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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 by Dave Winer

If you've been wondering what the fuss is about, here's your chance to find out.

  1. First, if you have a machine that can run Node.js apps, you can install the server on your own system and run it there. 
  2. Or if you want to quickly find out what it's like, you can create a site on my server. The usual caveats apply. I can't run these test sites forever, but I have no immediate plans to take it down. The safest bet if you plan to use to blog for real is to run your own server or to share one with someone else. Each server can host lots of sites (and each site can have multiple contributors).
  3. If you have questions, please post a note on the 1999-server or 1999-user list, depending on whether or not you're running your own server.
  4. If you find a bug, please report it using the Issues tracker on the 1999-project site on GitHub. 

The development and bug-fixing process continues. Still more docs to write.

I'm interested in knowing what you think. It's designed to be easy to get started with, and posting quick short notes is what it's optimized for. So please use 1999 to talk about 1999.  

Now that the software is public, I'll start posting notes about new features and fixes, and also point out the important features. You'll get lots of chances to learn about it, if you're a regular reader of this blog.

So here we go, pouring new power into the Open Web. Exciting times!

Hope you like the software!