Mailing lists

Best practice

When beginning a new discussion on the mailing lists, except for the wiki@ mailing list, prepend your subject with the project name you are referring to. This makes it easier for project maintainers to answer your questions.

Here is an example:

Subject: [st] X not working

When sending patches use the following form:

Subject: [st][patch] subject here

In both cases describe the problem or the fix clearly.

Mailing list commands

Send a mail from your (not yet) subscribed email address to one of the following addresses to perform the described action.

After both the subscribe and unsubscribe command, a confirmation email will be sent to you (so look into your spam bin!)

Note, replace MAILHOST with

When sending a patch use the following commands:

cd $project
git send-email --subject-prefix="${PWD##*/}][PATCH" \
    --to -1

This will send the last commit of the repository to the mailing list adding a prefix to the subject which includes the appropriate project name. This allows easier referencing and filtering of the e-mails for the maintainers subscribed to hackers@.

Be sure to have setup your sender address in git and be subscribed to the mailing list so you can see eventual comments on your patches.

Mailing lists web archive

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