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1 klieber 1.21 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
2 cybersystem 1.39 <!DOCTYPE mainpage SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3 klieber 1.20
4 neysx 1.74 <!-- $Header$ -->
5    
6 drobbins 1.1 <mainpage id="lists">
7 neysx 1.44 <title>Gentoo Mailing Lists</title>
8    
9     <author title="Author">
10     <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
11     <mail link="cybersystem@gentoo.org">Sascha Schwabbauer</mail>
12 neysx 1.57 <mail link="lcars@gentoo.org">Andrea Barisani</mail>
13 neysx 1.44 </author>
14    
15 neysx 1.74 <abstract>
16     Gentoo public mailing lists
17     </abstract>
18    
19     <version>3.3</version>
20     <date>2005-10-02</date>
21 neysx 1.44
22     <chapter>
23     <title>Mailing List Overview</title>
24     <section>
25     <body>
26    
27     <p>
28     The Gentoo free software project has a number of public mailing lists, covering
29 neysx 1.57 a variety of Gentoo-related subjects. Our mailing lists are powered by
30     <uri link="http://mlmmj.mmj.dk">mlmmj</uri> and
31 neysx 1.44 provides <c>List-Id:</c> mail headers and <c>[listname]</c> subject prefixes to
32     comply with modern mailing list manager standards and conventions.
33     </p>
34    
35     <p>
36 neysx 1.57 One interacts with <c>mlmmj</c> via email. To subscribe to a list, send an
37 neysx 1.44 empty email to:
38     </p>
39    
40 klieber 1.67 <p><c>listname+subscribe@gentoo.org</c></p>
41 neysx 1.44
42     <note>
43     Replace 'listname' with the actual name of the list that you want to subscribe to.
44     </note>
45    
46     <p>Once subscribed to the list, you can post to it by sending an email to:</p>
47     <p><c>listname@gentoo.org</c></p>
48     <p>To unsubscribe from a list, send an empty email to:</p>
49 lcars 1.68 <p><c>listname+unsubscribe@gentoo.org</c></p>
50 neysx 1.44
51     <p>
52     All of our lists also have a corresponding digest list. Digest lists will mail
53     a single email to you every couple of days, rather than individual emails for
54     each post. Send an empty email to the following addresses to subscribe and
55     unsubscribe from mailing lists respectively:
56     </p>
57    
58     <p>
59 klieber 1.67 <c>listname+subscribe-digest@gentoo.org</c><br/>
60     <c>listname+unsubscribe-digest@gentoo.org</c>
61 neysx 1.57 </p>
62    
63     <p>
64 klieber 1.67 Some users may want to post to the list, but not actually receive mail from
65 lcars 1.68 it (such as those who read lists via an alternate method, such as gmane).
66 klieber 1.67 These users may subscribe to the "nomail" option of each list:
67     </p>
68    
69     <p>
70     <c>listname+subscribe-nomail@gentoo.org</c><br/>
71     <c>listname+unsubscribe-nomail@gentoo.org</c>
72     </p>
73     <p>
74 neysx 1.57 You can learn more about the capabilities of mlmmj by sending an empty mail to the
75     following address:
76     </p>
77    
78     <p>
79 lcars 1.68 <c>listname+help@gentoo.org</c><br/>
80 neysx 1.44 </p>
81    
82     <p>
83     You can also learn more about the Gentoo mailing list system by reading the
84     short Gentoo mailing
85     list FAQ that appears later in this document.
86     </p>
87    
88     </body>
89     </section>
90     </chapter>
91    
92     <chapter>
93     <title>Mailing Lists</title>
94     <section>
95     <title>Primary Gentoo Mailing Lists</title>
96     <body>
97    
98     <table>
99     <tr>
100     <th>List name</th>
101     <th>Description</th>
102     </tr>
103     <tr>
104     <ti><c>gentoo-user</c></ti>
105     <ti>General Gentoo user support and discussion mailing list</ti>
106     </tr>
107     <tr>
108     <ti><c>gentoo-announce</c></ti>
109     <ti>General Gentoo announcements list (new releases, security fixes)</ti>
110     </tr>
111     <tr>
112     <ti><c>gentoo-dev</c></ti>
113     <ti>General Gentoo developer discussion mailing list</ti>
114     </tr>
115     <tr>
116     <ti><c>gentoo-security</c></ti>
117     <ti>For the discussion of security issues and fixes</ti>
118     </tr>
119     <tr>
120 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn</c></ti>
121     <ti>Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
122     </tr>
123     <tr>
124     <ti><c>gentoo-doc</c></ti>
125     <ti>For documentation contributions, suggestions, improvements and translations</ti>
126 neysx 1.44 </tr>
127     <tr>
128 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-cvs</c></ti>
129     <ti>Subscribe to this list if you want to be notified on changes regarding our documentation</ti>
130 neysx 1.44 </tr>
131     <tr>
132 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-translators</c></ti>
133     <ti>For discussion of document translation issues</ti>
134 neysx 1.44 </tr>
135     <tr>
136     <ti><c>gentoo-ppc-user</c></ti>
137     <ti>For Gentoo Linux/PowerPC user support and discussion</ti>
138     </tr>
139     <tr>
140     <ti><c>gentoo-ppc-dev</c></ti>
141     <ti>For Gentoo Linux/PowerPC developer discussion</ti>
142     </tr>
143     <tr>
144 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-alpha</c></ti>
145     <ti>For Gentoo Linux/Alpha user support and discussion</ti>
146     </tr>
147     <tr>
148     <ti><c>gentoo-amd64</c></ti>
149     <ti>For Gentoo Linux/AMD64 user support and discussion</ti>
150     </tr>
151     <tr>
152     <ti><c>gentoo-arm</c></ti>
153     <ti>Discussions about running Gentoo on the ARM architecture</ti>
154     </tr>
155     <tr>
156     <ti><c>gentoo-hppa</c></ti>
157     <ti>Discussions about running Gentoo on the HPPA architecture</ti>
158     </tr>
159     <tr>
160     <ti><c>gentoo-ia64</c></ti>
161     <ti>For Gentoo Linux/ia64 user support and discussion</ti>
162     </tr>
163     <tr>
164     <ti><c>gentoo-mips</c></ti>
165     <ti>Discussions about running Gentoo on the MIPS architecture</ti>
166     </tr>
167     <tr>
168 neysx 1.44 <ti><c>gentoo-sparc</c></ti>
169     <ti>For Gentoo Linux/Sparc user support and discussion</ti>
170     </tr>
171 neysx 1.65 <tr>
172     <ti><c>gentoo-osx</c></ti>
173     <ti>For Gentoo OSX user and developer discussion</ti>
174     </tr>
175 neysx 1.44 <tr>
176 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-bsd</c></ti>
177     <ti>Discussion about Gentoo/BSD</ti>
178 neysx 1.44 </tr>
179     <tr>
180 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-xbox</c></ti>
181     <ti>Discussion about Gentoo for Xbox</ti>
182 neysx 1.44 </tr>
183     <tr>
184 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-cygwin</c></ti>
185     <ti>For Gentoo cygwin user support and discussion</ti>
186 neysx 1.44 </tr>
187     <tr>
188 lcars 1.73 <ti><c>gentoo-alt</c></ti>
189     <ti>Discussion about the <uri link="/proj/en/gentoo-alt/">Gentoo on Alternate Platforms Project</uri></ti>
190     </tr>
191     <tr>
192 lcars 1.71 <ti><c>gentoo-kernel</c></ti>
193     <ti>Release announcements for gentoo-sources, vesafb-tng, fbsplash and discussion</ti>
194     </tr>
195     <tr>
196 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-laptop</c></ti>
197     <ti>Discussion on powersaving, pcmcia and other laptop-related stuff</ti>
198 neysx 1.44 </tr>
199     <tr>
200 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-desktop</c></ti>
201     <ti>Mailing list devoted to Gentoo on the desktop</ti>
202 neysx 1.44 </tr>
203     <tr>
204 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-desktop-research</c></ti>
205     <ti>Discussions about improving the Gentoo desktop experience</ti>
206 neysx 1.44 </tr>
207     <tr>
208     <ti><c>gentoo-performance</c></ti>
209     <ti>Discussions about improving the performance of Gentoo</ti>
210     </tr>
211     <tr>
212 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-hardened</c></ti>
213     <ti>For a security hardened version of Gentoo</ti>
214     </tr>
215     <tr>
216 neysx 1.44 <ti><c>gentoo-portage-dev</c></ti>
217     <ti>Portage Internals and Portage Interface Development Discussion</ti>
218     </tr>
219     <tr>
220 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-catalyst</c></ti>
221     <ti>Mailinglist dedicated to catalyst</ti>
222 neysx 1.58 </tr>
223     <tr>
224 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-server</c></ti>
225     <ti>Discussions about Gentoo in production environments</ti>
226 neysx 1.44 </tr>
227     <tr>
228 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-admin</c></ti>
229     <ti>Discussion about Gentoo Linux administration issues</ti>
230 neysx 1.44 </tr>
231     <tr>
232 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-cluster</c></ti>
233     <ti>Discussions about Gentoo in clustered environments</ti>
234 neysx 1.44 </tr>
235     <tr>
236 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-web-user</c></ti>
237     <ti>Discussion of web configuration and administration related to Gentoo's web tools</ti>
238 neysx 1.44 </tr>
239     <tr>
240     <ti><c>gentoo-embedded</c></ti>
241     <ti>For Gentoo Linux/embedded user and developer discussion</ti>
242     </tr>
243     <tr>
244     <ti><c>gentoo-releng</c></ti>
245     <ti>Mailinglist for the Gentoo release management team</ti>
246     </tr>
247 neysx 1.55 <tr>
248 neysx 1.44 <ti><c>gentoo-pr</c></ti>
249     <ti>Mailinglist for all Gentoo public-relation discussion</ti>
250     </tr>
251     <tr>
252     <ti><c>gentoo-qa</c></ti>
253     <ti>Discussions about QA and its improvement within Gentoo</ti>
254     </tr>
255     <tr>
256 neysx 1.66 <ti><c>gentoo-devrel</c></ti>
257     <ti>Gentoo Developer Relations mailing list</ti>
258     </tr>
259     <tr>
260 lcars 1.72 <ti><c>gentoo-council</c></ti>
261     <ti>Gentoo Council mailing list</ti>
262     </tr>
263     <tr>
264 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-mirrors</c></ti>
265     <ti>Announcements and discussion among Gentoo mirror admins and developers regarding releases and other issues</ti>
266     </tr>
267     <tr>
268 neysx 1.44 <ti><c>gentoo-dev-lang</c></ti>
269     <ti>Discussion of programming language support and related issues in Gentoo</ti>
270     </tr>
271     <tr>
272 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-perl</c></ti>
273     <ti>Discussion of perl on Gentoo</ti>
274     </tr>
275     <tr>
276     <ti><c>gentoo-java</c></ti>
277     <ti>Discussion about Java on Gentoo</ti>
278 neysx 1.44 </tr>
279     <tr>
280     <ti><c>gentoo-science</c></ti>
281 neysx 1.58 <ti>Discussion on science-related applications and integration in Gentoo</ti>
282 neysx 1.44 </tr>
283 swift 1.45 <tr>
284 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-media</c></ti>
285     <ti>Discussion about Gentoo media packages</ti>
286 swift 1.45 </tr>
287 klieber 1.48 <tr>
288 neysx 1.65 <ti><c>gentoo-gnustep</c></ti>
289     <ti>Discussion about GNUstep on Gentoo</ti>
290 neysx 1.58 </tr>
291     <tr>
292     <ti><c>gentoo-installer</c></ti>
293     <ti>Discussion about the <uri link="/proj/en/releng/installer/">Gentoo Linux Installer Project</uri></ti>
294     </tr>
295     <tr>
296     <ti><c>gentoo-accessibility</c></ti>
297 neysx 1.59 <ti>Discussion about the <uri link="/proj/en/desktop/accessibility/">Gentoo Accessibility Project</uri></ti>
298 neysx 1.58 </tr>
299     <tr>
300 klieber 1.49 <ti><c>tenshi-announce</c></ti>
301 neysx 1.58 <ti>Announcements about the <uri link="/proj/en/infrastructure/tenshi/">Tenshi</uri> project</ti>
302 klieber 1.49 </tr>
303     <tr>
304     <ti><c>tenshi-user</c></ti>
305 neysx 1.58 <ti>Discussion about the <uri link="/proj/en/infrastructure/tenshi/">Tenshi</uri> project</ti>
306 klieber 1.49 </tr>
307 neysx 1.44 </table>
308    
309     </body>
310     </section>
311     <section>
312     <title>Non-English Mailing Lists</title>
313     <body>
314    
315     <table>
316     <tr>
317     <th>List name</th>
318     <th>Description</th>
319     </tr>
320     <tr>
321     <ti><c>gentoo-user-de</c></ti>
322     <ti>deutschsprachige Gentoo User Diskussionsliste</ti>
323     </tr>
324     <tr>
325 neysx 1.57 <ti><c>gentoo-user-br</c></ti>
326     <ti>Brazilian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
327     </tr>
328     <tr>
329 neysx 1.44 <ti><c>gentoo-user-es</c></ti>
330     <ti>Lista para la ayuda y discusion de usuarios hispano-hablantes de Gentoo</ti>
331     </tr>
332     <tr>
333     <ti><c>gentoo-user-fr</c></ti>
334     <ti>French Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
335     </tr>
336     <tr>
337     <ti><c>gentoo-user-hu</c></ti>
338     <ti>Hungarian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
339     </tr>
340     <tr>
341     <ti><c>gentoo-user-id</c></ti>
342     <ti>Indonesian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
343     </tr>
344     <tr>
345     <ti><c>gentoo-user-kr</c></ti>
346     <ti>Korean Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
347     </tr>
348     <tr>
349     <ti><c>gentoo-user-pl</c></ti>
350     <ti>Polish Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
351     </tr>
352     <tr>
353 cybersystem 1.51 <ti><c>gentoo-user-cs</c></ti>
354 cybersystem 1.52 <ti>Czech and Slovak Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
355 cybersystem 1.51 </tr>
356     <tr>
357 neysx 1.62 <ti><c>gentoo-user-ru</c></ti>
358     <ti>Russian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
359     </tr>
360     <tr>
361 neysx 1.61 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn-de</c></ti>
362     <ti>German Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
363     </tr>
364     <tr>
365 lcars 1.70 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn-es</c></ti>
366     <ti>Spanish Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
367     </tr>
368     <tr>
369 neysx 1.61 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn-nl</c></ti>
370     <ti>Dutch Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
371     </tr>
372     <tr>
373 lcars 1.69 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn-pl</c></ti>
374     <ti>Polish Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
375     </tr>
376     <tr>
377 neysx 1.44 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-de</c></ti>
378     <ti>German Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
379     </tr>
380     <tr>
381 neysx 1.58 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-el</c></ti>
382     <ti>Greek Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
383     </tr>
384     <tr>
385 neysx 1.44 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-es</c></ti>
386     <ti>
387     Lista de correo dedicada a la traduccion y creacion de documentacion en
388     Espanol de Gentoo
389     </ti>
390     </tr>
391     <tr>
392     <ti><c>gentoo-doc-fi</c></ti>
393     <ti>Finnish Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
394     </tr>
395     <tr>
396     <ti><c>gentoo-doc-fr</c></ti>
397     <ti>French Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
398     </tr>
399     <tr>
400     <ti><c>gentoo-doc-id</c></ti>
401     <ti>Indonesian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
402     </tr>
403     <tr>
404 swift 1.47 <ti><c>gentoo-docs-it</c></ti>
405 swift 1.46 <ti>Italian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
406     </tr>
407     <tr>
408 neysx 1.44 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-nl</c></ti>
409     <ti>Dutch Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
410     </tr>
411     <tr>
412     <ti><c>gentoo-doc-pl</c></ti>
413     <ti>Polish Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
414     </tr>
415     <tr>
416     <ti><c>gentoo-doc-ru</c></ti>
417     <ti>Russian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
418     </tr>
419     </table>
420    
421     </body>
422     </section>
423     <section>
424     <title>Other Mailing Lists</title>
425     <body>
426    
427     <table>
428     <tr>
429     <th>List name</th>
430     <th>Description</th>
431     </tr>
432     <tr>
433     <ti><c>libconf</c></ti>
434     <ti>For the discussion of libconf development</ti>
435     </tr>
436     <tr>
437     <ti><c>bug-wranglers</c></ti>
438 neysx 1.64 <ti>
439     Special-purpose list for the Gentoo Bug Wranglers. This mailing list is by
440     invite only. If you are interested in joining, simply get active on
441     bugzilla and help our existing members wrangle bugs. You'll get noticed and
442     invited to be a bug-wrangler in due course.
443     </ti>
444 neysx 1.44 </tr>
445 swift 1.53 <tr>
446     <ti><c>www-redesign</c></ti>
447     <ti>Dedicated to the development of the new Gentoo website</ti>
448     </tr>
449 neysx 1.44 </table>
450    
451     </body>
452     </section>
453     </chapter>
454    
455     <chapter>
456     <title>Archives</title>
457     <section>
458     <body>
459    
460     <p>
461     We used to host our own mail archives, but that got pretty boring fast. The
462     following sites host pretty decent archives of most of the mailing lists, so
463     please utilize them rather than asking for 'official' Gentoo mailing list
464 swift 1.54 archives. These are the 'official' ones :).<br/>
465     <uri link="http://news.gmane.org/search.php?match=gentoo">Gmane</uri><br/>
466     <uri link="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/">MARC: Mailing list ARChives</uri><br/>
467     <uri link="http://www.mail-archive.com">Mail-Archive</uri>
468 neysx 1.44 </p>
469    
470     </body>
471     </section>
472     </chapter>
473    
474     <chapter>
475     <title>Mailing List Mini-FAQ</title>
476     <section>
477     <title>I subscribed to a list using my home email address, but I can't post to
478     the list from work. What do I do to fix this?</title>
479     <body>
480    
481     <p>
482     To reduce spam, all of our lists are configured to only allow posts from
483 neysx 1.57 official subscriber email addresses. Fortunately, <c>mlmmj</c> supports
484     "nomail" subscriptions, allowing you to register alternate email addresses
485     that can be used only for posting to the list. Here's an example of how this works.
486 neysx 1.44 Let's say you subscribed to the <c>gentoo-dev</c> list as <c>jim@home.com</c>,
487     but you'd also like to post to the list using your <c>james@work.com</c> email
488 neysx 1.57 address. To do this, send a message (as <c>james@work.com</c>) to
489 lcars 1.68 <c>gentoo-dev+subscribe-nomail@gentoo.org</c>
490 neysx 1.44 You should then be allowed to post to <c>gentoo-dev</c> using both your home
491     and work email addresses.
492     </p>
493    
494     </body>
495     </section>
496    
497     <section>
498     <title>I want to switch from regular delivery to digest delivery. How do I do
499     this?</title>
500     <body>
501    
502     <p>
503     Unsubscribe from the normal list and then subscribe to the digest list. For
504     list <c>listname</c>, this would be done by sending empty emails to the
505     following two addresses:
506     </p>
507    
508 lcars 1.68 <p><c>listname+unsubscribe@gentoo.org</c><br/>
509     <c>listname+subscribe-digest@gentoo.org</c>
510 neysx 1.44 </p>
511    
512 drobbins 1.1 </body>
513 neysx 1.44 </section>
514    
515     <section>
516     <title>How do I use procmail to filter Gentoo mailing list messages?</title>
517     <body>
518    
519     <p>
520     To filter incoming mail arriving from list <c>listname</c>, use the following
521     <c>procmail</c> recipe:
522     </p>
523    
524     <pre caption="Sample procmail recipe">
525 swift 1.38 :0:
526 drobbins 1.1 * ^List-Id:.*listname\.gentoo\.org
527     Mail/listname
528 neysx 1.44 </pre>
529    
530     <p>
531     This is identical to how you'd filter incoming <e>Mailman</e> mailing list
532     manager emails.
533     </p>
534    
535     </body>
536     </section>
537 drobbins 1.1
538     </chapter>
539     </mainpage>

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