Google will no longer be maintaining Simian after 2018

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Maxim Ermilov

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Aug 10, 2018, 4:05:53 PM8/10/18
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Dear Simian community:


After 2018, Google will be adopting a new software management system for its internal Mac OS use and will no longer be maintaining Simian.


Simian has served Google well for many years, so we’d love to see development continue with  someone else as maintainer. In January 2019, the project will be moved to the Google Archive in Github. If you’re interested in taking Simian over, you’ll be able to do so by forking the project from there.


Best regards,

Google Simian team


Hesan D Yousif

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Aug 10, 2018, 4:08:43 PM8/10/18
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Do we know what new system they will be adopting?

Hesan Yousif 

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Maxim Ermilov

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Aug 10, 2018, 4:54:20 PM8/10/18
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We are working on replacement.
At this point we are not sure in which form or whether it would be released  publicly :(
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Hesan D Yousif

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Aug 10, 2018, 4:55:28 PM8/10/18
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Sorry, I meant Google?  What management system? 

Maxim Ermilov

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Aug 10, 2018, 5:03:39 PM8/10/18
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> What management system? 

In-house software

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Hesan D Yousif

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Aug 10, 2018, 5:04:27 PM8/10/18
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After 2018, Google will be adopting a new software management system for its internal Mac OS use

??

Edward Eigerman

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Aug 11, 2018, 3:39:24 AM8/11/18
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Maxim is answering for Google. We are working on a new thing, it may or may not be publicly releasable eventually. We can't discuss it in too much detail at this point.
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David Harvey

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Aug 11, 2018, 4:00:37 AM8/11/18
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Hope it goes well, and that it might have some scope to join the great OSS contributions that have built up from Macops and wider Google on github. 

Fingers crossed someone can take the lead on keeping Simian going smoothly in the mean time!

Hesan D Yousif

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Aug 11, 2018, 4:07:30 AM8/11/18
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Thank you for clarifying Edward! 
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