I'll join the party, although I missed the actual date everyone keyed onto by a day. Thanks, Allan McRae, Andrea Scarpino, Daniel Isenmann, Dave Reisner, Ionuț Mircea Bîru, and Pierre Schmitz for already doing one of these. Also thanks to every current or former developer, TU, or active community member for all your work over the past ten years.

So here are the dates I can pull together:

  • 2006-05-24: First entry in pacman.log on the first computer I installed it on.
  • 2006-06-06: Registered on the Arch Linux forums.
  • 2006-09-14: First package (if I remember correctly), weka, submitted to the AUR.
  • 2006-11-15: First message to the pacman-dev mailing list.
  • 2006-12-12: Aaron Griffin asks me if I would be interested in being a pacman developer.
  • 2007-01-29: I officially become an Arch developer, focusing on pacman-related stuff.
  • 2007-03-25: pacman 3.0.0 is released, the first version to have libalpm included, and the first version I both contributed to and helped drive the final release.
  • 2008-06-04: Brought Allan McRae on as a developer for his work on pacman/makepkg as well as his attitude in the forums helping many a misguided user.
  • 2008-11-23: My first patch to archweb.
  • 2009 and 2010: "Stuff", because I'm too lazy to look up any more events that happened.
  • 2011-03-24: Wrote my most commented-on blog post to date, The real story behind Arch Linux package signing.
  • 2011-06-13: Sponsored Dave Reisner (aka falconindy) to be a developer as he had contributed significantly to pacman and thought it would be great to get recognition for his work. In hindsight, perhaps this was a mistake. :)
  • 2011-10-13: Pacman 4.0.0 with package signing "finally" released.