CrunchBang Linux Revived As CrunchBang++
CrunchBang Linux was closing up shop since this OpenBox-powered distribution based on Debian no longer offered much value thanks to improvements to upstream Debian and other distributions coming along over the years. Philip Newborough, the lead developer of CrunchBang, felt his users could get a great experience just running vanilla Debian. However, not everyone seems to think this way as CrunchBang++ has been started to revive CrunchBang.
The project site reads, "When CrunchBang was started, it filled a gap where efficiency met beauty. Our plan is to keep it exactly there with a tastefully reskinned UI, updated dependencies, and more current packages."
Right now the project is putting out a beta of CrunchBang++, which is powered by the current net install state of Debian 8.0 Jessie. However, the basic project site says that a release candidate will be available soon and that "#! is not dead."