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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 <mail link="lcars@gentoo.org">Andrea Barisani</mail>
11 </author>
12
13 <version>3.1</version>
14 <date>2005-09-11</date>
15
16 <chapter>
17 <title>Mailing List Overview</title>
18 <section>
19 <body>
20
21 <p>
22 The Gentoo free software project has a number of public mailing lists, covering
23 a variety of Gentoo-related subjects. Our mailing lists are powered by
24 <uri link="http://mlmmj.mmj.dk">mlmmj</uri> and
25 provides <c>List-Id:</c> mail headers and <c>[listname]</c> subject prefixes to
26 comply with modern mailing list manager standards and conventions.
27 </p>
28
29 <p>
30 One interacts with <c>mlmmj</c> via email. To subscribe to a list, send an
31 empty email to:
32 </p>
33
34 <p><c>listname+subscribe@gentoo.org</c></p>
35
36 <note>
37 Replace 'listname' with the actual name of the list that you want to subscribe to.
38 </note>
39
40 <p>Once subscribed to the list, you can post to it by sending an email to:</p>
41 <p><c>listname@gentoo.org</c></p>
42 <p>To unsubscribe from a list, send an empty email to:</p>
43 <p><c>listname+unsubscribe@gentoo.org</c></p>
44
45 <p>
46 All of our lists also have a corresponding digest list. Digest lists will mail
47 a single email to you every couple of days, rather than individual emails for
48 each post. Send an empty email to the following addresses to subscribe and
49 unsubscribe from mailing lists respectively:
50 </p>
51
52 <p>
53 <c>listname+subscribe-digest@gentoo.org</c><br/>
54 <c>listname+unsubscribe-digest@gentoo.org</c>
55 </p>
56
57 <p>
58 Some users may want to post to the list, but not actually receive mail from
59 it (such as those who read lists via an alternate method, such as gmane).
60 These users may subscribe to the "nomail" option of each list:
61 </p>
62
63 <p>
64 <c>listname+subscribe-nomail@gentoo.org</c><br/>
65 <c>listname+unsubscribe-nomail@gentoo.org</c>
66 </p>
67 <p>
68 You can learn more about the capabilities of mlmmj by sending an empty mail to the
69 following address:
70 </p>
71
72 <p>
73 <c>listname+help@gentoo.org</c><br/>
74 </p>
75
76 <p>
77 You can also learn more about the Gentoo mailing list system by reading the
78 short Gentoo mailing
79 list FAQ that appears later in this document.
80 </p>
81
82 </body>
83 </section>
84 </chapter>
85
86 <chapter>
87 <title>Mailing Lists</title>
88 <section>
89 <title>Primary Gentoo Mailing Lists</title>
90 <body>
91
92 <table>
93 <tr>
94 <th>List name</th>
95 <th>Description</th>
96 </tr>
97 <tr>
98 <ti><c>gentoo-user</c></ti>
99 <ti>General Gentoo user support and discussion mailing list</ti>
100 </tr>
101 <tr>
102 <ti><c>gentoo-announce</c></ti>
103 <ti>General Gentoo announcements list (new releases, security fixes)</ti>
104 </tr>
105 <tr>
106 <ti><c>gentoo-dev</c></ti>
107 <ti>General Gentoo developer discussion mailing list</ti>
108 </tr>
109 <tr>
110 <ti><c>gentoo-security</c></ti>
111 <ti>For the discussion of security issues and fixes</ti>
112 </tr>
113 <tr>
114 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn</c></ti>
115 <ti>Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
116 </tr>
117 <tr>
118 <ti><c>gentoo-doc</c></ti>
119 <ti>For documentation contributions, suggestions, improvements and translations</ti>
120 </tr>
121 <tr>
122 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-cvs</c></ti>
123 <ti>Subscribe to this list if you want to be notified on changes regarding our documentation</ti>
124 </tr>
125 <tr>
126 <ti><c>gentoo-translators</c></ti>
127 <ti>For discussion of document translation issues</ti>
128 </tr>
129 <tr>
130 <ti><c>gentoo-ppc-user</c></ti>
131 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/PowerPC user support and discussion</ti>
132 </tr>
133 <tr>
134 <ti><c>gentoo-ppc-dev</c></ti>
135 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/PowerPC developer discussion</ti>
136 </tr>
137 <tr>
138 <ti><c>gentoo-alpha</c></ti>
139 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/Alpha user support and discussion</ti>
140 </tr>
141 <tr>
142 <ti><c>gentoo-amd64</c></ti>
143 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/AMD64 user support and discussion</ti>
144 </tr>
145 <tr>
146 <ti><c>gentoo-arm</c></ti>
147 <ti>Discussions about running Gentoo on the ARM architecture</ti>
148 </tr>
149 <tr>
150 <ti><c>gentoo-hppa</c></ti>
151 <ti>Discussions about running Gentoo on the HPPA architecture</ti>
152 </tr>
153 <tr>
154 <ti><c>gentoo-ia64</c></ti>
155 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/ia64 user support and discussion</ti>
156 </tr>
157 <tr>
158 <ti><c>gentoo-mips</c></ti>
159 <ti>Discussions about running Gentoo on the MIPS architecture</ti>
160 </tr>
161 <tr>
162 <ti><c>gentoo-sparc</c></ti>
163 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/Sparc user support and discussion</ti>
164 </tr>
165 <tr>
166 <ti><c>gentoo-osx</c></ti>
167 <ti>For Gentoo OSX user and developer discussion</ti>
168 </tr>
169 <tr>
170 <ti><c>gentoo-bsd</c></ti>
171 <ti>Discussion about Gentoo/BSD</ti>
172 </tr>
173 <tr>
174 <ti><c>gentoo-xbox</c></ti>
175 <ti>Discussion about Gentoo for Xbox</ti>
176 </tr>
177 <tr>
178 <ti><c>gentoo-cygwin</c></ti>
179 <ti>For Gentoo cygwin user support and discussion</ti>
180 </tr>
181 <tr>
182 <ti><c>gentoo-kernel</c></ti>
183 <ti>Release announcements for gentoo-sources, vesafb-tng, fbsplash and discussion</ti>
184 </tr>
185 <tr>
186 <ti><c>gentoo-laptop</c></ti>
187 <ti>Discussion on powersaving, pcmcia and other laptop-related stuff</ti>
188 </tr>
189 <tr>
190 <ti><c>gentoo-desktop</c></ti>
191 <ti>Mailing list devoted to Gentoo on the desktop</ti>
192 </tr>
193 <tr>
194 <ti><c>gentoo-desktop-research</c></ti>
195 <ti>Discussions about improving the Gentoo desktop experience</ti>
196 </tr>
197 <tr>
198 <ti><c>gentoo-performance</c></ti>
199 <ti>Discussions about improving the performance of Gentoo</ti>
200 </tr>
201 <tr>
202 <ti><c>gentoo-hardened</c></ti>
203 <ti>For a security hardened version of Gentoo</ti>
204 </tr>
205 <tr>
206 <ti><c>gentoo-portage-dev</c></ti>
207 <ti>Portage Internals and Portage Interface Development Discussion</ti>
208 </tr>
209 <tr>
210 <ti><c>gentoo-catalyst</c></ti>
211 <ti>Mailinglist dedicated to catalyst</ti>
212 </tr>
213 <tr>
214 <ti><c>gentoo-server</c></ti>
215 <ti>Discussions about Gentoo in production environments</ti>
216 </tr>
217 <tr>
218 <ti><c>gentoo-admin</c></ti>
219 <ti>Discussion about Gentoo Linux administration issues</ti>
220 </tr>
221 <tr>
222 <ti><c>gentoo-cluster</c></ti>
223 <ti>Discussions about Gentoo in clustered environments</ti>
224 </tr>
225 <tr>
226 <ti><c>gentoo-web-user</c></ti>
227 <ti>Discussion of web configuration and administration related to Gentoo's web tools</ti>
228 </tr>
229 <tr>
230 <ti><c>gentoo-embedded</c></ti>
231 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/embedded user and developer discussion</ti>
232 </tr>
233 <tr>
234 <ti><c>gentoo-releng</c></ti>
235 <ti>Mailinglist for the Gentoo release management team</ti>
236 </tr>
237 <tr>
238 <ti><c>gentoo-pr</c></ti>
239 <ti>Mailinglist for all Gentoo public-relation discussion</ti>
240 </tr>
241 <tr>
242 <ti><c>gentoo-qa</c></ti>
243 <ti>Discussions about QA and its improvement within Gentoo</ti>
244 </tr>
245 <tr>
246 <ti><c>gentoo-devrel</c></ti>
247 <ti>Gentoo Developer Relations mailing list</ti>
248 </tr>
249 <tr>
250 <ti><c>gentoo-mirrors</c></ti>
251 <ti>Announcements and discussion among Gentoo mirror admins and developers regarding releases and other issues</ti>
252 </tr>
253 <tr>
254 <ti><c>gentoo-dev-lang</c></ti>
255 <ti>Discussion of programming language support and related issues in Gentoo</ti>
256 </tr>
257 <tr>
258 <ti><c>gentoo-perl</c></ti>
259 <ti>Discussion of perl on Gentoo</ti>
260 </tr>
261 <tr>
262 <ti><c>gentoo-java</c></ti>
263 <ti>Discussion about Java on Gentoo</ti>
264 </tr>
265 <tr>
266 <ti><c>gentoo-science</c></ti>
267 <ti>Discussion on science-related applications and integration in Gentoo</ti>
268 </tr>
269 <tr>
270 <ti><c>gentoo-media</c></ti>
271 <ti>Discussion about Gentoo media packages</ti>
272 </tr>
273 <tr>
274 <ti><c>gentoo-gnustep</c></ti>
275 <ti>Discussion about GNUstep on Gentoo</ti>
276 </tr>
277 <tr>
278 <ti><c>gentoo-installer</c></ti>
279 <ti>Discussion about the <uri link="/proj/en/releng/installer/">Gentoo Linux Installer Project</uri></ti>
280 </tr>
281 <tr>
282 <ti><c>gentoo-accessibility</c></ti>
283 <ti>Discussion about the <uri link="/proj/en/desktop/accessibility/">Gentoo Accessibility Project</uri></ti>
284 </tr>
285 <tr>
286 <ti><c>tenshi-announce</c></ti>
287 <ti>Announcements about the <uri link="/proj/en/infrastructure/tenshi/">Tenshi</uri> project</ti>
288 </tr>
289 <tr>
290 <ti><c>tenshi-user</c></ti>
291 <ti>Discussion about the <uri link="/proj/en/infrastructure/tenshi/">Tenshi</uri> project</ti>
292 </tr>
293 </table>
294
295 </body>
296 </section>
297 <section>
298 <title>Non-English Mailing Lists</title>
299 <body>
300
301 <table>
302 <tr>
303 <th>List name</th>
304 <th>Description</th>
305 </tr>
306 <tr>
307 <ti><c>gentoo-user-de</c></ti>
308 <ti>deutschsprachige Gentoo User Diskussionsliste</ti>
309 </tr>
310 <tr>
311 <ti><c>gentoo-user-br</c></ti>
312 <ti>Brazilian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
313 </tr>
314 <tr>
315 <ti><c>gentoo-user-es</c></ti>
316 <ti>Lista para la ayuda y discusion de usuarios hispano-hablantes de Gentoo</ti>
317 </tr>
318 <tr>
319 <ti><c>gentoo-user-fr</c></ti>
320 <ti>French Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
321 </tr>
322 <tr>
323 <ti><c>gentoo-user-hu</c></ti>
324 <ti>Hungarian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
325 </tr>
326 <tr>
327 <ti><c>gentoo-user-id</c></ti>
328 <ti>Indonesian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
329 </tr>
330 <tr>
331 <ti><c>gentoo-user-kr</c></ti>
332 <ti>Korean Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
333 </tr>
334 <tr>
335 <ti><c>gentoo-user-pl</c></ti>
336 <ti>Polish Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
337 </tr>
338 <tr>
339 <ti><c>gentoo-user-cs</c></ti>
340 <ti>Czech and Slovak Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
341 </tr>
342 <tr>
343 <ti><c>gentoo-user-ru</c></ti>
344 <ti>Russian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
345 </tr>
346 <tr>
347 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn-de</c></ti>
348 <ti>German Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
349 </tr>
350 <tr>
351 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn-es</c></ti>
352 <ti>Spanish Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
353 </tr>
354 <tr>
355 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn-nl</c></ti>
356 <ti>Dutch Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
357 </tr>
358 <tr>
359 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn-pl</c></ti>
360 <ti>Polish Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
361 </tr>
362 <tr>
363 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-de</c></ti>
364 <ti>German Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
365 </tr>
366 <tr>
367 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-el</c></ti>
368 <ti>Greek Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
369 </tr>
370 <tr>
371 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-es</c></ti>
372 <ti>
373 Lista de correo dedicada a la traduccion y creacion de documentacion en
374 Espanol de Gentoo
375 </ti>
376 </tr>
377 <tr>
378 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-fi</c></ti>
379 <ti>Finnish Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
380 </tr>
381 <tr>
382 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-fr</c></ti>
383 <ti>French Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
384 </tr>
385 <tr>
386 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-id</c></ti>
387 <ti>Indonesian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
388 </tr>
389 <tr>
390 <ti><c>gentoo-docs-it</c></ti>
391 <ti>Italian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
392 </tr>
393 <tr>
394 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-nl</c></ti>
395 <ti>Dutch Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
396 </tr>
397 <tr>
398 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-pl</c></ti>
399 <ti>Polish Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
400 </tr>
401 <tr>
402 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-ru</c></ti>
403 <ti>Russian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
404 </tr>
405 </table>
406
407 </body>
408 </section>
409 <section>
410 <title>Other Mailing Lists</title>
411 <body>
412
413 <table>
414 <tr>
415 <th>List name</th>
416 <th>Description</th>
417 </tr>
418 <tr>
419 <ti><c>libconf</c></ti>
420 <ti>For the discussion of libconf development</ti>
421 </tr>
422 <tr>
423 <ti><c>bug-wranglers</c></ti>
424 <ti>
425 Special-purpose list for the Gentoo Bug Wranglers. This mailing list is by
426 invite only. If you are interested in joining, simply get active on
427 bugzilla and help our existing members wrangle bugs. You'll get noticed and
428 invited to be a bug-wrangler in due course.
429 </ti>
430 </tr>
431 <tr>
432 <ti><c>www-redesign</c></ti>
433 <ti>Dedicated to the development of the new Gentoo website</ti>
434 </tr>
435 </table>
436
437 </body>
438 </section>
439 </chapter>
440
441 <chapter>
442 <title>Archives</title>
443 <section>
444 <body>
445
446 <p>
447 We used to host our own mail archives, but that got pretty boring fast. The
448 following sites host pretty decent archives of most of the mailing lists, so
449 please utilize them rather than asking for 'official' Gentoo mailing list
450 archives. These are the 'official' ones :).<br/>
451 <uri link="http://news.gmane.org/search.php?match=gentoo">Gmane</uri><br/>
452 <uri link="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/">MARC: Mailing list ARChives</uri><br/>
453 <uri link="http://www.mail-archive.com">Mail-Archive</uri>
454 </p>
455
456 </body>
457 </section>
458 </chapter>
459
460 <chapter>
461 <title>Mailing List Mini-FAQ</title>
462 <section>
463 <title>I subscribed to a list using my home email address, but I can't post to
464 the list from work. What do I do to fix this?</title>
465 <body>
466
467 <p>
468 To reduce spam, all of our lists are configured to only allow posts from
469 official subscriber email addresses. Fortunately, <c>mlmmj</c> supports
470 "nomail" subscriptions, allowing you to register alternate email addresses
471 that can be used only for posting to the list. Here's an example of how this works.
472 Let's say you subscribed to the <c>gentoo-dev</c> list as <c>jim@home.com</c>,
473 but you'd also like to post to the list using your <c>james@work.com</c> email
474 address. To do this, send a message (as <c>james@work.com</c>) to
475 <c>gentoo-dev+subscribe-nomail@gentoo.org</c>
476 You should then be allowed to post to <c>gentoo-dev</c> using both your home
477 and work email addresses.
478 </p>
479
480 </body>
481 </section>
482
483 <section>
484 <title>I want to switch from regular delivery to digest delivery. How do I do
485 this?</title>
486 <body>
487
488 <p>
489 Unsubscribe from the normal list and then subscribe to the digest list. For
490 list <c>listname</c>, this would be done by sending empty emails to the
491 following two addresses:
492 </p>
493
494 <p><c>listname+unsubscribe@gentoo.org</c><br/>
495 <c>listname+subscribe-digest@gentoo.org</c>
496 </p>
497
498 </body>
499 </section>
500
501 <section>
502 <title>How do I use procmail to filter Gentoo mailing list messages?</title>
503 <body>
504
505 <p>
506 To filter incoming mail arriving from list <c>listname</c>, use the following
507 <c>procmail</c> recipe:
508 </p>
509
510 <pre caption="Sample procmail recipe">
511 :0:
512 * ^List-Id:.*listname\.gentoo\.org
513 Mail/listname
514 </pre>
515
516 <p>
517 This is identical to how you'd filter incoming <e>Mailman</e> mailing list
518 manager emails.
519 </p>
520
521 </body>
522 </section>
523
524 </chapter>
525 </mainpage>

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