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2 <!DOCTYPE mainpage SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3
4 <mainpage id="lists">
5 <title>Gentoo Mailing Lists</title>
6
7 <author title="Author">
8 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
9 <mail link="cybersystem@gentoo.org">Sascha Schwabbauer</mail>
10 </author>
11
12 <version>1.6</version>
13 <date>October 17, 2004</date>
14
15 <chapter>
16 <title>Mailing List Overview</title>
17 <section>
18 <body>
19
20 <p>
21 The Gentoo free software project has a number of public mailing lists, covering
22 a variety of Gentoo-related subjects. Our mailing lists are powered by a
23 customized version of <uri link="http://ezmlm.org">ezmlm/idx</uri> that
24 provides <c>List-Id:</c> mail headers and <c>[listname]</c> subject prefixes to
25 comply with modern mailing list manager standards and conventions.
26 </p>
27
28 <p>
29 One interacts with <c>ezmlm/idx</c> via email. To subscribe to a list, send an
30 empty email to:
31 </p>
32
33 <p><c>listname-subscribe@gentoo.org</c></p>
34
35 <note>
36 Replace 'listname' with the actual name of the list that you want to subscribe to.
37 </note>
38
39 <p>Once subscribed to the list, you can post to it by sending an email to:</p>
40 <p><c>listname@gentoo.org</c></p>
41 <p>To unsubscribe from a list, send an empty email to:</p>
42 <p><c>listname-unsubscribe@gentoo.org</c></p>
43
44 <p>
45 All of our lists also have a corresponding digest list. Digest lists will mail
46 a single email to you every couple of days, rather than individual emails for
47 each post. Send an empty email to the following addresses to subscribe and
48 unsubscribe from mailing lists respectively:
49 </p>
50
51 <p>
52 <c>listname-digest-subscribe@gentoo.org</c><br/>
53 <c>listname-digest-unsubscribe@gentoo.org</c>
54 </p>
55
56 <p>
57 You can learn more about the capabilities of ezmlm/idx by reading the <uri
58 link="http://ezmlm.org/ezman-0.32/ezman1.html">Ezmlm/idx User's Manual</uri>.
59 You can also learn more about the Gentoo mailing list system by reading the
60 short Gentoo mailing
61 list FAQ that appears later in this document.
62 </p>
63
64 </body>
65 </section>
66 </chapter>
67
68 <chapter>
69 <title>Mailing Lists</title>
70 <section>
71 <title>Primary Gentoo Mailing Lists</title>
72 <body>
73
74 <table>
75 <tr>
76 <th>List name</th>
77 <th>Description</th>
78 </tr>
79 <tr>
80 <ti><c>gentoo-user</c></ti>
81 <ti>General Gentoo user support and discussion mailing list</ti>
82 </tr>
83 <tr>
84 <ti><c>gentoo-announce</c></ti>
85 <ti>General Gentoo announcements list (new releases, security fixes)</ti>
86 </tr>
87 <tr>
88 <ti><c>gentoo-dev</c></ti>
89 <ti>General Gentoo developer discussion mailing list</ti>
90 </tr>
91 <tr>
92 <ti><c>gentoo-security</c></ti>
93 <ti>For the discussion of security issues and fixes</ti>
94 </tr>
95 <tr>
96 <ti><c>gentoo-desktop</c></ti>
97 <ti>Mailing list devoted to Gentoo on the desktop</ti>
98 </tr>
99 <tr>
100 <ti><c>gentoo-desktop-research</c></ti>
101 <ti>Discussions about improving the Gentoo desktop experience</ti>
102 </tr>
103 <tr>
104 <ti><c>gentoo-doc</c></ti>
105 <ti>For documentation contributions, suggestions, improvements and translations</ti>
106 </tr>
107 <tr>
108 <ti><c>gentoo-ppc-user</c></ti>
109 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/PowerPC user support and discussion</ti>
110 </tr>
111 <tr>
112 <ti><c>gentoo-ppc-dev</c></ti>
113 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/PowerPC developer discussion</ti>
114 </tr>
115 <tr>
116 <ti><c>gentoo-sparc</c></ti>
117 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/Sparc user support and discussion</ti>
118 </tr>
119 <tr>
120 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-cvs</c></ti>
121 <ti>Subscribe to this list if you want to be notified on changes regarding our documentation</ti>
122 </tr>
123 <tr>
124 <ti><c>gentoo-alpha</c></ti>
125 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/Alpha user support and discussion</ti>
126 </tr>
127 <tr>
128 <ti><c>gentoo-amd64</c></ti>
129 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/AMD64 user support and discussion</ti>
130 </tr>
131 <tr>
132 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn</c></ti>
133 <ti>Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
134 </tr>
135 <tr>
136 <ti><c>gentoo-translators</c></ti>
137 <ti>For discussion of document translation issues</ti>
138 </tr>
139 <tr>
140 <ti><c>gentoo-hardened</c></ti>
141 <ti>For a security hardened version of Gentoo</ti>
142 </tr>
143 <tr>
144 <ti><c>gentoo-performance</c></ti>
145 <ti>Discussions about improving the performance of Gentoo</ti>
146 </tr>
147 <tr>
148 <ti><c>gentoo-portage-dev</c></ti>
149 <ti>Portage Internals and Portage Interface Development Discussion</ti>
150 </tr>
151 <tr>
152 <ti><c>gentoo-mips</c></ti>
153 <ti>Discussions about running Gentoo on the MIPS 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-osx</c></ti>
161 <ti>For Gentoo OSX user and developer discussion</ti>
162 </tr>
163 <tr>
164 <ti><c>gentoo-server</c></ti>
165 <ti>Discussions about Gentoo in production environments</ti>
166 </tr>
167 <tr>
168 <ti><c>gentoo-cygwin</c></ti>
169 <ti>For Gentoo cygwin user support and discussion</ti>
170 </tr>
171 <tr>
172 <ti><c>gentoo-ia64</c></ti>
173 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/ia64 user support and discussion</ti>
174 </tr>
175 <tr>
176 <ti><c>gentoo-embedded</c></ti>
177 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/embedded user and developer discussion</ti>
178 </tr>
179 <tr>
180 <ti><c>gentoo-cluster</c></ti>
181 <ti>Discussions about Gentoo in clustered environments</ti>
182 </tr>
183 <tr>
184 <ti><c>gentoo-releng</c></ti>
185 <ti>Mailinglist for the Gentoo release management team</ti>
186 </tr>
187 <tr>
188 <ti><c>gentoo-submissions</c></ti>
189 <ti>
190 Mailinglist for submitting copyright and license agreements to Gentoo for
191 your work, as well as for submitting your code
192 </ti>
193 </tr>
194 <tr>
195 <ti><c>gentoo-pr</c></ti>
196 <ti>Mailinglist for all Gentoo public-relation discussion</ti>
197 </tr>
198 <tr>
199 <ti><c>gentoo-qa</c></ti>
200 <ti>Discussions about QA and its improvement within Gentoo</ti>
201 </tr>
202 <tr>
203 <ti><c>gentoo-dev-lang</c></ti>
204 <ti>Discussion of programming language support and related issues in Gentoo</ti>
205 </tr>
206 <tr>
207 <ti><c>gentoo-web-user</c></ti>
208 <ti>Discussion of web configuration and administration related to Gentoo's web tools.</ti>
209 </tr>
210 <tr>
211 <ti><c>gentoo-science</c></ti>
212 <ti>Discussion on science-related applications and integration in Gentoo.</ti>
213 </tr>
214 <tr>
215 <ti><c>gentoo-laptop</c></ti>
216 <ti>Discussion on powersaving, pcmcia and other laptop-related stuff.</ti>
217 </tr>
218 </table>
219
220 </body>
221 </section>
222 <section>
223 <title>Non-English Mailing Lists</title>
224 <body>
225
226 <table>
227 <tr>
228 <th>List name</th>
229 <th>Description</th>
230 </tr>
231 <tr>
232 <ti><c>gentoo-user-de</c></ti>
233 <ti>deutschsprachige Gentoo User Diskussionsliste</ti>
234 </tr>
235 <tr>
236 <ti><c>gentoo-user-es</c></ti>
237 <ti>Lista para la ayuda y discusion de usuarios hispano-hablantes de Gentoo</ti>
238 </tr>
239 <tr>
240 <ti><c>gentoo-user-fr</c></ti>
241 <ti>French Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
242 </tr>
243 <tr>
244 <ti><c>gentoo-user-hu</c></ti>
245 <ti>Hungarian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
246 </tr>
247 <tr>
248 <ti><c>gentoo-user-id</c></ti>
249 <ti>Indonesian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
250 </tr>
251 <tr>
252 <ti><c>gentoo-user-kr</c></ti>
253 <ti>Korean Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
254 </tr>
255 <tr>
256 <ti><c>gentoo-user-pl</c></ti>
257 <ti>Polish Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
258 </tr>
259 <tr>
260 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-de</c></ti>
261 <ti>German Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
262 </tr>
263 <tr>
264 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-es</c></ti>
265 <ti>
266 Lista de correo dedicada a la traduccion y creacion de documentacion en
267 Espanol de Gentoo
268 </ti>
269 </tr>
270 <tr>
271 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-fi</c></ti>
272 <ti>Finnish Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
273 </tr>
274 <tr>
275 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-fr</c></ti>
276 <ti>French Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
277 </tr>
278 <tr>
279 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-id</c></ti>
280 <ti>Indonesian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
281 </tr>
282 <tr>
283 <ti><c>gentoo-docs-it</c></ti>
284 <ti>Italian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
285 </tr>
286 <tr>
287 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-nl</c></ti>
288 <ti>Dutch Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
289 </tr>
290 <tr>
291 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-pl</c></ti>
292 <ti>Polish Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
293 </tr>
294 <tr>
295 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-ru</c></ti>
296 <ti>Russian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
297 </tr>
298 </table>
299
300 </body>
301 </section>
302 <section>
303 <title>Other Mailing Lists</title>
304 <body>
305
306 <table>
307 <tr>
308 <th>List name</th>
309 <th>Description</th>
310 </tr>
311 <tr>
312 <ti><c>libconf</c></ti>
313 <ti>For the discussion of libconf development</ti>
314 </tr>
315 <tr>
316 <ti><c>bug-wranglers</c></ti>
317 <ti>Special-purpose list for the Gentoo Bug Wranglers</ti>
318 </tr>
319 </table>
320
321 </body>
322 </section>
323 </chapter>
324
325 <chapter>
326 <title>Archives</title>
327 <section>
328 <body>
329
330 <p>
331 We used to host our own mail archives, but that got pretty boring fast. The
332 following sites host pretty decent archives of most of the mailing lists, so
333 please utilize them rather than asking for 'official' Gentoo mailing list
334 archives. These are the 'official' ones :).<br/> <uri
335 link="http://news.gmane.org/search.php?match=gentoo">Gmane</uri><br/> <uri
336 link="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/">MARC: Mailing list ARChives</uri>
337 </p>
338
339 </body>
340 </section>
341 </chapter>
342
343 <chapter>
344 <title>Mailing List Mini-FAQ</title>
345 <section>
346 <title>I subscribed to a list using my home email address, but I can't post to
347 the list from work. What do I do to fix this?</title>
348 <body>
349
350 <p>
351 To reduce spam, all of our lists are configured to only allow posts from
352 official subscriber email addresses. Fortunately, <c>ezmlm/idx</c> supports a
353 concept known as "aliases," allowing you to register alternate email addresses
354 that can also be used to post to the list. Here's an example of how this works.
355 Let's say you subscribed to the <c>gentoo-dev</c> list as <c>jim@home.com</c>,
356 but you'd also like to post to the list using your <c>james@work.com</c> email
357 address. To do this, send a message (as <c>jim@home.com</c>) to
358 <c>gentoo-dev-allow-subscribe-james=work.com@gentoo.org</c> (note the <c>@</c>
359 becoming an <c>=</c>,) and then reply to the confirmation email you receive.
360 You should then be allowed to post to <c>gentoo-dev</c> using both your home
361 and work email addresses.
362 </p>
363
364 </body>
365 </section>
366
367 <section>
368 <title>Where do I set/store my mailing list password?</title>
369 <body>
370
371 <p>
372 <c>ezmlm/idx</c> does not use passwords; instead, it uses auto-generated
373 cryptographic cookies for security.
374 </p>
375
376 </body>
377 </section>
378
379 <section>
380 <title>I want to switch from regular delivery to digest delivery. How do I do
381 this?</title>
382 <body>
383
384 <p>
385 Unsubscribe from the normal list and then subscribe to the digest list. For
386 list <c>listname</c>, this would be done by sending empty emails to the
387 following two addresses:
388 </p>
389
390 <p><c>listname-unsubscribe@gentoo.org</c><br/>
391 <c>listname-digest-subscribe@gentoo.org</c>
392 </p>
393
394 </body>
395 </section>
396
397 <section>
398 <title>How do I use procmail to filter Gentoo mailing list messages?</title>
399 <body>
400
401 <p>
402 To filter incoming mail arriving from list <c>listname</c>, use the following
403 <c>procmail</c> recipe:
404 </p>
405
406 <pre caption="Sample procmail recipe">
407 :0:
408 * ^List-Id:.*listname\.gentoo\.org
409 Mail/listname
410 </pre>
411
412 <p>
413 This is identical to how you'd filter incoming <e>Mailman</e> mailing list
414 manager emails.
415 </p>
416
417 </body>
418 </section>
419
420 </chapter>
421 </mainpage>

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