Today Arch celebrate its 10th birthday. Allan had a very nice idea writing something about his years as archer; Pierre already did the same, and I’m going to write something about my years in this great distro.
I can’t forget the first time I heard about Arch Linux in a conversation with Antonio. I wasn’t fully satisfied by Slackware at that time, and Antonio said me to try Arch. So, I back to home to download the Arch Linux Gimmik iso; I try to install it, but I fail. Some month later the Voodoo iso was released; I try to install Arch again, but this time I success.
My adventure begins.
|2007-10-05||I registered my account in the Arch Linux Italia Forum|
|2007-10-06||I registered my account in the Arch Linux Forum|
|2007-11-10||First package submitted to AUR|
|2007-12-20||I help many Italian archers, so I’m promoted to Moderator in the Arch Linux Italia Forum|
|2008-02-28||I send my application as TU; JJDaNiMoTh sponsored my application|
|2008-03-11||My application is accepted (21 Yes, 0 Abstain, 0 No). I join the TU team, so I move some package to [community] and I adopt some useful tools for the WMs. Then Openbox, Pidgin and others stuff|
|2008-03-28||First bug closed FS#9926|
|2008-04-05||My first valid bug report FS#10125|
|2008-07-08||My first AUR patch is accepted|
|2008-12-17||Pierre needs a co-maintainer for KDE, I send my candidature|
|2009-01-09||My candidature is accepted and I became an Arch Linux DEV! I maintain KDE, then MySQL, and my old packages in [community]|
|2009-01-26||KDE 4.2.0 is out; is the first time I officially build KDE for Arch Linux|
|2009-11-19||I broke our MySQL installations|
|2009-11-24||I take the srcpac project|
|2010-02-10||Pierre leaves the KDE maintainer ship|
|2010-02-22||I took over maintainer ship of our Arch Linux Planet|
|2010-10-19||I’m promoted to administrator in Arch Linux Italia|
|2011-02-07||I resign as TU|
|2011-03-29||My first patch for pacman|
Probably I’m missing something here because I made this list very quickly, but I guess these are the relevant goals.
Five beautiful years in which I learned a lot of new things and I’ve to thank you the whole Arch community.