Monday, February 13, 2012
Texstar to step down temporarily
Bill Reinolds, a.k.a. "Texstar", the main developer behind PCLinuxOS, recently published in the distro forum that due to some health issues he's been forced to step down and hand over duties. From his own forum post: "Making some changes around here. The Dr. says no more PCLinuxOS for me for a while cuz I've been doing way too much and ran out of gogo juice. Sooo I'm turning over lots of duties to others. Neal and Old-Polack will be taking care of business and others in the community will be stepping up to handle packaging, ISO's and other goodies. Please be patient until everyone can get up to speed on things ok? I'll continue dropping in on the forum from time to time, and helping the team if they have questions or need advise, but for now I'll be leaving the day to day management of PCLinuxOS to Neal, Old-Polack, and the rest of the team. Please treat them all with the kindness and respect you've always shown me. I'd appreciate it. Thanks a lot! Tex" This is unfortunate news for sure. First and foremost, I wish Texstar a prompt recovery. As for PCLinuxOS, well, sounds like its future is in good hands.