Like everybody else I started with standard distributions like Slackware, SuSE, Centos etc. At a certain point I got fed up with the overbloated nature (configuration wizards for example) in nowadays distributions and their way of patching long-dead versions of libraries instead of simply upgrading to the authors newest fixed version.
It was around 2001 when I spotted the LFS project. But doing everything from scratch all the time is tiresome..
While searching for a Linux distribution which is simple to configure and doesn’t suffer from “feature-itis” I came across CRUX first and ARCH Linux half a year later or so.
I stopped to maintain the CRUX packages.
I’m still maintaing some ARCH Linux packages, mainly things I need for
See my ARCH packages.
I’m also taking part in the Archlinux32 project, an effort to keep 32-bit Intel alive for Archlinux.
I’m also trying to play with a minimalistic Linux. A little bit extreme maybe, but given the current CoreOS maybe also not. :-)