[Announcement] Stepping down as maintainer

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Vitaly Slobodin

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Apr 13, 2017, 5:14:37 AM4/13/17
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Hi,

I want to make an announcement.


I think people will switch to it, eventually. Chrome is faster and more stable than PhantomJS. And it doesn't eat memory like crazy.

I don't see any future in developing PhantomJS. Developing PhantomJS 2 and 2.5 as a single developer is a bloody hell.
Even with recently released 2.5 Beta version with new and shiny QtWebKit, I can't physically support all 3 platforms at once (I even bought the Mac for that!). We have no support.
From now, I am stepping down as maintainer. If someone wants to continue - feel free to reach me.

I want to give credits to Ariya, James and Ivan! It was the pleasure to work with you. Cheers!
I also want to say thanks to all people who supported and tried to help us. Thank you!

With regards,
Vitaly.

Nikolai Longolius

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Apr 13, 2017, 6:24:49 AM4/13/17
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Hey Vitaly,

thank you for your awesome work!

Best,
Nikolai

Yuren Ju

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Apr 13, 2017, 6:42:55 AM4/13/17
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Hi Vitaly,

I just wanna say thank you.
PhantomJS is a project I use it everyday for headless js testing, It is awesome!!

- Yuren

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John Hunt

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Apr 13, 2017, 7:07:14 AM4/13/17
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Vitaly,

Thank you for an awesome tool! I've not been using it long but it's fantastic. Thank you for all your hard work. It does indeed make sense to step down with headless Chrome.

Cheers, and all the best,
John.

carlo.d...@gmail.com

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Apr 13, 2017, 7:11:46 AM4/13/17
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Chrome is fast and fairly good with memory because it's busy hogging your CPU 😋 I have used Phantom on so many projects over the years. It's a solid, useful tool. Thanks for all of your work!

Dmitriy Budnik

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Apr 13, 2017, 7:17:11 AM4/13/17
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Спасибо, Виталий!

Gerson Felipe Schwinn

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Apr 13, 2017, 7:24:41 AM4/13/17
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Vitaly,

Thanks for the great work done on this project. PhantonJS has been and continues to be very important in my work. It's a fantastic tool!

Sai Gudigundla

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Apr 13, 2017, 8:13:26 AM4/13/17
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Vitaly,

Thanks for the awesome work on PhantomJS.


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Valentin Demeusy

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Apr 13, 2017, 8:17:05 AM4/13/17
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PhantomJS was a great solution to one of the problems I had to deal with in the past. Thank you for your amazing work, I hope your next projects will be as amazing.

Kris Meister

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Apr 13, 2017, 8:21:42 AM4/13/17
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Thanks for the work. You're a Celebrity.
I joined google groups just to say that.

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matt.jere...@gmail.com

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Apr 13, 2017, 8:37:13 AM4/13/17
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Thank you so much for all your hard work!  Phantomjs was a game-changer for me when it comes to testing.

Michael Camden

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Apr 13, 2017, 8:44:08 AM4/13/17
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Vitaly,

Thanks for all of your hard work over the years. I've been using PhantomJS for headless testing for some time now, it is an amazing tool.

Best of luck in all your endeavors.


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em...@genesis.re

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Apr 13, 2017, 9:02:01 AM4/13/17
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If I was to guess, the total value of the companies using WWW, JavaScript, testing automation and PhantomJS = as high as it gets, pretty much every company on this planet.

Come and visit us in Wales - we have a chapel that we convert into environment to faciliate #flowstate and #peakperformance

PS. https://github.com/ariya/phantomjs/graphs/contributors  8,826,054 ++ / 11,769,536 -- (that's a lot of code)

Justin Coyne

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Apr 13, 2017, 9:02:37 AM4/13/17
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Thank you so much for your work Vitaly.  PhantomJS has been instrumental in improving our code quality.  👏

-Justin

Saroj Maharjan

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Apr 13, 2017, 9:03:01 AM4/13/17
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Thank you for the awesome work on PhantomJS !!
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James Van Dyke

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Apr 13, 2017, 9:32:43 AM4/13/17
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Thank you so much for your awesome project. I'm sure it will live on in some form, but it has been a huge help for me ever since switching from Rhino years ago when Phantom was in beta. Your hard work has made the rest of our lives easier and improved the products and services we've worked on. Thanks again.

Be well,
James


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zeph....@cloverhealth.com

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Apr 13, 2017, 10:00:09 AM4/13/17
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Vitaly & Team - It's been a few years since I used PhantomJS, but I've always been impressed with what you accomplished.

I want to say *thank you* for creating such a valuable, innovative library - your work filled an important need in our industry, and led the way for many amazing improvements in front-end test automation.

Thank you for your hard work!

I'm glad you get to spend time on other endeavors - I hope you find your next projects fulfilling, and I hope you don't have to toil heroically alone in the future.

Cheers,
Zeph

Carlos Ravelo

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Apr 13, 2017, 10:04:36 AM4/13/17
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Vitaly, Thank you so much for all your work on phantomJS, I've used it a lot in several projects.


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Matt Belisle

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Apr 13, 2017, 10:19:05 AM4/13/17
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Thanks so much for your work Vitaly. What you've done over the years is truly appreciated.


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Joilson Cisne

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Apr 13, 2017, 10:31:26 AM4/13/17
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Hi Vitaly,

I just want to say thank you for your good work on Phantom.

Best,
Joilson

Heiko Mamerow

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Apr 13, 2017, 10:42:56 AM4/13/17
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Just want to say: DANKE !!! :-)

Peter Bray

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Apr 13, 2017, 10:46:05 AM4/13/17
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Thanks Vitaly! Definitely agree with you that Phantom is going the way of the dodo given it's basically just you. It would have been great if Ariya or others could have helped you shepherd this project to continuing success given the huge investment many have made in this project, including you. It's sad to see such a vital project wither on the vine without better strategic guidance and contributor motivation.

adama...@gmail.com

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Apr 13, 2017, 10:56:04 AM4/13/17
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Vitaly,

thank you for your immense contribution to the open source community and development world. 

were it not for phantomjs I would have not gotten as competent and comfortable working with javascript learning to automate the web with it. 

thank you,

--Adam


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tinny w

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Apr 13, 2017, 11:39:51 AM4/13/17
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This project is awesome and saved me tons of headache at work.  Thanks so much for all of your hard work!


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Lars Karlsson

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Apr 13, 2017, 11:55:44 AM4/13/17
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Hi Vitaly,

Many thanks for your effort. PhantomJS have served me will in my personal work and at corporate.

Much appreciated,
Lars

Arman Mkrtchyan

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Apr 13, 2017, 12:23:47 PM4/13/17
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Hi Vitaly,

Thanks for awesome work done. 
Phantomjs is a great tool, giving solutions for many problems.
You have been part of this, and it is fantastic.
Thank you again.

Arman Mkrtchyan.
Vmware

Michael El-Jiz

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Apr 13, 2017, 12:42:39 PM4/13/17
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Thank you!

Craig Waterman

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Apr 13, 2017, 12:50:09 PM4/13/17
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Thanks for all your hard work Vitaly, you're one of the unsung heroes of the development community at large.

All the best,
-Craig

Shobhit Jain

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Apr 13, 2017, 1:27:52 PM4/13/17
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Hi Vitaly. 

PhantomJS is an amazing piece of software and i have been using it since many years in small and very large projects and i just love it.
I would like to thank you for awesome work and keep innovating these kind of softwares. 

Vivin Paliath

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Thank you for this great product. I can't count the number of times it has helped me out! Thank you for your amazing work!
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Sheridon Ali

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Apr 13, 2017, 1:59:14 PM4/13/17
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Thank you for all the effort and hard work you and others put into PhantomJS.

cil...@gmail.com

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Thank you for your time spent working on this useful tool and best of luck in future endeavors.

Karim Ratib

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Thank you for this very useful tool. It took Google many years to catch up :-)

Jules C

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big thanks for all your work on phantomjs - it is an excellent, incredibly useful development and production tool.  good luck on your future projects!

~j

TonyQ Wang

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Just want to say thank you for the best headless browser, it really save my life for million times. Really appreciate for your work.

TonyQ

jordan addison

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Apr 13, 2017, 3:33:51 PM4/13/17
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Thank you for the awesome work Vitaly!!!! we use it every day!

Rabea AbdelWahab

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Awesome work, and a very nice tool that we use everyday also, thank you for all the nice work.

Paul Smith

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Thank you so much for all your work. You've provided a wonderful tool over these years. Congrats on building and maintaining something so useful for so long! Good luck with whatever you decide to tackle next.

Rahul Bali

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