http://dreamlinuxforums.org/index.php/topic,6489.msg42865.html#msg42865

    That seems like good news. :cool:
    Might sling a few $$ in that direction: seems absurd that the forum could close for want of $80

    It's a timely reminder of how 'support and dev fatigue' can interrupt the flow for smaller distros, and how a few $$ might make a difference
    ( I suspect the -eh- communication issues may have played a part ??)
    Good to see there is a future for DL.
  7. djsroknrol
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    Hello folks;

    I wanted to introduce myself; I am the new Admin at Dreamlinux forums. The crisis over there has had a far reaching effect on the community; it wasn't for the lack of money as it was someone to run it. I wanted to let everyone know that after a last minute reprieve from the members and the devs, the forum will continue without interruption.

    I invite all friends and users of Dreamlinux to come and visit us again at dreamlinuxforums.org
  8. quintile
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    Hello djsroknrol!!

    Welcome to Wilders!

    Glad everything got straightened out with the DL forum.
    I lurked there mostly, because I never really had a problem with DreamLinux. :cool:

    I hope all involved are doing better and will also think about communicating
    the needs of the forum and/or the developers!
    We can't help if we don't know! :)
  9. djsroknrol
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    Thanks quintile...

    I'm always on the lookout for info on security and you guys have the best forum around, bar none...thanks for having me as a member.
  10. Longboard
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    :thumb:
    Good to see you here ,...and everywhere :D , updating current status
    :thumb: :thumb:

    Looking forward to continuing development of your very nice distro.
    Glad that nelsongs and the team are back on track.

    I wanted to post at the forums, seems my user name was deleted :oops: from lack of activity.
    Have tried to reregister....
  11. djsroknrol
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    Longboard;

    Thanks for the kind words. richs-lhx is a longtime friend and will be a hard act to follow...I insisted he remain as a Administrator emeritus when he has time (he's a great spam hunter ;) )

    Rich was in the middle of archiving the forum and deleted many members who haven't posted in a while. Please stop by and re-register when you have a chance; I'll be looking for your registration and will expedite it for you.

    Bob
  12. steve161
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    For once, I am glad that one of my posts was proven to be wrong.
  13. richslxh
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    Hi everybody, I am the ex admin of DLF and just wanted to quickly comment. I set the forums up 2 years ago with the other guys from LxH because I used Dreamlinux and they didn't have a forum. I later went on to form part of the dev team as well. In the last 6 months or so there was little or no contact with the dev team, and things slowed down a lot. So as the host was due to be paid for another year, I decided to announce that I would stand down and offer the forum up for somebody else. The $80 wasn't the point or the problem, it was for a distro which we were very uncertain as to whether it would continue.

    Luckily the threat of closing the forums got the devs back in contact a bit sharpish.

    I still stood down as Admin and my very good friend djsroknrol offered to step in and take over. There are a group of us who all take part in various linux related projects, and I will probably still help out with DL development as well as stay on as staff at DLF. I just got to a point where I had too much on the go, as well as work and family.

    So there we have it, DL4 will be released this year and the forums continue.

    rich
  14. djsroknrol
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    Hiya Rich....I didn't know you were a member here :D Just when you think it's safe to go in the water again...LOL.

    Nice to see you here as well....
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