Because Ive been using using the 64bit RC1 solely since it was released, I took Tex's announcement regarding PASS
simply as a reminder to give my tiny bit of thanks as a donation, which I do as often as is possible for me.
I don't mind at all that I don't have access to a "64bit PASS", I just want PCLOS to continue to be as great as it has always been for me.
If I had the time (and patience), I'd definitely be helping out with packaging. But, be that as it may, I'll do anything I currently can to help out, and if only by testing new packages, and with a few bucks sent to Texas.
Thanks so much to everyone involved in development, packaging, the magazine, our knowledge base, art work, and everyone testing and giving feedback. And also to anyone participating in helping another community member.