I had just been thinking client, but porky no lass dose?
Subject: CrT == deadz0r
Here's something I either didn't know or wasn't paying attention to when it happened. Jeff Prothero, aka Cynbe ru Taren, died on 2016-nov-16. He was 60 years old.
For those not familiar -- he was the author of the early CP/M implementation of Citadel. The text-mode client of today's modern Citadel is based upon the user interface he designed in 1981. He's widely known as the originator of this famous UI, which has remained useful for nearly 40 years and has been implemented in numerous room-based software packages ... even though he handed off the code to David Mitchell just a few months later.
I'm not sure what else to add here, or even if anything needs to be added. (Based on some things he's said over the years, I am having Crispy thoughts, but I'll keep them to myself for now.) There doesn't seem to be an obituary online anywhere, but a bit of web scrubbing suggests he died of colorectal cancer. Although he was only a minor player in terms of time and effort spent in building Citadel software and communities over the years, none of it would have ever existed without him as the originator, so we raise a glass or a flaming shot or something to the guy who started it all.
I remember Cynbe ru Taren very well. I think I looked at the code he wrote, before I really knew how to program in C very well.
Gads. Just odd to think he's gone.
For some reason, whenever hearing the name "Prothero" reminds me of the character Lewis Prothero from V for Vendetta comic...
Subject: Citadel Server updates and installation changes
Hi everyone! It's another wonderful day in Citadelia, and we have some changes pertaining to the installation of Citadel Server.
For starters, we've fixed the installation problem that some users were experiencing when installing on Raspberry Pi and on newer versions of Debian Linux/Linux.
This was a weird one but it's finally fixed.
The big news is that Easy Install is now designed to work with systemd. We won't get into religious arguments over whether systemd is good or bad; the bottom line is that it's now present in all major Linux/Linux operating system distributions, so we're going to use it to make everyone's lives easier during installation. Anyone using an outlier distribution probably already knows what to do, and will simply be given on-screen instructions on how to complete the installation (Easy Install will still build the software for you). But for the vast majority running Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, etc. , Easy Install will create systemd unit files for you, and reliably start/stop the Citadel services when needed.
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