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Monday, November 17, 2008

NetRestore End of Life

Mike Bombich has offically stopped development on NetRestore.

Read the story here.

I'm very sad to see it go, though not surprised. NR has been open source for years, but no one ever contributed besides Mike and it was in need of a rewrite. Now that it is EOL, several people on the Mac Enterprise list are talking about a rewrite project. I know Mike wont say it, so I'll say it for him...

WTF! Why did you wait all these years to start contributing!
It's not like he just now made it open source. I've heard several times about others that have rewritten NR or NetRestore PHPServices to better fit their enviornment, but never shared with the community or with Mike. And to those I am flipping you the bird.

Thanks for the great tool Mike! It will be greatly missed.

4 comments:

jan said...

I think because the software was already doing what it was supposed to do people didn't feel the need so much need to contribute.
Netrestore rules, I've been using it for years, I wouldn't be able to do my job without it.

Anonymous said...

Me too. Now I've got Deploy Studio on a spare server at work. Jusgt have to figure out how th use it as the documentation is not current at all.

Patrick Gallagher said...

Deploy Studio isn't all that difficult to figure out if you know the netboot side of things. Hang around at their forums and post a question for any problems you come up with.

TheCrunge said...

I made EXTENSIVE changes to NR, and often sent my changes to Mike. I asked many times if I could submit branch versions, and he never moved forward with it. He gave me very positive feedback about my enhancements, and really liked my ideas, but it seemed he wanted to do it himself. I tried many times to contribute, and it was Mike who dragged his feet. I agree that many people contributed many great things on the forums, and to Mike directly, but he was VERY selective about whose code was used and who was credited. It was a great project while it lasted, but it's time to move on.

Monday, November 17, 2008

NetRestore End of Life

Mike Bombich has offically stopped development on NetRestore.

Read the story here.

I'm very sad to see it go, though not surprised. NR has been open source for years, but no one ever contributed besides Mike and it was in need of a rewrite. Now that it is EOL, several people on the Mac Enterprise list are talking about a rewrite project. I know Mike wont say it, so I'll say it for him...

WTF! Why did you wait all these years to start contributing!
It's not like he just now made it open source. I've heard several times about others that have rewritten NR or NetRestore PHPServices to better fit their enviornment, but never shared with the community or with Mike. And to those I am flipping you the bird.

Thanks for the great tool Mike! It will be greatly missed.

4 comments:

jan said...

I think because the software was already doing what it was supposed to do people didn't feel the need so much need to contribute.
Netrestore rules, I've been using it for years, I wouldn't be able to do my job without it.

Anonymous said...

Me too. Now I've got Deploy Studio on a spare server at work. Jusgt have to figure out how th use it as the documentation is not current at all.

Patrick Gallagher said...

Deploy Studio isn't all that difficult to figure out if you know the netboot side of things. Hang around at their forums and post a question for any problems you come up with.

TheCrunge said...

I made EXTENSIVE changes to NR, and often sent my changes to Mike. I asked many times if I could submit branch versions, and he never moved forward with it. He gave me very positive feedback about my enhancements, and really liked my ideas, but it seemed he wanted to do it himself. I tried many times to contribute, and it was Mike who dragged his feet. I agree that many people contributed many great things on the forums, and to Mike directly, but he was VERY selective about whose code was used and who was credited. It was a great project while it lasted, but it's time to move on.

Monday, November 17, 2008

NetRestore End of Life

Mike Bombich has offically stopped development on NetRestore.

Read the story here.

I'm very sad to see it go, though not surprised. NR has been open source for years, but no one ever contributed besides Mike and it was in need of a rewrite. Now that it is EOL, several people on the Mac Enterprise list are talking about a rewrite project. I know Mike wont say it, so I'll say it for him...

WTF! Why did you wait all these years to start contributing!
It's not like he just now made it open source. I've heard several times about others that have rewritten NR or NetRestore PHPServices to better fit their enviornment, but never shared with the community or with Mike. And to those I am flipping you the bird.

Thanks for the great tool Mike! It will be greatly missed.

4 comments:

jan said...

I think because the software was already doing what it was supposed to do people didn't feel the need so much need to contribute.
Netrestore rules, I've been using it for years, I wouldn't be able to do my job without it.

Anonymous said...

Me too. Now I've got Deploy Studio on a spare server at work. Jusgt have to figure out how th use it as the documentation is not current at all.

Patrick Gallagher said...

Deploy Studio isn't all that difficult to figure out if you know the netboot side of things. Hang around at their forums and post a question for any problems you come up with.

TheCrunge said...

I made EXTENSIVE changes to NR, and often sent my changes to Mike. I asked many times if I could submit branch versions, and he never moved forward with it. He gave me very positive feedback about my enhancements, and really liked my ideas, but it seemed he wanted to do it himself. I tried many times to contribute, and it was Mike who dragged his feet. I agree that many people contributed many great things on the forums, and to Mike directly, but he was VERY selective about whose code was used and who was credited. It was a great project while it lasted, but it's time to move on.