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My look back on 2011?

We not only survived an event that would have despatched other teams to
oblivion, we, under the incredible and tenacious attitude of Julien got
through it.

I am not going to fall into the trap of try mentioning all those people who
made 11.10 happen, every person within the lubuntu team and our ubuntu
family has not only given more of themselves, asked a bit of a help, or a
favour from someone during the trek for us to attain full adoption. It got
tough, but Lubuntu 11.10 arrived on specification, on time and within

12.04 brings new challenges. Lubuntu is ready for them, even over the
'holiday' season our IRC team are in place, the QA / testing team, our
start on IRC / Wiki / Forum interaction teams have been started. As we have
never lost our dev team nor artwork team, it was a case of getting the
"everything else" into teams. Still got to get the translations team fully
back up to speed. As lubuntu is a lean, mean and nimble flavour of the
ubuntu family, we can be nimble.

So, for 2012?

Get on board, the teams are at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/GettingInvolved and you can find a list of
who we all are, along with our time zones etc. at

Here is to 2012. The team that got us from 9.04 from the very, very alpha
one before I joined at about 9.10, can I say thank you. You did it, it will
always remain as "yeah, I made a difference". Whllst we nagged over things,
we have always had a an agreement.

Thank you to all of Lubuntueers, it matters not when you joined. It matters
that you have. I'd like to sign off with an oft quoted comment, but for me
chatting with devs and then taking the time to explain to me, a wiki / doc
person ......

"We were all n00bs when we were born",

There has been so much happen, for those with an intrest for 12.04 and
beyond, you know who I mean... young people with a vision, older ones who
have been there and seen it all...

It will be an interesting 2004,

And if I finally get the google edu system to not keep firing off every
paragraph to the ML (And my apologies for it)


On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 10:13 PM, Michael Rawson

>  On 31/12/11 21:27, amjjawad HOOHAA wrote:
> Dear All,
> In few words, I'd like to share my story in 2011 with you all.
> 2011 was A CRAZY YEAR and fill of lots of things that can't be summarized.
> I admit it was full of screws up but TWO GREAT THINGS happened in 2011 that
> changed my history, present and future.
> In 2011, I found the real purpose and aim of my life that I shall spend my
> life time ... each year, month, day, minute, second and nano second praying
> and be very much grateful for that. The Steps that I have made in 2011,
> unquestionably, the best step I've ever made, period. My one and only love,
> you have supported me and still do ... you have never let me down and still
> do ... you have never given up on me and still do ... no words and nothing
> will express how much I'm grateful to you. *Happy New Love Year to You*<3
> In 2011, my interest, activity, understanding and experience in Linux has
> grown up and it became so obvious how much I like Linux and what I'm
> capable to do for it. Before that, I used to like everything and anything.
> Was jumping here and there with no clear aim or purpose. That vanished and
> faded away the moment I did the second great step in 2011 and joined
> Lubuntu Team. I've never done something so right like that. I'm quite sure
> I have finally done the RIGHT step and I shall never regret it.
> Long story short, I'm the Happiest and the Luckiest man on earth with
> these two huge achievements and I promise I shall improve that in 2012 :)
> I'd like to show my appreciation to each and every member of this amazing
> family ... no doubt Lubuntu is my second family. Thank you and I'm so much
> proud to be with you :)
> Special thanks to very special people here: Phill, Julien and Michael, you
> guys are amazing .. THANK YOU for everything :)
> May this year be much better for Lubuntu and each one of us ... God bless
> you all and wish you all the best in the world. Happy New Year :)
> I have made this little thing ... feel free to share it. Nothing much, I
> made it with Photoshop in few mins because I was in hurry :P
> http://i40.tinypic.com/5mdxe.jpg
> Oh yes, my 2012 will definitely be special too ;)
> --
> Best Regards,
> *amjjawad*
> Lubuntu One Stop Thread (Mega Thread)<http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1844755>
> My Wiki Page <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad> | My Launchpad<https://launchpad.net/%7Eamjjawad> |
> My Ubuntu Forum Profile <http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=941822>
> *My Actions Speak Louder Than My Words ||** ** I walk by faith, not by
> sight **|| Imagination is more important than Knowledge || **Keep It
> Simple and Short*
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>  D'awww. <sniff, sniff>
> Seriously, thank YOU AJ, you've been brilliant, really supportive of me,
> as a mentor and friend, hope this continues for a long time yet. :D
> My New Year is still two hours away, but I thought I'd post now before
> something unexpected happens (it always does!), but thanks also to Amjjawad
> and Julien/gilir especially, Phil and all the other regular contributors.
> And Morgaes, if he's listening. First year in Linux, and it's been a really
> good one.
> I'm really looking forward to Precise Pangolin, LTS or not, and whatever
> they're going to make of Q (quirky quagger?) I also leave secondary school
> later this year, so I hope to be taking computing soon to broaden my
> interest in the topic.
> Had my hair cut, and it's dropping all over the keyboard, so I'll stop
> now, but thanks everyone, and I hope you have a very happy new year.
> Michael
> PS AJ, you missed the depends of the 2012 package, friends, LXDE, and the
> new-lubuntu meta-package. :P
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