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Donation button removed

June 19, 2021 — BarryK

I had a PayPal donation button on the "contact me" page, however have taken it down:

Over the years, I have blown hot and cold over whether to have a donation button. Did take it down for awhile, about a year ago I think.

I received an email asking if can send me a bank cheque, which reminded me about that donation button. I declined the offer.

I really don't need donations. It is really my pleasure to upload blog reports about EasyOS, Puppy, DIY hiking gear, and all the rest that have posted about. is still very kindly hosting downloads, and I also went back to the Puppy Forum.

Regarding the forum, when I went it alone, there was a time overhead maintaining it, fighting off spammers, handling people who are unable to register, moderating. So just went back to a special section inside the Puppy Forum for EasyOS:

...which is putting all the maintenance load onto 'rockedge' and his helpers.

So, if you do feel like donating something, rockedge will appreciate a little remuneration:

As far as EasyOS is concerned, I am moving into more of a "niche product". I have been asked about the Buster-series, whether there will be an update, and I replied yes -- however, rethinking that, now the answer is no. Plan to stick with the Dunfell-series for the next few years, and it will become increasingly the "odd man out".

Already odd, with a mix of new and old packages. For example, staying with pango prior to 1.44, reverted to Xorg server 1.19.x. Staying with alsa and gtk2 (though have gtk3 based apps when forced to) -- one example, is keeping the gtk2-based gtkdialog.

Increasing going down that path of being a quirky little OS. Not going to struggle any more to cater to everyone's hardware.

The Puppy developers, on the other hand, are surging ahead, supporting pulseaudio and Xwayland. And good on them, they are young guys, full of enthusiasm. I still do have enthusiasm, lots in fact, but only want to tailor EasyOS as a light-duty hobby OS as I transition more into activities such as camping.

Hey, this was supposed to only be a post about dropping the donation button. Rambled on a bit.  

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