The mailing lists are the most direct way of addressing questions or opening a technical discussion to a concentrated FreeBSD audience. There are a wide variety of lists on a number of different FreeBSD topics. Sending questions to the most appropriate mailing list will invariably assure a faster and more accurate response.
The charters for the various lists are given at the bottom of this document. Please read the charter before joining or sending mail to any list. Most list subscribers receive many hundreds of FreeBSD related messages every day, and the charters and rules for use are meant to keep the signal-to-noise ratio of the lists high. To do less would see the mailing lists ultimately fail as an effective communications medium for the Project.
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When in doubt about what list to post a question to, see How to get best results from the FreeBSD-questions mailing list.
Before posting to any list, please learn about how to best use the mailing lists, such as how to help avoid frequently-repeated discussions, by reading the Mailing List Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.
Archives are kept for all of the mailing lists and can be searched using the FreeBSD World Wide Web server. The keyword searchable archive offers an excellent way of finding answers to frequently asked questions and should be consulted before posting a question. Note that this also means that messages sent to FreeBSD mailing lists are archived in perpetuity. When protecting privacy is a concern, consider using a disposable secondary email address and posting only public information.
General lists: The following are general lists which anyone is free (and encouraged) to join:
|freebsd-announce||Important events and Project milestones (moderated)|
|freebsd-arch||Architecture and design discussions|
|freebsd-bugbusters||Discussions pertaining to the maintenance of the FreeBSD problem report database and related tools|
|freebsd-chat||Non-technical items related to the FreeBSD community|
|freebsd-chromium||FreeBSD-specific Chromium issues|
|freebsd-current||Discussion concerning the use of FreeBSD-CURRENT|
|freebsd-isp||Issues for Internet Service Providers using FreeBSD|
|freebsd-jobs||FreeBSD employment and consulting opportunities|
|freebsd-questions||User questions and technical support|
|freebsd-security-notifications||Security notifications (moderated)|
|freebsd-stable||Discussion concerning the use of FreeBSD-STABLE|
|freebsd-test||Where to send test messages instead of to one of the actual lists|
Technical lists: The following lists are for technical discussion. Read the charter for each list carefully before joining or sending mail to one as there are firm guidelines for their use and content.
|freebsd-acpi||ACPI and power management development|
|freebsd-afs||Porting AFS to FreeBSD|
|freebsd-amd64||Porting FreeBSD to AMD64 systems (moderated)|
|freebsd-apache||Discussion about Apache related ports|
|freebsd-arm||Porting FreeBSD to ARM(R) processors|
|freebsd-atm||Using ATM networking with FreeBSD|
|freebsd-bluetooth||Using Bluetooth(R) technology in FreeBSD|
|freebsd-cloud||FreeBSD on cloud platforms (EC2, GCE, Azure, etc.)|
|freebsd-cluster||Using FreeBSD in a clustered environment|
|freebsd-database||Discussing database use and development under FreeBSD|
|freebsd-desktop||Using and improving FreeBSD on the desktop|
|freebsd-doc||Creating FreeBSD related documents|
|freebsd-drivers||Writing device drivers for FreeBSD|
|freebsd-dtrace||Using and working on DTrace in FreeBSD|
|freebsd-eclipse||FreeBSD users of Eclipse IDE, tools, rich client applications and ports.|
|freebsd-embedded||Using FreeBSD in embedded applications|
|freebsd-eol||Peer support of FreeBSD-related software that is no longer supported by the FreeBSD Project.|
|freebsd-emulation||Emulation of other systems such as Linux/MS-DOS(R)/Windows(R)|
|freebsd-enlightenment||Porting Enlightenment and Enlightenment applications|
|freebsd-firewire||FreeBSD FireWire(R) (iLink, IEEE 1394) technical discussion|
|freebsd-fortran||Fortran on FreeBSD|
|freebsd-games||Support for Games on FreeBSD|
|freebsd-gecko||Gecko Rendering Engine issues|
|freebsd-geom||GEOM-specific discussions and implementations|
|freebsd-git||Discussion of git use in the FreeBSD project|
|freebsd-gnome||Porting GNOME and GNOME applications|
|freebsd-hackers||General technical discussion|
|freebsd-hardware||General discussion of hardware for running FreeBSD|
|freebsd-ia32||FreeBSD on the IA-32 (Intel(R) x86) platform|
|freebsd-ia64||Porting FreeBSD to Intel(R)'s upcoming IA64 systems|
|freebsd-infiniband||Infiniband on FreeBSD|
|freebsd-ipfw||Technical discussion concerning the redesign of the IP firewall code|
|freebsd-jail||Discussion about the jail(8) facility|
|freebsd-java||Java™ developers and people porting JDK™s to FreeBSD|
|freebsd-lfs||Porting LFS to FreeBSD|
|freebsd-mips||Porting FreeBSD to MIPS(R)|
|freebsd-mobile||Discussions about mobile computing|
|freebsd-mono||Mono and C# applications on FreeBSD|
|freebsd-new-bus||Technical discussions about bus architecture|
|freebsd-net||Networking discussion and TCP/IP source code|
|freebsd-numerics||Discussions of high quality implementation of libm functions|
|freebsd-office||Office applications on FreeBSD|
|freebsd-performance||Performance tuning questions for high performance/load installations|
|freebsd-perl||Maintenance of a number of Perl-related ports|
|freebsd-pf||Discussion and questions about the packet filter firewall system|
|freebsd-pkg||Binary package management and package tools discussion|
|freebsd-pkg-fallout||Fallout logs from package building|
|freebsd-pkgbase||Packaging the FreeBSD base system|
|freebsd-platforms||Concerning ports to non Intel(R) architecture platforms|
|freebsd-ports||Discussion of the Ports Collection|
|freebsd-ports-announce||Important news and instructions about the Ports Collection (moderated)|
|freebsd-ports-bugs||Discussion of the ports bugs/PRs|
|freebsd-ppc||Porting FreeBSD to the PowerPC(R)|
|freebsd-proliant||Technical discussion of FreeBSD on HP ProLiant server platforms|
|freebsd-python||FreeBSD-specific Python issues|
|freebsd-rc||Discussion related to the
|freebsd-realtime||Development of realtime extensions to FreeBSD|
|freebsd-ruby||FreeBSD-specific Ruby discussions|
|freebsd-scsi||The SCSI subsystem|
|freebsd-security||Security issues affecting FreeBSD|
|freebsd-small||Using FreeBSD in embedded applications (obsolete; use freebsd-embedded instead)|
|freebsd-snapshots||FreeBSD Development Snapshot Announcements|
|freebsd-sparc64||Porting FreeBSD to SPARC(R) based systems|
|freebsd-standards||FreeBSD's conformance to the C99 and the POSIX(R) standards|
|freebsd-tcltk||FreeBSD-specific Tcl/Tk discussions|
|freebsd-testing||Testing on FreeBSD|
|freebsd-tex||Porting TeX and its applications to FreeBSD|
|freebsd-threads||Threading in FreeBSD|
|freebsd-tilera||Porting FreeBSD to the Tilera family of CPUs|
|freebsd-tokenring||Support Token Ring in FreeBSD|
|freebsd-toolchain||Maintenance of FreeBSD's integrated toolchain|
|freebsd-translators||Translating FreeBSD documents and programs|
|freebsd-transport||Discussions of transport level network protocols in FreeBSD|
|freebsd-usb||Discussing FreeBSD support for USB|
|freebsd-virtualization||Discussion of various virtualization techniques supported by FreeBSD|
|freebsd-vuxml||Discussion on VuXML infrastructure|
|freebsd-x11||Maintenance and support of X11 on FreeBSD|
|freebsd-xen||Discussion of the FreeBSD port to Xen™ — implementation and usage|
|freebsd-xfce||XFCE for FreeBSD — porting and maintaining|
|freebsd-zope||Zope for FreeBSD — porting and maintaining|
Limited lists: The following lists are for more specialized (and demanding) audiences and are probably not of interest to the general public. It is also a good idea to establish a presence in the technical lists before joining one of these limited lists in order to understand the communications etiquette involved.
|freebsd-hubs||People running mirror sites (infrastructural support)|
|freebsd-user-groups||User group coordination|
|freebsd-wip-status||FreeBSD Work-In-Progress Status|
|freebsd-wireless||Discussions of 802.11 stack, tools, device driver development|
Digest lists: All of the above lists are available in a digest format. Once subscribed to a list, the digest options can be changed in the account options section.
SVN lists: The following lists are for people interested in seeing the log messages for changes to various areas of the source tree. They are Read-Only lists and should not have mail sent to them.
|List||Source area||Area Description (source for)|
|svn-doc-all||All changes to the doc Subversion repository
(except for |
|svn-doc-head||All changes to the “head” branch of the doc Subversion repository|
|svn-doc-projects||All changes to the |
|svn-doc-svnadmin||All changes to the administrative scripts, hooks, and other configuration data of the doc Subversion repository|
|svn-ports-all||All changes to the ports Subversion repository|
|svn-ports-head||All changes to the “head” branch of the ports Subversion repository|
|svn-ports-svnadmin||All changes to the administrative scripts, hooks, and other configuration data of the ports Subversion repository|
|svn-src-all||All changes to the src Subversion repository
(except for |
|svn-src-head||All changes to the “head” branch of the src Subversion repository (the FreeBSD-CURRENT branch)|
|svn-src-projects||All changes to the |
|svn-src-release||All changes to the |
|svn-src-releng||All changes to the |
|svn-src-stable||All changes to the all stable branches of the src Subversion repository|
|svn-src-stable-6||All changes to the |
|svn-src-stable-7||All changes to the |
|svn-src-stable-8||All changes to the |
|svn-src-stable-9||All changes to the |
|svn-src-stable-10||All changes to the |
|svn-src-stable-11||All changes to the |
|svn-src-stable-other||All changes to the
|svn-src-svnadmin||All changes to the administrative scripts, hooks, and other configuration data of the src Subversion repository|
|svn-src-user||All changes to the
|svn-src-vendor||All changes to the vendor work area of the src Subversion repository|
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ACPI and power management development
Andrew File System
This list is for discussion on porting and using AFS from CMU/Transarc
Important events / milestones
This is the mailing list for people interested only in occasional announcements of significant FreeBSD events. This includes announcements about snapshots and other releases. It contains announcements of new FreeBSD capabilities. It may contain calls for volunteers etc. This is a low volume, strictly moderated mailing list.
Architecture and design discussions
This list is for discussion of the FreeBSD architecture. Messages will mostly be kept strictly technical in nature. Examples of suitable topics are:
How to re-vamp the build system to have several customized builds running at the same time.
What needs to be fixed with VFS to make Heidemann layers work.
How do we change the device driver interface to be able to use the same drivers cleanly on many buses and architectures.
How to write a network driver.
Bluetooth(R) in FreeBSD
This is the forum where FreeBSD's Bluetooth(R) users congregate. Design issues, implementation details, patches, bug reports, status reports, feature requests, and all matters related to Bluetooth(R) are fair game.
Coordination of the Problem Report handling effort
The purpose of this list is to serve as a coordination and discussion forum for the Bugmeister, his Bugbusters, and any other parties who have a genuine interest in the PR database. This list is not for discussions about specific bugs, patches or PRs.
This is the mailing list for reporting bugs in FreeBSD. Whenever possible, bugs should be submitted using the web interface to it.
Non technical items related to the FreeBSD community
This list contains the overflow from the other lists about non-technical, social information. It includes discussion about whether Jordan looks like a toon ferret or not, whether or not to type in capitals, who is drinking too much coffee, where the best beer is brewed, who is brewing beer in their basement, and so on. Occasional announcements of important events (such as upcoming parties, weddings, births, new jobs, etc) can be made to the technical lists, but the follow ups should be directed to this -chat list.
FreeBSD-specific Chromium issues
This is a list for the discussion of Chromium support for FreeBSD. This is a technical list to discuss development and installation of Chromium.
Running FreeBSD on various cloud platforms
This list discusses running FreeBSD on Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure, and other cloud computing platforms.
FreeBSD core team
This is an internal mailing list for use by the core members. Messages can be sent to it when a serious FreeBSD-related matter requires arbitration or high-level scrutiny.
Discussions about the use of FreeBSD-CURRENT
This is the mailing list for users of FreeBSD-CURRENT. It includes warnings about new features coming out in -CURRENT that will affect the users, and instructions on steps that must be taken to remain -CURRENT. Anyone running “CURRENT” must subscribe to this list. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
Using and improving FreeBSD on the desktop
This is a forum for discussion of FreeBSD on the desktop. It is primarily a place for desktop porters and users to discuss issues and improve FreeBSD's desktop support.
This mailing list is for the discussion of issues and projects related to the creation of documentation for FreeBSD. The members of this mailing list are collectively referred to as “The FreeBSD Documentation Project”. It is an open list; feel free to join and contribute!
Writing device drivers for FreeBSD
This is a forum for technical discussions related to device drivers on FreeBSD. It is primarily a place for device driver writers to ask questions about how to write device drivers using the APIs in the FreeBSD kernel.
Using and working on DTrace in FreeBSD
DTrace is an integrated component of FreeBSD that provides a framework for understanding the kernel as well as user space programs at run time. The mailing list is an archived discussion for developers of the code as well as those using it.
FreeBSD users of Eclipse IDE, tools, rich client applications and ports.
The intention of this list is to provide mutual support for everything to do with choosing, installing, using, developing and maintaining the Eclipse IDE, tools, rich client applications on the FreeBSD platform and assisting with the porting of Eclipse IDE and plugins to the FreeBSD environment.
The intention is also to facilitate exchange of information between the Eclipse community and the FreeBSD community to the mutual benefit of both.
Although this list is focused primarily on the needs of Eclipse users it will also provide a forum for those who would like to develop FreeBSD specific applications using the Eclipse framework.
Using FreeBSD in embedded applications
This list discusses topics related to using FreeBSD in embedded systems. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected. For the purpose of this list, embedded systems are those computing devices which are not desktops and which usually serve a single purpose as opposed to being general computing environments. Examples include, but are not limited to, all kinds of phone handsets, network equipment such as routers, switches and PBXs, remote measuring equipment, PDAs, Point Of Sale systems, and so on.
Emulation of other systems such as Linux/MS-DOS(R)/Windows(R)
This is a forum for technical discussions related to running programs written for other operating systems on FreeBSD.
Discussions concerning the Enlightenment Desktop Environment for FreeBSD systems. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
Peer support of FreeBSD-related software that is no longer supported by the FreeBSD Project.
This list is for those interested in providing or making use of peer support of FreeBSD-related software for which the FreeBSD Project no longer provides official support in the form of security advisories and patches.
FireWire(R) (iLink, IEEE 1394)
This is a mailing list for discussion of the design and implementation of a FireWire(R) (aka IEEE 1394 aka iLink) subsystem for FreeBSD. Relevant topics specifically include the standards, bus devices and their protocols, adapter boards/cards/chips sets, and the architecture and implementation of code for their proper support.
Fortran on FreeBSD
This is the mailing list for discussion of Fortran related ports on FreeBSD: compilers, libraries, scientific and engineering applications from laptops to HPC clusters.
Discussions concerning FreeBSD filesystems. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
Games on FreeBSD
This is a technical list for discussions related to bringing games to FreeBSD. It is for individuals actively working on porting games to FreeBSD, to bring up problems or discuss alternative solutions. Individuals interested in following the technical discussion are also welcome.
Gecko Rendering Engine
This is a forum about Gecko applications using FreeBSD.
Discussion centers around Gecko Ports applications, their installation, their development and their support within FreeBSD.
Discussions specific to GEOM and related implementations. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
Use of git in the FreeBSD project
Discussions of how to use git in FreeBSD infrastructure including the github mirror and other uses of git for project collaboration. Discussion area for people using git against the FreeBSD github mirror. People wanting to get started with the mirror or git in general on FreeBSD can ask here.
Discussions concerning The GNOME Desktop Environment for FreeBSD systems. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
Infiniband on FreeBSD
Technical mailing list discussing Infiniband, OFED, and OpenSM on FreeBSD.
This is the forum for technical discussions concerning the redesign of the IP firewall code in FreeBSD. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
Porting FreeBSD to IA64
This is a technical mailing list for individuals actively working on porting FreeBSD to the IA-64 platform from Intel(R), to bring up problems or discuss alternative solutions. Individuals interested in following the technical discussion are also welcome.
This is the mailing list for people discussing the development of ISDN support for FreeBSD.
This is the mailing list for people discussing the development of significant Java™ applications for FreeBSD and the porting and maintenance of JDK™s.
Jobs offered and sought
This is a forum for posting employment notices specifically related to FreeBSD and resumes from those seeking FreeBSD-related employment. This is not a mailing list for general employment issues since adequate forums for that already exist elsewhere.
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Discussions concerning KDE on FreeBSD systems. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
This is a forum for technical discussions related to FreeBSD. This is the primary technical mailing list. It is for individuals actively working on FreeBSD, to bring up problems or discuss alternative solutions. Individuals interested in following the technical discussion are also welcome. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
General discussion of FreeBSD hardware
General discussion about the types of hardware that FreeBSD runs on, various problems and suggestions concerning what to buy or avoid.
Announcements and discussion for people who run FreeBSD mirror sites.
Issues for Internet Service Providers
This mailing list is for discussing topics relevant to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) using FreeBSD. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
Mono and C# applications on FreeBSD
This is a list for discussions related to the Mono development framework on FreeBSD. This is a technical mailing list. It is for individuals actively working on porting Mono or C# applications to FreeBSD, to bring up problems or discuss alternative solutions. Individuals interested in following the technical discussion are also welcome.
Office applications on FreeBSD
Discussion centers around office applications, their installation, their development and their support within FreeBSD.
Project Infrastructure Announcements
This is the mailing list for people interested in changes and issues related to the FreeBSD.org Project infrastructure.
This moderated list is strictly for announcements: no replies, requests, discussions, or opinions.
Discussions about tuning or speeding up FreeBSD
This mailing list exists to provide a place for hackers, administrators, and/or concerned parties to discuss performance related topics pertaining to FreeBSD. Acceptable topics includes talking about FreeBSD installations that are either under high load, are experiencing performance problems, or are pushing the limits of FreeBSD. Concerned parties that are willing to work toward improving the performance of FreeBSD are highly encouraged to subscribe to this list. This is a highly technical list ideally suited for experienced FreeBSD users, hackers, or administrators interested in keeping FreeBSD fast, robust, and scalable. This list is not a question-and-answer list that replaces reading through documentation, but it is a place to make contributions or inquire about unanswered performance related topics.
Discussion and questions about the packet filter firewall system
Discussion concerning the packet filter (pf) firewall system in terms of FreeBSD. Technical discussion and user questions are both welcome. This list is also a place to discuss the ALTQ QoS framework.
Binary package management and package tools discussion
Discussion of all aspects of managing FreeBSD systems by using binary packages to install software, including binary package toolkits and formats, their development and support within FreeBSD, package repository management, and third party packages.
Note that discussion of ports which fail to generate packages correctly should generally be considered as ports problems, and so inappropriate for this list.
Fallout logs from package building
All packages building failures logs from the package building clusters
Packaging the FreeBSD base system.
Discussions surrounding implementation and issues regarding packaging the FreeBSD base system.
Porting to Non Intel(R) platforms
Cross-platform FreeBSD issues, general discussion and proposals for non Intel(R) FreeBSD ports. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
Discussion of “ports”
Discussions concerning FreeBSD's “ports collection” (
/usr/ports), ports infrastructure, and general ports coordination efforts. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
Important news and instructions about the FreeBSD “Ports Collection”
Important news for developers, porters, and users of the “Ports Collection” (
/usr/ports), including architecture/infrastructure changes, new capabilities, critical upgrade instructions, and release engineering information. This is a low-volume mailing list, intended for announcements.
Discussion of “ports” bugs
Discussions concerning problem reports for FreeBSD's “ports collection” (
/usr/ports), proposed ports, or modifications to ports. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
Technical discussion of FreeBSD on HP ProLiant server platforms
This mailing list is to be used for the technical discussion of the usage of FreeBSD on HP ProLiant servers, including the discussion of ProLiant-specific drivers, management software, configuration tools, and BIOS updates. As such, this is the primary place to discuss the hpasmd, hpasmcli, and hpacucli modules.
Python on FreeBSD
This is a list for discussions related to improving Python-support on FreeBSD. This is a technical mailing list. It is for individuals working on porting Python, its third party modules and Zope stuff to FreeBSD. Individuals interested in following the technical discussion are also welcome.
This is the mailing list for questions about FreeBSD. Do not send “how to” questions to the technical lists unless the question is quite technical.
FreeBSD-specific Ruby discussions
This is a list for discussions related to the Ruby support on FreeBSD. This is a technical mailing list. It is for individuals working on Ruby ports, third party libraries and frameworks.
Individuals interested in the technical discussion are also welcome.
This is the mailing list for people working on the SCSI subsystem for FreeBSD. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
FreeBSD computer security issues (DES, Kerberos, known security holes and fixes, etc). This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical discussion is expected. Note that this is not a question-and-answer list, but that contributions (BOTH question AND answer) to the FAQ are welcome.
Notifications of FreeBSD security problems and fixes. This is not a discussion list. The discussion list is FreeBSD-security.
Using FreeBSD in embedded applications
This list discusses topics related to unusually small and embedded FreeBSD installations. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
This list has been obsoleted by freebsd-embedded.
FreeBSD Development Snapshot Announcements
This list provides notifications about the availability of new FreeBSD development snapshots for the head/ and stable/ branches.
Discussions about the use of FreeBSD-STABLE
This is the mailing list for users of FreeBSD-STABLE. “STABLE” is the branch where development continues after a RELEASE, including bug fixes and new features. The ABI is kept stable for binary compatibility. It includes warnings about new features coming out in -STABLE that will affect the users, and instructions on steps that must be taken to remain -STABLE. Anyone running “STABLE” should subscribe to this list. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
C99 & POSIX Conformance
This is a forum for technical discussions related to FreeBSD Conformance to the C99 and the POSIX standards.
Testing on FreeBSD
Technical mailing list discussing testing on FreeBSD, including ATF/Kyua, test build infrastructure, port tests to FreeBSD from other operating systems (NetBSD, ...), etc.
Porting TeX and its applications to FreeBSD
This is a technical mailing list for discussions related to TeX and its applications on FreeBSD. It is for individuals actively working on porting TeX to FreeBSD, to bring up problems or discuss alternative solutions. Individuals interested in following the technical discussion are also welcome.
Maintenance of FreeBSD's integrated toolchain
This is the mailing list for discussions related to the maintenance of the toolchain shipped with FreeBSD. This could include the state of Clang and GCC, but also pieces of software such as assemblers, linkers and debuggers.
Discussions of transport level network protocols in FreeBSD
The transport mailing list exists for the discussion of issues and designs around the transport level protocols in the FreeBSD network stack, including TCP, SCTP and UDP. Other networking topics, including driver specific and network protocol issues should be discussed on the FreeBSD networking mailing list.
Translating FreeBSD documents and programs
A discussion list where translators of FreeBSD documents from English into other languages can talk about translation methods and tools. New members are asked to introduce themselves and mention the languages they are interested in translating.
Discussing FreeBSD support for USB
This is a mailing list for technical discussions related to FreeBSD support for USB.
User Group Coordination List
This is the mailing list for the coordinators from each of the local area Users Groups to discuss matters with each other and a designated individual from the Core Team. This mail list should be limited to meeting synopsis and coordination of projects that span User Groups.
Discussion of various virtualization techniques supported by FreeBSD
A list to discuss the various virtualization techniques supported by FreeBSD. On one hand the focus will be on the implementation of the basic functionality as well as adding new features. On the other hand users will have a forum to ask for help in case of problems or to discuss their use cases.
FreeBSD Work-In-Progress Status
This mailing list can be used by developers to announce the creation and progress of FreeBSD related work. Messages will be moderated. It is suggested to send the message "To:" a more topical FreeBSD list and only "BCC:" this list. This way the WIP can also be discussed on the topical list, as no discussion is allowed on this list.
Look inside the archives for examples of suitable messages.
An editorial digest of the messages to this list might be posted to the FreeBSD website every few months as part of the Status Reports . Past reports are archived.
Discussions of 802.11 stack, tools device driver development
The FreeBSD-wireless list focuses on 802.11 stack (sys/net80211), device driver and tools development. This includes bugs, new features and maintenance.
Discussion of the FreeBSD port to Xen™ — implementation and usage
A list that focuses on the FreeBSD Xen™ port. The anticipated traffic level is small enough that it is intended as a forum for both technical discussions of the implementation and design details as well as administrative deployment issues.
This is a forum for discussions related to bring the XFCE environment to FreeBSD. This is a technical mailing list. It is for individuals actively working on porting XFCE to FreeBSD, to bring up problems or discuss alternative solutions. Individuals interested in following the technical discussion are also welcome.
This is a forum for discussions related to bring the Zope environment to FreeBSD. This is a technical mailing list. It is for individuals actively working on porting Zope to FreeBSD, to bring up problems or discuss alternative solutions. Individuals interested in following the technical discussion are also welcome.
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