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Mailing lists

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The mailing lists: Newsletter inactive
'''Mailing lists''' are used for some of the FlightGear community's communications, in particular among the core developers who are working on the flight simulator itself.
Some questions are better asked on the mailing list instead of the forum. You , especially those related to core development or project infrastructure, but you do not strictly have to be a core developer to subscribe and/or post to the mailing lists.
== The mailing lists ==
Some of the lists are for discussions while some only contain announcements.
{| class="wikitable"
! List
! Contents<!-- ! Status-->
! Archive
! Subscribe
! Email E-mail address
! Remarks
| rowspan="1" style="background: #33cf83; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" | Active
| rowspan="1" style="background: #ffe344; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" | Quiet
| rowspan="1" style="background: #ff6e67; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" | Inactive
| FlightGearflightgear-Develannounce| rowspan="2" style="background: #33cf83; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" | ActiveFlightGear announcements | [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name={{Mailing list archive|flightgear-devel archive] announce}}| [http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/{{Mailing list subscription link|flightgear-devel subscribe]announce}}| {{Mailing list e-mail address| flightgear-devel@lists.sourceforge.netannounce}}| The most active list. Where you can contact mostly core developers.
| FlightGearrowspan="1" style="background: #ff6e67; color: black; vertical-commitlogs| [httpalign://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=middle;" | flightgear-commitlogs bugs| Bug tracker messages| {{Mailing list archive] |flightgear-bugs}}| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/{{Mailing list subscription link|flightgear-commitlogs subscribe]bugs}}| {{Mailing list e-mail address| flightgear-commitlogs@lists.sourceforge.netbugs}}| Announces all commits to some of the repositories.Apparently dismissed
| FlightGearflightgear-Scenerybuilds| rowspan="2" style="background: #ffe344; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" | QuietChatter from the FlightGear build servers | [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name={{Mailing list archive|flightgear-scenery archive] builds}}| [http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/{{Mailing list subscription link|flightgear-scenery subscribe]builds}}| {{Mailing list e-mail address| flightgear-scenery@lists.sourceforge.netbuilds}}| Scenery developments.
| FlightGearflightgear-Userscommitlogs| [Source code change commit logs| {{Mailing list archive|flightgear-commitlogs}}| {{Mailing list subscription link|flightgear-commitlogs}}| {{Mailing list e-mail address|flightgear-commitlogs}}| As of May 2016, commit logs over 160 KB need to be approved manually by the list moderator; therefore, their delivery might be delayed.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://sourceforge.net/mailarchivep/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear/mailman/message/33913347/|title=<nowiki>Re: [Flightgear-users archivedevel][Flightgear-commitlogs] [FGData] FlightGear data - next generation branch next updated. 7b595eca19e1bfb83ae330c02f2eeec5e9c9da58</nowiki>| [author=<nowiki>Curtis Olson</nowiki>|date=<nowiki>2015-04-19</nowiki>}}</ref> In the future, bigger logs might not be sent anymore to the list in their entirety, to keep messages short and readable.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfop/flightgear/mailman/message/33913630/|title=<nowiki>Re: [Flightgear-users subscribedevel][Flightgear-commitlogs] [FGData] FlightGear data - next generation branch next updated. 7b595eca19e1bfb83ae330c02f2eeec5e9c9da58</nowiki>| flightgearauthor=<nowiki>Edward d'Auvergne</nowiki>|date=<nowiki>2015-users@lists.sourceforge.net04-19</nowiki>}}</ref><ref>{{cite web | Mostly replaced by [url=http://forumsourceforge.net/p/flightgear.org the forum/mailman/message/33913846/|title=<nowiki>Re: [Flightgear-devel] these days[Flightgear-commitlogs] [FGData] FlightGear data - next generation branch next updated.7b595eca19e1bfb83ae330c02f2eeec5e9c9da58</nowiki>|author=<nowiki>Curtis Olson</nowiki>|date=<nowiki>2015-04-19</nowiki>}}</ref>
| FlightGear-Announce| rowspan="31" style="background: #ff6e67; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" | Inactiveflightgear-cvslogs| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=CVS commit logs| {{Mailing list archive|flightgear-announce cvslogs}}| {{Mailing list subscription link|flightgear-cvslogs}}| {{Mailing list e-mail address|flightgear-cvslogs}}| Apparently dismissed|-| flightgear-devel| FlightGear developer discussions| {{Mailing list archive]|flightgear-devel}}| [http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/{{Mailing list subscription link|flightgear-announce subscribedevel}}| {{Mailing list e-mail address|flightgear-devel}}| Most active list|-| flightgear-fgaddon-commitlogs| Commit logs for the [[FGAddon]] repository (content developers) | {{Mailing list archive| flightgear-announce@lists.sourceforge.netfgaddon-commitlogs}}| {{Mailing list subscription link|flightgear-fgaddon-commitlogs}}| {{Mailing list e-mail address|flightgear-fgaddon-commitlogs}}
| FlightGearflightgear-FlightModel flightmodel| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=Flight model discussions | {{Mailing list archive|flightgear-flightmodel archive]}}| [http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/{{Mailing list subscription link|flightgear-flightmodel subscribe]}}| {{Mailing list e-mail address| flightgear-flightmodel@lists.sourceforge.net}}
| FlightGearrowspan="1" style="background: #ff6e67; color: black; vertical-Newsletteralign: middle;" | flightgear-newsletter| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=[FlightGear Newsletter|Newsletter]] announcements and discussions | {{Mailing list archive|flightgear-newsletter archive] }}| [http{{Mailing list subscription link|flightgear-newsletter}}| {{Mailing list e-mail address|flightgear-newsletter}}| Last post 2012|-| flightgear-scenery| Discussion of scenery development://listscode, tools, GIS data, models, etc.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/| {{Mailing list archive|flightgear-newsletter subscribe]scenery}}| {{Mailing list subscription link|flightgear-scenery}}| {{Mailing list e-mail address|flightgear-scenery}}
| Receive an email when a new edition is published-| flightgear-users| FlightGear user discussions| {{Mailing list archive|flightgear-users}}| {{Mailing list subscription link|flightgear-users}}| {{Mailing list e-mail address|flightgear-users}}| Mostly replaced by [http://forum.flightgear.org the forum]
== Posting How to the subscribe to a mailing lists without subscribing list ==Subscribing is not strictly necessary to send emails.To sign up for one of the above mailing lists, follow these steps:
# Click a '''Subscribe''' link in the list above to get to the mailing list subscription form.# Enter your e-mail address in the '''Your post may email address:''' box. You can optionally also:#* give your name;#* choose to receive e-mails ''batched in a daily digest'' (merged in a single message) or not;#* choose a password you can use to edit your subscription options in the future. If you do not enter a password, one will be significantly delayed if automatically generated for you are .{{warning|Do not subscribed thoughuse a valuable password as it will be occasionally sent to you via e-mail (this means that someone snooping on your messages might be able to get it). E}}<ol start="3"><li>Click the {{button|Subscribe}} button.</li><li>You will be sent a confirmation e-mails mail (usually it is delivered within ten seconds, but it can take up to a few minutes; if you do not see it, check your Spam folder). Click on the confirmation link in the message.</li><li>SourceForge will display you a confirmation page where you can change some settings chosen in step 2. Click on {{button|Subscribe to list ''list name''}} to complete the process.</li></ol> == Posting to mailing lists ==To protect list subscribers from addresses which spam, you are not allowed to post there only after you have subscribed , and to send e-mails from the address you are subscribed with.<ref name="MLPolicy">{{cite web|url = https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?p=244916|title = <nowiki>Re: Why is my post rejected from devel list ?</nowiki>|author = <nowiki>curt</nowiki>|date = May 31st, 2015|added = May 5th, 2016|script_version = 0.32}}</ref> For the same reason, first posts are held for subject to moderator approval before they to catch the cases where people sign up for the sole purpose of posting spam.<ref name="MLPolicy" /> When posting to the lists, discuss your problem laying it out in as much detail you can and show that you are postedinterested in the problem. If you are willing to work on it will also help, even if it is not related to coding itself. If your discussion is more than just asking for features to be added you have a better chance of getting help and you may find people there who can give you pointers on how to approach your problem. Also, be civil - avoid bringing conflicts or noise. Keep in mind that getting a response from the lists is usually slower than the forum and that responses may take several days. Should it take more than a week, you might want to probe the interest by responding to your own message; sometimes, there might be no reply as there is none.
== Report bugs to the issue tracker ==
Bugs should preferably be {{create ticket|reported}} to the {{tickets|issue tracker}} instead of posting them to a mailing list.
You may have to {{register to sf|register a SourceForge account}} first.
== External links ==
* [http://www.flightgear.org/mail.html DetailsFlightGear mailing list details]* [http://sourceforge.net/p/flightgear/mailman/ List of all project mailing lists on SourceForge] {{appendix}}

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