Debian Weekly News: 1999 Timeline

This special supplement to Debian Weekly News is a review
of the most important happenings of 1999 in the Debian world. This
is certainly not a comprehensive list. The focus is on unusual and
notable events, not the continual background development activity
and discussions.

“To give some idea of the sheer volume of what has gone on
behind the scenes this year, a few numbers: 22 thousand bug reports
were filed this year, while 170 thousand messages were posted to
the various Debian mailing lists and nearly 25 thousand new
versions of packages were uploaded.”

“Here are the most memorable events of 1999 in the Debian