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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 <tr>
219 <ti><c>gentoo-bsd</c></ti>
220 <ti>Discussion about Gentoo/BSD.</ti>
221 </tr>
222 <tr>
223 <ti><c>tenshi-announce</c></ti>
224 <ti>Announcements about the <uri link="/proj/en/infrastructure/tenshi/">Tenshi</uri> project.</ti>
225 </tr>
226 <tr>
227 <ti><c>tenshi-user</c></ti>
228 <ti>Discussion about the <uri link="/proj/en/infrastructure/tenshi/">Tenshi</uri> project.</ti>
229 </tr>
230 </table>
231
232 </body>
233 </section>
234 <section>
235 <title>Non-English Mailing Lists</title>
236 <body>
237
238 <table>
239 <tr>
240 <th>List name</th>
241 <th>Description</th>
242 </tr>
243 <tr>
244 <ti><c>gentoo-user-de</c></ti>
245 <ti>deutschsprachige Gentoo User Diskussionsliste</ti>
246 </tr>
247 <tr>
248 <ti><c>gentoo-user-es</c></ti>
249 <ti>Lista para la ayuda y discusion de usuarios hispano-hablantes de Gentoo</ti>
250 </tr>
251 <tr>
252 <ti><c>gentoo-user-fr</c></ti>
253 <ti>French Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
254 </tr>
255 <tr>
256 <ti><c>gentoo-user-hu</c></ti>
257 <ti>Hungarian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
258 </tr>
259 <tr>
260 <ti><c>gentoo-user-id</c></ti>
261 <ti>Indonesian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
262 </tr>
263 <tr>
264 <ti><c>gentoo-user-kr</c></ti>
265 <ti>Korean Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
266 </tr>
267 <tr>
268 <ti><c>gentoo-user-pl</c></ti>
269 <ti>Polish Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
270 </tr>
271 <tr>
272 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-de</c></ti>
273 <ti>German Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
274 </tr>
275 <tr>
276 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-es</c></ti>
277 <ti>
278 Lista de correo dedicada a la traduccion y creacion de documentacion en
279 Espanol de Gentoo
280 </ti>
281 </tr>
282 <tr>
283 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-fi</c></ti>
284 <ti>Finnish Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
285 </tr>
286 <tr>
287 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-fr</c></ti>
288 <ti>French Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
289 </tr>
290 <tr>
291 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-id</c></ti>
292 <ti>Indonesian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
293 </tr>
294 <tr>
295 <ti><c>gentoo-docs-it</c></ti>
296 <ti>Italian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
297 </tr>
298 <tr>
299 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-nl</c></ti>
300 <ti>Dutch Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
301 </tr>
302 <tr>
303 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-pl</c></ti>
304 <ti>Polish Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
305 </tr>
306 <tr>
307 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-ru</c></ti>
308 <ti>Russian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
309 </tr>
310 </table>
311
312 </body>
313 </section>
314 <section>
315 <title>Other Mailing Lists</title>
316 <body>
317
318 <table>
319 <tr>
320 <th>List name</th>
321 <th>Description</th>
322 </tr>
323 <tr>
324 <ti><c>libconf</c></ti>
325 <ti>For the discussion of libconf development</ti>
326 </tr>
327 <tr>
328 <ti><c>bug-wranglers</c></ti>
329 <ti>Special-purpose list for the Gentoo Bug Wranglers</ti>
330 </tr>
331 </table>
332
333 </body>
334 </section>
335 </chapter>
336
337 <chapter>
338 <title>Archives</title>
339 <section>
340 <body>
341
342 <p>
343 We used to host our own mail archives, but that got pretty boring fast. The
344 following sites host pretty decent archives of most of the mailing lists, so
345 please utilize them rather than asking for 'official' Gentoo mailing list
346 archives. These are the 'official' ones :).<br/> <uri
347 link="http://news.gmane.org/search.php?match=gentoo">Gmane</uri><br/> <uri
348 link="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/">MARC: Mailing list ARChives</uri>
349 </p>
350
351 </body>
352 </section>
353 </chapter>
354
355 <chapter>
356 <title>Mailing List Mini-FAQ</title>
357 <section>
358 <title>I subscribed to a list using my home email address, but I can't post to
359 the list from work. What do I do to fix this?</title>
360 <body>
361
362 <p>
363 To reduce spam, all of our lists are configured to only allow posts from
364 official subscriber email addresses. Fortunately, <c>ezmlm/idx</c> supports a
365 concept known as "aliases," allowing you to register alternate email addresses
366 that can also be used to post to the list. Here's an example of how this works.
367 Let's say you subscribed to the <c>gentoo-dev</c> list as <c>jim@home.com</c>,
368 but you'd also like to post to the list using your <c>james@work.com</c> email
369 address. To do this, send a message (as <c>jim@home.com</c>) to
370 <c>gentoo-dev-allow-subscribe-james=work.com@gentoo.org</c> (note the <c>@</c>
371 becoming an <c>=</c>,) and then reply to the confirmation email you receive.
372 You should then be allowed to post to <c>gentoo-dev</c> using both your home
373 and work email addresses.
374 </p>
375
376 </body>
377 </section>
378
379 <section>
380 <title>Where do I set/store my mailing list password?</title>
381 <body>
382
383 <p>
384 <c>ezmlm/idx</c> does not use passwords; instead, it uses auto-generated
385 cryptographic cookies for security.
386 </p>
387
388 </body>
389 </section>
390
391 <section>
392 <title>I want to switch from regular delivery to digest delivery. How do I do
393 this?</title>
394 <body>
395
396 <p>
397 Unsubscribe from the normal list and then subscribe to the digest list. For
398 list <c>listname</c>, this would be done by sending empty emails to the
399 following two addresses:
400 </p>
401
402 <p><c>listname-unsubscribe@gentoo.org</c><br/>
403 <c>listname-digest-subscribe@gentoo.org</c>
404 </p>
405
406 </body>
407 </section>
408
409 <section>
410 <title>How do I use procmail to filter Gentoo mailing list messages?</title>
411 <body>
412
413 <p>
414 To filter incoming mail arriving from list <c>listname</c>, use the following
415 <c>procmail</c> recipe:
416 </p>
417
418 <pre caption="Sample procmail recipe">
419 :0:
420 * ^List-Id:.*listname\.gentoo\.org
421 Mail/listname
422 </pre>
423
424 <p>
425 This is identical to how you'd filter incoming <e>Mailman</e> mailing list
426 manager emails.
427 </p>
428
429 </body>
430 </section>
431
432 </chapter>
433 </mainpage>

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