Jim Mitchell

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Over the years, Yasu built a strong following of loyal users much like yourself. Because of it, I gained many online acquaintances & friends, and have been thrilled beyond words to see it featured by magazines and Mac user groups.

But the sad truth is, I just don’t have the time or energy to continue working on the project anymore. My personal and professional lives have moved on to completely different areas of focus, leaving this one totally neglected.

So, in all fairness to users, family, and myself, I’ve decided the time has come to officially announce I’ve stopped developing Yasu.

Yeah… It’s really over this time1.

If you’d like to download one of the final versions, here they are…

There is no support for these downloads. You use them entirely at your own risk, and there’s no guarantee version 2.9.1 will work with versions of Mac OS X beyond 10.10.

I know the decision may disappoint many, and probably even piss off some others. I get it, especially if you made a donation somewhere along the way — which I’m very grateful for.

If you’re one of those who feels let down, all I can say is I’m sorry if this news comes as a shock or disappointment. But, I think it’s far better to make my intentions plain rather than saying nothing and just letting Yasu die.

I hope you agree.

For those who have been so supportive over the years, I can’t say thank you enough. You’ve made it an epic journey through a season in my life I never thought I’d have — being a Mac shareware developer. For that, I’m eternally grateful. I’ll look back on those years with fondness well into my old age.

So, there it is.

A humble thank you to everyone who made Yasu possible and successful.

  1. Well, probably… One never knows what crazy notion I might suddenly have one day.