Today is big day. Today is a day when I released Linux distribution for first time.
I work on Linux distributions for last few years. First it was packaging stuff for Debian (mostly for own usage), then I took over packaging of ROX-Filer (now in Debian). But rox was not my first package which is in official Debian — first was tex-skak. I made that package for my friend. Since “The ROX-in-Debian Project Team” took rox-filer I do not have public APT repositories available.
When I bought my first Zaurus I started to build software for this platform. Quickly discovered OpenEmbedded, tried it and joined team. Now I’m one of core team members. I also joined OpenZaurus developer team — first as collie (Sharp Zaurus SL-5500) maintainer, then became one of core team member and finally I’m Release Manager for it.
What means being Release Manager at all? I had to deal with RC bugs (some left), catch some developers to get their packages fixed, fix some other packages by own etc. I also made OpenZaurus 3.5.4 test program which get over one hundred of Zaurus users. This was big help as they found many different bugs and provided fixes for many of them. Thx guys!