James360 wrote:I am still wondering how you manage your full time job, develop Peppermint, and maintain LXDE and Fluxbox Linux Mint edtion.
I haven't been to sleep since November and I average 37 shots of espresso each day.
More seriously, I can use each distro as a learning platform for the next. There were a lot of lessons learned in Mint 8 Fluxbox that applied to Mint 8 LXDE. There were a lot of lessons learned in Mint 8 LXDE that applied to Peppermint. There were a lot of lessons learned so far in Peppermint that have applied to the early Mint 9 stuff. It takes patience and it takes effort. I'm unmarried and I don't have either children nor a large family. Thus far it's not been difficult to manage multiple distros and a full time job. My work schedule is about to change dramatically (as in "much busier") but it's still within my capacity to handle such things. I still maintain a very active social life as well. I get out more often than is probably healthy, but I have a very strong and supportive group of friends.
I will say that my personal life takes a priority over what I'm doing in any project, and I'm not willing to cut that short for anything. My friends and my family come first, my job comes second, my personal time comes third, and my support of open source projects comes fourth.