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  • Manjaro Linux Developers Experience A Mass Exodus [Updated]

    Phoronix: Manjaro Linux Developers Experience A Mass Exodus

    It seems all of the Manjaro Linux developers might have parted way with the distribution's development except for the project leader...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTczODI

  • #2
    Michael, you've allowed yourself to be duped, since i am a Manjaro development team member and interestingly, I am not Phil Muller.

    A handful of people left, one of them has gone on to attempt to 'troll' us by any avenue he can (including malicious attacks on web servers, impersonation of us on other website/services, and much more), of which this Phoronix article is assisting him with. The Manjaro team still stands at at least 15+ people.

    Of those who left, only one was a "core" team member, the rest were forum moderators and one was an edition maintainer.

    In future Michael if you have any questions about Manjaro please feel free to contact me.

    Regards,
    Rob McCathie

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    • #3
      Not quite.

      Yes, several team members have moved on. No, there is not just Phil remaining.

      There's even an announcement here, stickied at the top of the "Announcements" section of the forum: https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=14971.0

      Did you think about checking any facts before posting this article?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by korrode View Post
        Michael, you've allowed yourself to be duped, since i am a Manjaro development team member and interestingly, I am not Phil Muller.

        A handful of people left, one of them has gone on to attempt to 'troll' us by any avenue he can (including malicious attacks on web servers, impersonation of us on other website/services, and much more), of which this Phoronix article is assisting him with. The Manjaro team still stands at at least 15+ people.

        Of those who left, only one was a "core" team member, the rest were forum moderators and one was an edition maintainer.

        In future Michael if you have any questions about Manjaro please feel free to contact me.

        Regards,
        Rob McCathie
        Yeah, I was wondering just what exactly Micheal's "Sources" were on this, as I haven't seen anything about this (though I remember seeing a couple people leave like a month ago, which is old news and maybe related?)

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        • #5
          Arch link is dead. I'm assuming the thread was removed. As for the Manjaro thread, all I see is a lot of broken English, community managing to attack each other and every Manjaro developer, and Manjaro developers attacking other developers.

          I highly doubt such a high-profile distribution will cease due to something like this. At most it's a small bump that interrupts development.
          The only way I see this distribution going away is if one of the developers that has access to the servers sabotages them.

          I don't care who did what or who did what first, it appears everyone is at fault of something by this point.
          I'm sure the competent members of their community will step up to maintain parts of Manjaro if needed.

          Kinda reminds me of sidux/aptosid/siduction.

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          • #6
            Manjaro devs really can't wait to help Operating System U development

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ouroboros View Post
              Arch link is dead. I'm assuming the thread was removed. As for the Manjaro thread, all I see is a lot of broken English, community managing to attack each other and every Manjaro developer, and Manjaro developers attacking other developers.

              I highly doubt such a high-profile distribution will cease due to something like this. At most it's a small bump that interrupts development.
              The only way I see this distribution going away is if one of the developers that has access to the servers sabotages them.

              I don't care who did what or who did what first, it appears everyone is at fault of something by this point.
              I'm sure the competent members of their community will step up to maintain parts of Manjaro if needed.

              Kinda reminds me of sidux/aptosid/siduction.
              The arch forum moderator binned the thread so you need to login to se it.

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              • #8
                The thread on the Arch forums with posts by "Philm" and "Rob" are not posts made by Phil Muller or myself (Rob McCathie).
                They are just the troll attempting to impersonate us.

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                • #9
                  I'm not sure but the phtilm posting in the arch thread could be fake. I'm pretty sure he has a old account with some posts but this is a account with only one post. Also the way it is formulated is suspect.if what korrode says is true.

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                  • #10
                    I'm on the Manjaro team that maintains the MATE side and this is hog wash, you need to listen to korrode. People are trolling and impersonating. There are still lots of people let to pick up slack that are on the team .


                    Lane Wiscombe,

                    https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?...profile;u=4674

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                    • #11
                      Manjaro Devs to OSU

                      Originally posted by kertoxol View Post
                      Manjaro devs really can't wait to help Operating System U development
                      Ha! You beat me to it!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kertoxol View Post
                        Manjaro devs really can't wait to help Operating System U development
                        That's almost as bad as the time Debian lost half its devs to Sphinux.

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                        • #13
                          The trolling even extended to the AUR repo on Arch. There "were" some childish people in the Manjaro dev community, and I for one am glad they are gone. I enjoy using Manjaro (even though I'm primarily an Arch user).

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                          • #14
                            Manjaro is by far the best distro I have ever used, I hope it gets stronger. Devs leaving is not necessarily something that shouldn't happen.

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                            • #15
                              Is one simply troll

                              Source: https://mailman.archlinux.org/piperm...ly/029069.html

                              Hello AUR General,

                              I am a Manjaro team member and have been an Arch user for ~5 years. I
                              still run Arch proper on many systems and test my AUR packages on Arch
                              proper (just thought i'd get that out of the way ;-p )

                              We've had to remove someone from our team recently due to their
                              abusing of their forum account's moderation privileges and some other
                              stuff. This person has gone on to prove just how right we were to get
                              rid of them by launching malicious attacks on our wiki and attempts on
                              some other web services. (There's no doubt it's the same person, he
                              directly threatened us with malicious action.)

                              It appears now he is attacking Manjaro team members with any avenue he can find.

                              This account here:
                              https://aur.archlinux.org/account/kingrobbo
                              Has been made for no reason but to troll (myself and possibly other
                              Manjaro devs with AUR accounts).

                              It flagged all of my AUR packages out-of-date (of which none are) and
                              sent a delete request for one (aqualung). The name "kingrobbo" tells
                              me with 100% certainty that it's the same now-troll we've been dealing
                              with, if any AUR admins want more information on this and why i know
                              it's the same person please feel free to email me privately.

                              For now i haven't set all my packages to not-out-of-date, so the AUR
                              admins get a chance to see what i mean.

                              I cannot apologise enough for our problems spilling onto AUR,
                              obviously this is the last thing we want.

                              Of course how to respond is up to you, but my hope is, obviously, that
                              you'll delete their AUR account.

                              Regards and apologies,
                              Rob McCathie
                              As you read the troll is abussing from AUR too, and look like is Directly to Manjaro users with any medium for they pruppose, they account was suspended in AUR, but look like him/he created other.

                              So is one person trying to boicot Manjaro using any medium

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