I have been developing a site and I feel that it would work really well as a Drupal distribution. I have no idea about how to create one, but I am familiar with drush make, install profiles etc. What is a Drupal distribution and how do I release one? What are the main benefits?
Take a look at Packaging a distribution on Drupal.org
Here are the steps:
- Assemble the pre-requisites
- Create a Drush Make file
- Convert to a Drupal.org-specific Drush Make file
- Build and verify it works
- Commit your code to Git
- Release your code on Drupal.org
- Maintain your distribution
Another great tutorial How to Write a Drupal 7 Installation Profile
Also there is Profiler Builder module.
Profiler Builder is a module for automating the creation of installation profiles and distributions. It has support for the Profiler installation profile simplifier library but is able to run independent of it (1.0-RC4+). This module creates a downloadable tar package that gives you a well made installation profile and associated drush make file based on the site its installed on.