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! List
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! List (flightgear-…)
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! Contents
 
<!-- ! Status -->
 
<!-- ! Status -->
 
! Archive
 
! Archive
 
! Subscribe
 
! Subscribe
 
! Email address
 
! Email address
! Contents
 
 
! Remarks
 
! Remarks
 
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| Flightgear-announce
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| announce
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| FlightGear announcements
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-announce archive]
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-announce archive]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-announce subscribe]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-announce subscribe]
 
| flightgear-announce@lists.sourceforge.net
 
| flightgear-announce@lists.sourceforge.net
| FlightGear announcements
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| Flightgear-bugs
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| bugs
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| FlightGear Bug Tracker
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-bugs archive]
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-bugs archive]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-bugs subscribe]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-bugs subscribe]
 
| flightgear-bugs@lists.sourceforge.net
 
| flightgear-bugs@lists.sourceforge.net
| FlightGear Bug Tracker
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| Flightgear-builds
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| builds
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| Chatter from the FlightGear build servers
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-builds archive]
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-builds archive]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-builds subscribe]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-builds subscribe]
 
| flightgear-builds@lists.sourceforge.net
 
| flightgear-builds@lists.sourceforge.net
| Chatter from the FlightGear build servers
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| Flightgear-commitlogs
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| commitlogs
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| Source code change commit logs
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-commitlogs archive]
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-commitlogs archive]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-commitlogs subscribe]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-commitlogs subscribe]
 
| flightgear-commitlogs@lists.sourceforge.net
 
| flightgear-commitlogs@lists.sourceforge.net
| Source code change commit logs
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| Flightgear-cvslogs
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| cvslogs
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| CVS commit log distribution
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-cvslogs archive]
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-cvslogs archive]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-cvslogs subscribe]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-cvslogs subscribe]
 
| flightgear-cvslogs@lists.sourceforge.net
 
| flightgear-cvslogs@lists.sourceforge.net
| CVS commit log distribution
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| Flightgear-devel
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| devel
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| FlightGear developer discussions
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-devel archive]
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-devel archive]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-devel subscribe]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-devel subscribe]
 
| flightgear-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
 
| flightgear-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
| FlightGear developer discussions
 
 
| Most active list
 
| Most active list
 
|-
 
|-
| Flightgear-fgaddon-commitlogs
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| fgaddon-commitlogs
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| Commit log message for the fgaddon repository (content developers)
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-fgaddon-commitlogs archive]
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-fgaddon-commitlogs archive]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-fgaddon-commitlogs subscribe]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-fgaddon-commitlogs subscribe]
 
| flightgear-fgaddon-commitlogs@lists.sourceforge.net
 
| flightgear-fgaddon-commitlogs@lists.sourceforge.net
| Commit log message for the fgaddon repository (content developers)
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| Flightgear-flightmodel
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| flightmodel
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| Flight model discussions
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-flightmodel archive]
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-flightmodel archive]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-flightmodel subscribe]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-flightmodel subscribe]
 
| flightgear-flightmodel@lists.sourceforge.net
 
| flightgear-flightmodel@lists.sourceforge.net
| Flight model discussions
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| Flightgear-newsletter
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| newsletter
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| FlightGear newsletter announcements and discussions
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-newsletter archive]
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-newsletter archive]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-newsletter subscribe]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-newsletter subscribe]
 
| flightgear-newsletter@lists.sourceforge.net
 
| flightgear-newsletter@lists.sourceforge.net
| FlightGear newsletter announcements and discussions
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| Flightgear-scenery
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| scenery
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| Discussion of Scenery development: code, tools, GIS data, models, etc.
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-scenery archive]
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-scenery archive]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-scenery subscribe]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-scenery subscribe]
 
| flightgear-scenery@lists.sourceforge.net
 
| flightgear-scenery@lists.sourceforge.net
| Discussion of Scenery development: code, tools, GIS data, models, etc.
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| Flightgear-users
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| users
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| FlightGear user discussions
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-users archive]
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=flightgear-users archive]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-users subscribe]
 
| [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-users subscribe]
 
| flightgear-users@lists.sourceforge.net
 
| flightgear-users@lists.sourceforge.net
| FlightGear user discussions
 
 
| Mostly replaced by [http://forum.flightgear.org the forum]
 
| Mostly replaced by [http://forum.flightgear.org the forum]
 
|}
 
|}
  
== Subscribing to a mailing list ==
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== How to subscribe to a mailing list ==
 
To sign up for one of the above mailing lists following these steps:
 
To sign up for one of the above mailing lists following these steps:
  
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Keep in mind that many of the lists are 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 you will simply find there is none.
 
Keep in mind that many of the lists are 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 you will simply find there is none.
  
== Posting to the mailing lists without subscribing ==
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== Posting to a mailing list without subscribing ==
 
Subscribing is not strictly necessary to send emails.
 
Subscribing is not strictly necessary to send emails.
  

Revision as of 07:57, 23 May 2015

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 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.

List (flightgear-…) Contents Archive Subscribe Email address Remarks
announce FlightGear announcements archive subscribe flightgear-announce@lists.sourceforge.net
bugs FlightGear Bug Tracker archive subscribe flightgear-bugs@lists.sourceforge.net
builds Chatter from the FlightGear build servers archive subscribe flightgear-builds@lists.sourceforge.net
commitlogs Source code change commit logs archive subscribe flightgear-commitlogs@lists.sourceforge.net
cvslogs CVS commit log distribution archive subscribe flightgear-cvslogs@lists.sourceforge.net
devel FlightGear developer discussions archive subscribe flightgear-devel@lists.sourceforge.net Most active list
fgaddon-commitlogs Commit log message for the fgaddon repository (content developers) archive subscribe flightgear-fgaddon-commitlogs@lists.sourceforge.net
flightmodel Flight model discussions archive subscribe flightgear-flightmodel@lists.sourceforge.net
newsletter FlightGear newsletter announcements and discussions archive subscribe flightgear-newsletter@lists.sourceforge.net
scenery Discussion of Scenery development: code, tools, GIS data, models, etc. archive subscribe flightgear-scenery@lists.sourceforge.net
users FlightGear user discussions archive subscribe flightgear-users@lists.sourceforge.net Mostly replaced by the forum

How to subscribe to a mailing list

To sign up for one of the above mailing lists following these steps:

  1. Click a subscribe link in the list above to get to the form where you sign up for that list.
  2. Add your email address and pick a password, then click the Subscribe button.
    • If you want to instantly see responses, do not choose 'daily digest'. This option can be changed at any time.
  3. Wait for a confirmation email (usually within 10 seconds, and a few minutes max). It can often be found in your spam folder. Then click on the link in that message.
  4. Select your settings.
  5. At the bottom there are two buttons, one to cancel the process the other to subscript. Click on the correct button.
    • This step is often forgotten!

When you are subscribing to most of the mailings list you can post messages freely. You might be kicked off if you bring conflicts or noise, though.

Discuss your problem laying it out in as much detail you can and show that you are interested 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.

Keep in mind that many of the lists are 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 you will simply find there is none.

Posting to a mailing list without subscribing

Subscribing is not strictly necessary to send emails.

Your post may be significantly delayed if you are not subscribed though. E-mails from addresses which are not subscribed to the list are held for moderator approval before they are posted.

Report bugs to the issue tracker

Bugs should preferably be reported to the issue tracker instead of posting to a mailing list.

You may have to register a SourceForge account first.

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