Stackless Website down, Project gone, I'm dead.

Discussion in 'Python' started by Christian Tismer, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. Dear Former Stackless Users,

    I have to use this list to announce something really bad to you,
    since all the Stackless lists are defunct:

    The Stackless project is finally dead, now and forever.

    If this doesn't affect you, please don't worry and just
    ignore it. I don't take any responsibilities for any
    harm brought to you, your family or your descendants
    because of this message, because I'm finally gone.

    Here is the really sad story, for all who care.
    -----------------------------------------------

    I can't tell how sorry I am, since I really wanted it to
    survive until its sucessor, namely PyPy, is mature. But
    reality is cruel, and truth is no longer something that
    I can change with my small brains. I'm too old and
    burned out, now.

    On Mach 31st, some bad intruder has broken into our CVS
    server. (S)he has replaced all of our files by some
    dummy entries. This was quite bad, since the new Stackless
    developer group was happily hacking on after the sprint,
    March 10-14, and we were updating CVS on a very frequent basis.

    As a result, all sources of Stackless Python are totally lost, now.

    Since I always was a very emotion driven guy, I thought this
    was the right situation to say good-bye to you all. My life
    is ending, soon, and so is my project. We could try to find some
    backups, but I do say NO!, Please, do appropriate cleanup!

    Some more reasoning: The fact that this happened to me, as a more
    than old IT specialist, tells its own story about my deficiencies.
    Having grown beyond the age of 50, I don't deserve to lead a young
    and eager group of developers, anymore. Instead, I should provide
    them all with the survival pack to start their own endeavor. This
    is what I was trying, under the hood, till today.

    I hereby ask everybody who still happens to have an old, maybe
    valid copy of the repository, to update it soon. It will be
    vaporized in seconds, as well, and this is the path to go.
    I don't want any Stackless repository to survive bejond myself!

    The evil truth of real life has told me where my path is headed
    to. Please make no attempt to revive Stackless. It is completely
    dead, and I'm going to take it with me into my cold, lonely grave.

    I have spent the rest of my time on it, and now I want to rest
    on it, since my time is over. So please avoid to mention it
    any longer, not in news, not in interviews, and *please*
    absolutely don't use it!!!
    Stackless is gone, Tismer is gone, and this is good, since I
    already have told you all the lies that I could tell you in a
    lifetime.

    Rest In Peace forever with -- Stackfull Python --

    p.s.: I've taken the capsule, short time ago.
    p.p.s.: This message was sent to you on April 2, to make
    sure that it is not misinterpreted as a bad April 1 joke.
    The bad joke was about that bad intruder. See you soon,
    in heaven or somehwere else :)

    AAAAAAAHRGGGGG +:+ hi grandma:::: you're here???
    --
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    Christian Tismer, Apr 2, 2004
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    albertlee Guest

    is this an April fool news ??
    albertlee, Apr 2, 2004
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    Max M Guest

    Christian Tismer wrote:

    > p.s.: I've taken the capsule, short time ago.
    > p.p.s.: This message was sent to you on April 2, to make
    > sure that it is not misinterpreted as a bad April 1 joke.
    > The bad joke was about that bad intruder. See you soon,
    > in heaven or somehwere else :)



    If this is a joke, it is in poor taste.

    Max M
    Max M, Apr 2, 2004
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  4. >Christian Tismer wrote:
    >> p.s.: I've taken the capsule, short time ago.
    >> p.p.s.: This message was sent to you on April 2, to make
    >> sure that it is not misinterpreted as a bad April 1 joke.
    >> The bad joke was about that bad intruder. See you soon,
    >> in heaven or somehwere else :)

    >
    >If this is a joke, it is in poor taste.


    And if it isn't?

    The message headers are a good match with Christian's recent postings.

    I hope someone who knows Christian has been able to get in contact with
    him.

    --
    Andrew McNamara, Senior Developer, Object Craft
    http://www.object-craft.com.au/
    Andrew McNamara, Apr 2, 2004
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  5. On Fri, 02 Apr 2004 04:30:08 +0200, in comp.lang.python you wrote:

    >Dear Former Stackless Users,
    >


    [rest of text snipped]

    I think this deserves a proper eulogy. Here is Wallace Stevens in
    "Cortège for Rosenbloom" with Rosenbloom replaced by Tismer (rhyme and
    metric is messed up but hey, what the heck, the guy deserves it even
    though by his own admission he sucks as a sys admin):

    Now, the wry Tismer is dead
    And his finical carriers tread,
    On a hundred legs, the tread
    Of the dead.
    Tismer is dead.

    They carry the wizened one
    Of the color of horn
    To the sullen hill,
    Treading a tread
    In unison for the dead.

    Tismer is dead.
    The tread of the carriers does not halt
    On the hill, but turns
    Up the sky.
    They are bearing his body into the sky.

    It is the infants of misanthropes
    And the infants of nothingness
    That tread
    The wooden ascents
    Of the ascending of the dead.

    It is turbans they wear
    And boots of fur
    As they tread the boards
    In a region of frost,
    Viewing the frost.

    To a chirr of gongs
    And a chitter of cries
    And the heavy thrum
    Of the endless tread
    That they tread.

    To a jangle of doom
    And a jumble of words
    Of the intense poem
    Of the strictest prose
    Of Tismer.

    And they bury him there,
    Body and soul,
    In a place in the sky.
    The lamentable tread!
    Tismer is dead.


    My dear Tismer, I only wish that your little grave in the sky that is
    going to be your eternal home is cozy and comfy.

    Adieu,
    G. Rodrigues
    Gonçalo Rodrigues, Apr 2, 2004
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