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7 <title>Gentoo Mailing Lists</title>
8
9 <author title="Author">
10 <mail link="lcars@gentoo.org">Andrea Barisani</mail>
11 </author>
12 <author title="Author">
13 <mail link="cybersystem@gentoo.org">Sascha Schwabbauer</mail>
14 </author>
15 <author title="Editor">
16 <mail link="curtis119@gentoo.org">Curtis Napier</mail>
17 </author>
18
19 <abstract>
20 Gentoo public mailing lists
21 </abstract>
22
23 <license/>
24 <version>3.5</version>
25 <date>2006-10-09</date>
26
27 <chapter>
28 <title>Mailing Lists</title>
29 <section>
30 <body>
31
32 <p>
33 The Gentoo free software project has a number of public mailing lists, covering
34 a variety of Gentoo-related subjects. Our mailing lists are powered by
35 <uri link="http://mlmmj.mmj.dk">mlmmj</uri> and
36 provides <c>List-Id:</c> mail headers and <c>[listname]</c> subject prefixes to
37 comply with modern mailing list manager standards and conventions.
38 </p>
39
40 <p>
41 One interacts with <c>mlmmj</c> via email. To subscribe to a list, send an
42 empty email to:
43 </p>
44
45 <p><c>listname+subscribe@gentoo.org</c></p>
46
47 <note>
48 Replace 'listname' with the actual name of the list that you want to subscribe to.
49 </note>
50
51 <p>Once subscribed to the list, you can post to it by sending an email to:</p>
52 <p><c>listname@gentoo.org</c></p>
53 <p>To unsubscribe from a list, send an empty email to:</p>
54 <p><c>listname+unsubscribe@gentoo.org</c></p>
55
56 <p>
57 All of our lists also have a corresponding digest list. Digest lists will mail
58 a single email to you every couple of days, rather than individual emails for
59 each post. Send an empty email to the following addresses to subscribe and
60 unsubscribe from mailing lists respectively:
61 </p>
62
63 <p>
64 <c>listname+subscribe-digest@gentoo.org</c><br/>
65 <c>listname+unsubscribe-digest@gentoo.org</c>
66 </p>
67
68 <p>
69 Some users may want to post to the list, but not actually receive mail from
70 it (such as those who read lists via an alternate method, such as gmane).
71 These users may subscribe to the "nomail" option of each list:
72 </p>
73
74 <p>
75 <c>listname+subscribe-nomail@gentoo.org</c><br/>
76 <c>listname+unsubscribe-nomail@gentoo.org</c>
77 </p>
78 <p>
79 You can learn more about the capabilities of mlmmj by sending an empty mail to the
80 following address:
81 </p>
82
83 <p>
84 <c>listname+help@gentoo.org</c><br/>
85 </p>
86
87 <p>
88 You can also learn more about the Gentoo mailing list system by reading the
89 short Gentoo mailing
90 list FAQ that appears later in this document.
91 </p>
92
93 </body>
94 </section>
95 <section>
96 <title>Primary Gentoo Mailing Lists</title>
97 <body>
98
99 <table>
100 <tr>
101 <th>List name</th>
102 <th>Description</th>
103 </tr>
104 <tr>
105 <ti><c>gentoo-user</c></ti>
106 <ti>General Gentoo user support and discussion mailing list</ti>
107 </tr>
108 <tr>
109 <ti><c>gentoo-announce</c></ti>
110 <ti>General Gentoo announcements list (new releases, security fixes)</ti>
111 </tr>
112 <tr>
113 <ti><c>gentoo-dev</c></ti>
114 <ti>General Gentoo developer discussion mailing list</ti>
115 </tr>
116 <tr>
117 <ti><c>gentoo-security</c></ti>
118 <ti>For the discussion of security issues and fixes</ti>
119 </tr>
120 <tr>
121 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn</c></ti>
122 <ti>Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
123 </tr>
124 <tr>
125 <ti><c>gentoo-doc</c></ti>
126 <ti>For documentation contributions, suggestions, improvements and translations</ti>
127 </tr>
128 <tr>
129 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-cvs</c></ti>
130 <ti>Subscribe to this list if you want to be notified on changes regarding our documentation</ti>
131 </tr>
132 <tr>
133 <ti><c>gentoo-translators</c></ti>
134 <ti>For discussion of document translation issues</ti>
135 </tr>
136 <tr>
137 <ti><c>gentoo-ppc-user</c></ti>
138 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/PowerPC user support and discussion</ti>
139 </tr>
140 <tr>
141 <ti><c>gentoo-ppc-dev</c></ti>
142 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/PowerPC developer discussion</ti>
143 </tr>
144 <tr>
145 <ti><c>gentoo-alpha</c></ti>
146 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/Alpha user support and discussion</ti>
147 </tr>
148 <tr>
149 <ti><c>gentoo-amd64</c></ti>
150 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/AMD64 user support and discussion</ti>
151 </tr>
152 <tr>
153 <ti><c>gentoo-arm</c></ti>
154 <ti>Discussions about running Gentoo on the ARM architecture</ti>
155 </tr>
156 <tr>
157 <ti><c>gentoo-hppa</c></ti>
158 <ti>Discussions about running Gentoo on the HPPA architecture</ti>
159 </tr>
160 <tr>
161 <ti><c>gentoo-ia64</c></ti>
162 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/ia64 user support and discussion</ti>
163 </tr>
164 <tr>
165 <ti><c>gentoo-mips</c></ti>
166 <ti>Discussions about running Gentoo on the MIPS architecture</ti>
167 </tr>
168 <tr>
169 <ti><c>gentoo-sparc</c></ti>
170 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/Sparc user support and discussion</ti>
171 </tr>
172 <tr>
173 <ti><c>gentoo-osx</c></ti>
174 <ti>For Gentoo OSX user and developer discussion</ti>
175 </tr>
176 <tr>
177 <ti><c>gentoo-bsd</c></ti>
178 <ti>Discussion about Gentoo/BSD</ti>
179 </tr>
180 <tr>
181 <ti><c>gentoo-xbox</c></ti>
182 <ti>Discussion about Gentoo for Xbox</ti>
183 </tr>
184 <tr>
185 <ti><c>gentoo-cygwin</c></ti>
186 <ti>For Gentoo cygwin user support and discussion</ti>
187 </tr>
188 <tr>
189 <ti><c>gentoo-alt</c></ti>
190 <ti>Discussion about the <uri link="/proj/en/gentoo-alt/">Gentoo on Alternate Platforms Project</uri></ti>
191 </tr>
192 <tr>
193 <ti><c>gentoo-kernel</c></ti>
194 <ti>Release announcements for gentoo-sources, vesafb-tng, fbsplash and discussion</ti>
195 </tr>
196 <tr>
197 <ti><c>gentoo-laptop</c></ti>
198 <ti>Discussion on powersaving, pcmcia and other laptop-related stuff</ti>
199 </tr>
200 <tr>
201 <ti><c>gentoo-desktop</c></ti>
202 <ti>Mailing list devoted to Gentoo on the desktop</ti>
203 </tr>
204 <tr>
205 <ti><c>gentoo-desktop-research</c></ti>
206 <ti>Discussions about improving the Gentoo desktop experience</ti>
207 </tr>
208 <tr>
209 <ti><c>gentoo-performance</c></ti>
210 <ti>Discussions about improving the performance of Gentoo</ti>
211 </tr>
212 <tr>
213 <ti><c>gentoo-hardened</c></ti>
214 <ti>For a security hardened version of Gentoo</ti>
215 </tr>
216 <tr>
217 <ti><c>gentoo-portage-dev</c></ti>
218 <ti>Portage Internals and Portage Interface Development Discussion</ti>
219 </tr>
220 <tr>
221 <ti><c>gentoo-catalyst</c></ti>
222 <ti>Mailinglist dedicated to catalyst</ti>
223 </tr>
224 <tr>
225 <ti><c>gentoo-server</c></ti>
226 <ti>Discussions about Gentoo in production environments</ti>
227 </tr>
228 <tr>
229 <ti><c>gentoo-admin</c></ti>
230 <ti>Discussion about Gentoo Linux administration issues</ti>
231 </tr>
232 <tr>
233 <ti><c>gentoo-cluster</c></ti>
234 <ti>Discussions about Gentoo in clustered environments</ti>
235 </tr>
236 <tr>
237 <ti><c>gentoo-web-user</c></ti>
238 <ti>Discussion of web configuration and administration related to Gentoo's web tools</ti>
239 </tr>
240 <tr>
241 <ti><c>gentoo-embedded</c></ti>
242 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/embedded user and developer discussion</ti>
243 </tr>
244 <tr>
245 <ti><c>gentoo-releng</c></ti>
246 <ti>Mailinglist for the Gentoo release management team</ti>
247 </tr>
248 <tr>
249 <ti><c>gentoo-pr</c></ti>
250 <ti>Mailinglist for all Gentoo public-relation discussion</ti>
251 </tr>
252 <tr>
253 <ti><c>gentoo-qa</c></ti>
254 <ti>Discussions about QA and its improvement within Gentoo</ti>
255 </tr>
256 <tr>
257 <ti><c>gentoo-devrel</c></ti>
258 <ti>Gentoo Developer Relations mailing list</ti>
259 </tr>
260 <tr>
261 <ti><c>gentoo-userrel</c></ti>
262 <ti>Gentoo User Relations mailing list</ti>
263 </tr>
264 <tr>
265 <ti><c>gentoo-council</c></ti>
266 <ti>Gentoo Council mailing list</ti>
267 </tr>
268 <tr>
269 <ti><c>gentoo-mirrors</c></ti>
270 <ti>Announcements and discussion among Gentoo mirror admins and developers regarding releases and other issues</ti>
271 </tr>
272 <tr>
273 <ti><c>gentoo-dev-lang</c></ti>
274 <ti>Discussion of programming language support and related issues in Gentoo</ti>
275 </tr>
276 <tr>
277 <ti><c>gentoo-perl</c></ti>
278 <ti>Discussion of perl on Gentoo</ti>
279 </tr>
280 <tr>
281 <ti><c>gentoo-java</c></ti>
282 <ti>Discussion about Java on Gentoo</ti>
283 </tr>
284 <tr>
285 <ti><c>gentoo-science</c></ti>
286 <ti>Discussion on science-related applications and integration in Gentoo</ti>
287 </tr>
288 <tr>
289 <ti><c>gentoo-media</c></ti>
290 <ti>Discussion about Gentoo media packages</ti>
291 </tr>
292 <tr>
293 <ti><c>gentoo-gnustep</c></ti>
294 <ti>Discussion about GNUstep on Gentoo</ti>
295 </tr>
296 <tr>
297 <ti><c>gentoo-installer</c></ti>
298 <ti>Discussion about the <uri link="/proj/en/releng/installer/">Gentoo Linux Installer Project</uri></ti>
299 </tr>
300 <tr>
301 <ti><c>gentoo-accessibility</c></ti>
302 <ti>Discussion about the <uri link="/proj/en/desktop/accessibility/">Gentoo Accessibility Project</uri></ti>
303 </tr>
304 <tr>
305 <ti><c>gentoo-kbase</c></ti>
306 <ti>Discussion about the <uri link="/proj/en/kbase/">Gentoo Knowledge Base Project</uri></ti>
307 </tr>
308 <tr>
309 <ti><c>gentoo-scire</c></ti>
310 <ti>Discussion about the <uri link="/proj/en/scire/">Systems Configuration, Installation and Replication Environment Project</uri></ti>
311 </tr>
312 <tr>
313 <ti><c>gentoo-uk</c></ti>
314 <ti>Discussion within United Kingdom developers and UK based events organisation</ti>
315 </tr>
316 <tr>
317 <ti><c>gentoo-forum-translations</c></ti>
318 <ti>Gentoo Forums translations list</ti>
319 </tr>
320 <tr>
321 <ti><c>gentoo-soc</c></ti>
322 <ti>Discussion on Gentoo activities related to Google's Summer of Code</ti>
323 </tr>
324 <tr>
325 <ti><c>gentoo-devconference</c></ti>
326 <ti>Discussion on Gentoo Developer Conference</ti>
327 </tr>
328 </table>
329
330 </body>
331 </section>
332 <section>
333 <title>Non-English Mailing Lists</title>
334 <body>
335
336 <table>
337 <tr>
338 <th>List name</th>
339 <th>Description</th>
340 </tr>
341 <tr>
342 <ti><c>gentoo-user-de</c></ti>
343 <ti>deutschsprachige Gentoo User Diskussionsliste</ti>
344 </tr>
345 <tr>
346 <ti><c>gentoo-user-br</c></ti>
347 <ti>Brazilian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
348 </tr>
349 <tr>
350 <ti><c>gentoo-user-es</c></ti>
351 <ti>Lista para la ayuda y discusion de usuarios hispano-hablantes de Gentoo</ti>
352 </tr>
353 <tr>
354 <ti><c>gentoo-user-fr</c></ti>
355 <ti>French Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
356 </tr>
357 <tr>
358 <ti><c>gentoo-user-hu</c></ti>
359 <ti>Hungarian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
360 </tr>
361 <tr>
362 <ti><c>gentoo-user-id</c></ti>
363 <ti>Indonesian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
364 </tr>
365 <tr>
366 <ti><c>gentoo-user-kr</c></ti>
367 <ti>Korean Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
368 </tr>
369 <tr>
370 <ti><c>gentoo-user-pl</c></ti>
371 <ti>Polish Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
372 </tr>
373 <tr>
374 <ti><c>gentoo-user-cs</c></ti>
375 <ti>Czech and Slovak Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
376 </tr>
377 <tr>
378 <ti><c>gentoo-user-ru</c></ti>
379 <ti>Russian Gentoo User Mailing List</ti>
380 </tr>
381 <tr>
382 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn-de</c></ti>
383 <ti>German Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
384 </tr>
385 <tr>
386 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn-es</c></ti>
387 <ti>Spanish Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
388 </tr>
389 <tr>
390 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn-fr</c></ti>
391 <ti>French Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
392 </tr>
393 <tr>
394 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn-nl</c></ti>
395 <ti>Dutch Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
396 </tr>
397 <tr>
398 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn-pl</c></ti>
399 <ti>Polish Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
400 </tr>
401 <tr>
402 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-de</c></ti>
403 <ti>German Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
404 </tr>
405 <tr>
406 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-el</c></ti>
407 <ti>Greek Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
408 </tr>
409 <tr>
410 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-es</c></ti>
411 <ti>
412 Lista de correo dedicada a la traduccion y creacion de documentacion en
413 Espanol de Gentoo
414 </ti>
415 </tr>
416 <tr>
417 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-fi</c></ti>
418 <ti>Finnish Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
419 </tr>
420 <tr>
421 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-fr</c></ti>
422 <ti>French Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
423 </tr>
424 <tr>
425 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-id</c></ti>
426 <ti>Indonesian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
427 </tr>
428 <tr>
429 <ti><c>gentoo-docs-it</c></ti>
430 <ti>Italian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
431 </tr>
432 <tr>
433 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-lt</c></ti>
434 <ti>Lithuanian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
435 </tr>
436 <tr>
437 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-nl</c></ti>
438 <ti>Dutch Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
439 </tr>
440 <tr>
441 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-pl</c></ti>
442 <ti>Polish Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
443 </tr>
444 <tr>
445 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-ru</c></ti>
446 <ti>Russian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
447 </tr>
448 </table>
449
450 </body>
451 </section>
452 <section>
453 <title>Other Mailing Lists</title>
454 <body>
455
456 <table>
457 <tr>
458 <th>List name</th>
459 <th>Description</th>
460 </tr>
461 <tr>
462 <ti><c>libconf</c></ti>
463 <ti>For the discussion of libconf development</ti>
464 </tr>
465 <tr>
466 <ti><c>bug-wranglers</c></ti>
467 <ti>
468 Special-purpose list for the Gentoo Bug Wranglers. This mailing list is by
469 invite only. If you are interested in joining, simply get active on
470 bugzilla and help our existing members wrangle bugs. You'll get noticed and
471 invited to be a bug-wrangler in due course.
472 </ti>
473 </tr>
474 <tr>
475 <ti><c>www-redesign</c></ti>
476 <ti>Dedicated to the development of the new Gentoo website</ti>
477 </tr>
478 </table>
479
480 </body>
481 </section>
482
483 <section>
484 <title>Archives</title>
485 <body>
486
487 <p>
488 We used to host our own mail archives, but that got pretty boring fast. The
489 following sites host pretty decent archives of most of the mailing lists, so
490 please utilize them rather than asking for 'official' Gentoo mailing list
491 archives. These are the 'official' ones :).<br/>
492 <uri link="http://news.gmane.org/search.php?match=gentoo">Gmane</uri><br/>
493 <uri link="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/">MARC: Mailing list ARChives</uri><br/>
494 <uri link="http://www.mail-archive.com">Mail-Archive</uri>
495 </p>
496
497 </body>
498 </section>
499
500 <section>
501 <title>Mailing List Mini-FAQ</title>
502 <body>
503
504 <p>
505 <b>I subscribed to a list using my home email address, but I can't post to
506 the list from work. What do I do to fix this?</b>
507 </p>
508
509 <p>
510 To reduce spam, all of our lists are configured to only allow posts from
511 official subscriber email addresses. Fortunately, <c>mlmmj</c> supports
512 "nomail" subscriptions, allowing you to register alternate email addresses
513 that can be used only for posting to the list. Here's an example of how this works.
514 Let's say you subscribed to the <c>gentoo-dev</c> list as <c>jim@home.com</c>,
515 but you'd also like to post to the list using your <c>james@work.com</c> email
516 address. To do this, send a message (as <c>james@work.com</c>) to
517 <c>gentoo-dev+subscribe-nomail@gentoo.org</c>
518 You should then be allowed to post to <c>gentoo-dev</c> using both your home
519 and work email addresses.
520 </p>
521
522 <p>
523 <b>I want to switch from regular delivery to digest delivery. How do I do
524 this?</b>
525 </p>
526
527 <p>
528 Unsubscribe from the normal list and then subscribe to the digest list. For
529 list <c>listname</c>, this would be done by sending empty emails to the
530 following two addresses:
531 </p>
532
533 <p><c>listname+unsubscribe@gentoo.org</c><br/>
534 <c>listname+subscribe-digest@gentoo.org</c>
535 </p>
536
537 <p>
538 <b>How do I use procmail to filter Gentoo mailing list messages?</b>
539 </p>
540
541 <p>
542 To filter incoming mail arriving from list <c>listname</c>, use the following
543 <c>procmail</c> recipe:
544 </p>
545
546 <pre caption="Sample procmail recipe">
547 :0:
548 * ^List-Id:.*listname\.gentoo\.org
549 Mail/listname
550 </pre>
551
552 <p>
553 This is identical to how you'd filter incoming <e>Mailman</e> mailing list
554 manager emails.
555 </p>
556
557 </body>
558 </section>
559
560 </chapter>
561 </mainpage>

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