Debian Weekly News - 2005 Timeline

This special supplement to Debian Weekly News is a review of the most important happenings of 2005 in the Debian community. 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: More than 30 thousand package uploads have been done, more than 300 security advisories have been issued, about 50 thousand bug reports were filed this year, in total about 160 thousand messages were sent to the bug tracking system, 740 thousand messages were posted to the various Debian mailing lists, the English DWN source used about 610 kB and the Debian project attended more than 30 events.

Here are the most memorable events of 2005 in the Debian community:













As Debian Weekly News enters its eighth year, we would like to thank everybody who contributed to DWN in the past. Special thanks also go to the hoard of translators who make DWN available in a dozen languages. And finally, thanks to everyone in the Debian community for providing such a plethora of interesting discussions, events, and hard work for us to report on.

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Debian Weekly News is edited by Martin 'Joey' Schulze.