On Saturday 07 January 2023, Jonathon Fernyhough, or Jonathon as we in the Linux community knew him, unfortunately passed away.
He played a very large role in the Linux community, especially for Arch, Manjaro and for most Arch distros including ours.
Describing his contribution to the Linux community in a single word would be impossible, since he maintained almost 200 AUR packages and also helped out any Arch based distro out there, including helping numerous users out on forums.
I will never forget his help from the very first day this forum went online to the infamous breaking of it last Summer. His packages also brought EndeavourOS miles and miles forward.
I think I can speak for a lot in the Arch community that Jonathon left an impressive legacy behind and hopefully will carry on in the future.
Our thoughts are with his family.
We shall miss you, our beloved and passionate friend.
Rest in peace, Jonathon. We did never met, but you have been the very first guy who replied to my first question in here: that’s the way I used to recognize you.
For what it’s worth now: thank you, Mistah.
My condolences and prayers lifted up for him and his family. Rest In Peace Sir!
I would like to share this poem.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
I was wondering why he had been not-so-active recently.
My condolences to his family, may he rest in peace. A great loss to the linux community, he was a humble man who was dedicated to open-source, creating great things, and helping people, and had a great personality.
I checked my own topics and most of them had his msgs helping. What a terrible loss to the community. My sincere condolences to his family and friends and may he rest in peace! We all will miss him for sure.
Very sad news. He had such generosity of time and spirit, and was always determined to get to the root of a problem. A big loss for us all. At least we were able to show him in a small way how much he was appreciated before he left us.
You could always count on his sharp wit - and immense experience.
I am looking forward to the day I will get to met him in resurrection.
John 5:28-2928 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.