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User lists

There are several user based mailing lists where developers and users can get in contact to discuss and solve problems.

debian-announce
Major news and very important changes in the project are announced here.
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debian-backports-announce
Announcements relating to the debian-backports project include security related announcements
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debian-backports
Discussion about the debian-backports archive
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debian-chinese-big5
Debian Chinese Project: Chinese localization (l10n), documentation and web site translation, user support etc.

Posts may be in English or Big5-encoded Chinese. All posts are automatically converted to GB encoding and cross-posted to the debian-chinese-gb mailing list.

If you would rather read and post in GB-encoded Chinese, please subscribe to debian-chinese-gb instead.
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debian-chinese-gb
Debian Chinese Project: Chinese localization (l10n) issues, documentation and web site translation, user support etc.

Posts may be in English or GB-encoded Chinese. All posts are automatically converted to Big5 encoding and cross-posted to the debian-chinese-big5 mailing list.

If you would rather read and post in Big5-encoded Chinese, please subscribe to debian-chinese-big5 instead.
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debian-edu-announce
Announcements regarding Skolelinux/debian-edu
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debian-enterprise
Discussions about special needs in enterprise environments and ways to fulfill those needs.
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debian-esperanto
Debian users who speak Esperanto.
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debian-firewall
Discussion of implementation and maintenance of firewalls using Debian. Both basic issues and new more exotic developments are discussed here.
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debian-infrastructure-announce
This list covers announcements about changes in the (public and private) Debian infrastructure including services the Debian project directly or indirectly provides.
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debian-isp
Discussion about issues and problems specific to Internet Service Providers (ISPs for short) that use Debian.
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debian-italian
Support for Debian users that speak Italian. (High-volume mailing list.)
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debian-japanese
This list covers Japanese localization and translation related requests or questions, and conversations about Debian and Japanese.

This list is set as Language-Team for PO files and also a contact point of translation team, for those who do not understand Japanese.

The official language is English (and Japanese).

For native Japanese speakers, Debian JP Project provides several mailing lists discussing the Debian system in Japanese, see http://www.debian.or.jp/community/ml/. General public lists are: -users, -devel, -www and -doc. Their purposes are the same as the namesakes on lists.debian.org.
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debian-kde
Discussions related to KDE in Debian. Those developing KDE-based packages are encouraged to use this to discuss issues and share their experience.
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debian-laptop
Installing, updating and using laptops with Debian. Suggestions on special packaging, complaints, etc. are welcome.
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debian-lts-announce
Important information about new uploads and the status of the LTS distribution are posted here, including security advisories for packages updated in LTS.

If you are using the LTS updates on any systems, it is highly recommended that you subscribe to this list, to ensure you are kept fully up-to-date.
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debian-news-french
News about Debian for users speaking French.
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debian-news-german
News about Debian for users speaking German.
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debian-news-italian
Releases, news, internationalization efforts and other related news about Debian for Italian-speaking users.
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debian-news-portuguese
Releases, news, internationalization efforts and other related news about Debian for users speaking Portuguese.
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debian-news-spanish
Releases, news, internationalization efforts and other related news about Debian for Spanish-speaking users.
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debian-news
General news about the distribution and the project.

The current events and news about Debian are summarized in the Debian Weekly News, a newsletter regularly posted on this list.
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debian-photo
Using software in Debian for photography, and discussion about problems, challenges and opportunities related to that. All parts of the photographic process are on topic: controlling the camera, transferring pictures to the computer, managing, editing, converting, printing, uploading, displaying, etc. . For bandwidth and disk space reasons, it is not, however, appropriate to send images to the list. Put them on a web site and include the URL in a mail sent to the list instead.
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debian-research
This list's goal is to gather those interested in Debian from an academic perspective.
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debian-russian
Support for Debian users that speak Russian, and Russian localization issues: translating "po" files, coordinating patches for Debian packages to work with the Russian language.
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debian-security-announce
The security team informs the users about security problems by posting security advisories about Debian packages on this list.
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debian-security
Discussion about security issues, including cryptographic issues, that are of interest to all parts of the Debian community.

Please note that this is NOT an announcement mailing list. If you're looking for security advisories from Debian, subscribe to debian-security-announce instead.
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debian-stable-announce
Updates to stable packages will be announced on this list.
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debian-testing-security-announce
The testing-security team informs users about security problems by posting summaries about fixed packages in Debian testing on this list.
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debian-user-catalan
Support for Debian users that speak Catalan.
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debian-user-danish
Support for Debian users who speak Danish.
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debian-user-dutch
Support for Debian users that speak Dutch
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debian-user-finnish
Support for Debian users who speak Finnish.
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debian-user-french
Support for Debian users that speak French. (High-volume mailing list.)
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debian-user-german
Support for Debian users that speak German. (High-volume mailing list.)
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debian-user-greek
Support for Debian users that speak Greek.
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debian-user-icelandic
Support for Debian users that speak Icelandic.
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debian-user-indonesian
Support for Debian users who speak Indonesian.
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debian-user-polish
Support for Debian users that speak Polish.
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debian-user-portuguese
Support for Debian users who speak Portuguese. (High-volume mailing list.)
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debian-user-slovenian
Support for Debian users that speak Slovenian.
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debian-user-spanish
Support for Debian users that speak Spanish. (High-volume mailing list.)
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debian-user-swedish
Support for Debian users that speak Swedish.
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debian-user-tamil
Mailing list to discuss Tamil localisation efforts for Debian and to coordinate Tamil localisation activities. You can also get Debian support in Tamil here.
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debian-user-turkish
Support for Debian users that speak Turkish.
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debian-user-ukrainian
Support for Debian users who speak Ukrainian.
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debian-user-vietnamese
Support for Debian users that speak Vietnamese, and discussions on translations
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debian-user
Support for Debian users who speak English. (High-volume mailing list.)
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debian-user-digest is a read-only, digestified version.

Development lists

There are several lists on which developers and experienced users discuss more technical issues. In addition, there are some announcement lists to help experienced users keep track of development.

debian-accessibility
User and Developer list for accessibility-related issues.
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debian-ada
Discussion of Ada in Debian.

This list is intended for: - discussion of the Debian Policy for Ada - release coordination among Ada packages in Debian - packaging advice - general help for Ada programmers using the Debian packages

You can find the Debian Policy for Ada at https://people.debian.org/~lbrenta/debian-ada-policy.html
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debian-apache
Maintenance of the Apache HTTP server and related packages in Debian: code changes, reproducing bugs, talking to upstream etc.

It is neither for submitting bug reports (please use the BTS for that), nor for support requests.
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debian-astro
Discussion about providing Debian for astronomy. This includes the use as well as packaging and development. Both amateur and professional astronomy is covered.
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debian-beowulf
Discussion about Beowulf systems running Debian.
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debian-blends
Debian Pure Blends (formerly known as Custom Debian Distributions) provide support for special user interests. They implement a new approach to cover interests of specialised users, who might be children, lawyers, medical staff, visually impaired people, etc. Of late, several Debian Pure Blends have evolved. The common goal of those is to make installation and administration of computers for their target users as easy as possible, and to serve in the role as the missing link between software developers and users well. You can get more information at http://blends.alioth.debian.org/blends/
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debian-boot
Discussion and maintenance of the Debian installation system.
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debian-cd
Creating Debian CD sets, official and unofficial.
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debian-cli
This list is about using and/or developing for the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI). If you want to develop software or create Debian packages that uses Mono, GNU Portable.NET or LLVM VMKit then you are right on this mailing list. If you are writing software in C#, VB.NET, Boo, Nemerle or other CLI based/enabled programming languages then you are also welcome on this list.
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debian-cloud
Discussions about using Debian on public or private clouds.

Both development topics for people preparing Debian images for cloud environments and user topics for people benefiting from such work are welcome.
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debian-cross
The list discusses

- How to cross-build packages within Debian

- Infrastructure needed to cross-build packages. This may include discussion about additional tags for cross-building, running cross-build daemons, etc.

- How to use cross-builds to bootstrap Debian ports.
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debian-ctte
Public meeting, business and announcements of the Debian Technical Committee
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debian-dak
Discussion about the Debian Archive Software, consisting of dak for the archive and the buildd related parts wanna-build/sbuild.
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debian-debbugs-cvs
CVS commit messages when modifications are done to debbugs
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debian-debbugs
Discussion and development of debbugs, the Debian Bug Tracking System software.
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debian-desktop
Discussion about the Debian Desktop sub-project, the integration of the various desktop-related packages, bug reports, questions and patches.
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debian-devel-announce
Announcements of development issues like policy changes, important release issues &c.
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debian-devel-french
This is the list used to discuss development issues in French.
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debian-devel-games
Development and packaging discussion for games and game-related software in Debian. Identification of potential new games suitable for Debian. Discussion about infrastructure issues covering a wider range of games (e.g. multiplayer issues).
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debian-devel-italian
Discussion on development issues in Italian.
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debian-devel-portuguese
This is the list used by Portuguese developers (or wannabes) to discuss development issues.
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debian-devel-spanish
This is the list used by Spanish developers (or wannabes) to discuss issues besides translation: provide help for new Spanish developers, arrange key-signing meetings, arrange work in booths on different shows, share experience etc.
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debian-devel
Discussion about technical development topics. (High-volume mailing list.)
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debian-devel-digest is a read-only, digestified version.
debian-doc
Debian Documentation Project: anything related to documentation in Debian is on topic here.
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debian-dpkg-bugs
Email sent by the bug tracking system regarding the dpkg packages.
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debian-dpkg-cvs
The CVS commit messages from the dpkg CVS tree.
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debian-dpkg
Discussions and maintenance of dpkg, the basis of the Debian packaging system.
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debian-edu-french
Discussions in French between all educational Debian-based projects. This list should ease the collaboration between the projects themselves and between Debian and those projects.
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debian-edu-german
German mailing list for Debian in the educational field. German speakers can find support around educational software and the Skolelinux system on this list.
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debian-edu
Making Debian the best distribution in the education landscape.
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debian-emacsen
Discussion of all things related to the several Debian Emacs packages and their add-ons.
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debian-embedded
Discussion about improving Debian for use with embedded systems, including building cross-compiler toolchains, cross-compiling packages, creating and updating system images, using alternate libraries, compile-time configuration of packages, etc.
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debian-flash
For discussion of issues relating to the development and use of Debian for Flash development and viewing of Flash content. For general discussion of Flash related free software, please visit the osflash community: http://osflash.org
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debian-gcc
Discussion on Debian packaging of GCC, the GNU compiler collection: bug reports, porting issues, any kind of questions or patches.
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debian-gis
Discussion about Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Debian. For more information about the Debian GIS Blend see

https://wiki.debian.org/DebianGis
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debian-glibc
Discussion on Debian packaging of the GNU C Library, the most important library on Debian systems.
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debian-gtk-gnome
Discussion and coordination among maintainers of Debian's GTK+, GNOME and dependent or related packages.
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debian-hams
Support for HAMRadio within Debian GNU/Linux.
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debian-haskell
Discussion of issues related to Haskell on Debian systems, with an emphasis towards coordinating Haskell packaging standards. Relevant for anyone packaging Haskell compilers, libraries, or programs on Debian.
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debian-ipv6
Discussions on the use of Debian in an IPv6 network and implementing IPv6 support in Debian packages.
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debian-java
Discussion about the packaging and use in Debian of VMs and compilers for the Java(tm) language, and programs written on it.
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debian-jr
Discussion and working on making Debian the sort of operating system that children will want to use.

The Debian Jr. Project web page is at https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-jr/
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debian-kernel-maint
Discussion and development of Debian kernel packaging, for the kernel team and other developers.
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debian-kernel
Kernels used with Debian (Linux, Hurd, etc.), available patches and flavors, packaging issues, bug reports, porting issues, automated tools, and any other questions or patches that are kernel-related. Mostly bug reporting is done here.
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debian-knoppix
Development of the Debian-based live CD/DVD takes place. As it is mainly a development list, user questions are best placed on the debian-user list.
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debian-lex
Discussion on developing Debian into an operating system that is particularly well fit for the requirements for legal offices. The goal of Debian-Lex is a complete system for all tasks in legal practice which is built completely on free software.
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debian-lint-maint
The maintenance of Debian "lint" tools like lintian or linda is discussed on this list. This may or may not be limited to bug reports regarding the checks.
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debian-live
Development of the Debian Live systems (i.e. live cds).
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debian-lsb
Discussion and coordination of efforts towards ensuring Debian meets the requirements of the Linux Standard Base.
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debian-lts
Everyone involved or interested in providing Long-Term Support for Debian should feel free to join this list. . Discussion of policy, on-going support issues, and anything else relating to LTS are all on-topic here.
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debian-med
Discussion on providing a free operating system for medical care.

The Debian-Med Project web page is at https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-med/
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debian-mentors
Newbie Debian developers can seek help with packaging and other developer-related issues here.

This list is not meant for users' questions, but for new maintainers'!
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debian-mobile
Discussions around packaging suitable mobile interfaces to Debian. Mobile systems have a user-interface different than the traditional 'keyboard-mouse' pair, can be battery-powered, have a generally small form factor and/or only allow few elements on a given screen.
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debian-multimedia
Discussion about the development of applications that produce multimedia content, handling multimedia data, supporting multimedia hardware etc.
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debian-ocaml-maint
Packaging of Objective Caml programs and libraries. (http://pauillac.inria.fr/caml/)
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debian-openoffice
Coordination of the maintenance of the OpenOffice and LibreOffice packages in Debian.
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debian-perl
The list is dedicated to coordinate the work of various perl package maintainer and to write a kind of perl sub-policy.
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debian-policy
Discussion and editing of the Debian Policy Manual.
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debian-printing
Discussion of issues related to printing on Debian systems. This covers all aspects of printing, from spoolers, to RIPs and printer drivers. The list is used for coordination of development, integration and bugfixing of printing packages between package maintainers. User printing and printing setup questions are also on topic.
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debian-python
Discussion of issues related to Python on Debian systems with a stress on packaging standards. Therefore relevant for maintainers of Python related packages.
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debian-qa-packages
Bug reports against orphaned packages and discussions about fixing them.
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debian-qa
Quality assurance is important for a distribution. This list addresses this quality.
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debian-qt-kde
Discussion and coordination among maintainers of Debian's Qt, KDE and dependent or related packages.
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debian-release
Coordination of Debian releases issues such as testing migrations, transitions and removals. This list should not be considered a discussion list; discussions related to releases issues should be held on more appropriate lists such as debian-devel, debian-legal or debian-project.
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debian-ruby
Discussion of issues related to Ruby on Debian systems with a stress on packaging standards. Therefore relevant for maintainers of Ruby related packages.
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debian-science
Discussion of issues relating to the use of Debian for science research, including useful packages, particular problems faced by scientists using Debian, how to make Debian more useful to scientists, etc.
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debian-security-tracker
Discussion about topics that are relevant about the Debian Security Tracker, e.g. feature improvements, bugreports about incorrect data entries or server updates.
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debian-sgml
Discussion of issues related to SGML on Debian systems with a stress on proper integration of tools, packaging standards and the writing of documentation for SGML users. Therefore relevant for maintainers of SGML related packages.
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debian-ssh
Maintenance of the OpenSSH packages for Debian. It exists to facilitate coordination of ssh maintenance (talking to upstream, reproducing bugs, hacking on the code, etc.).

It is *not* the place to mail bug reports (use the BTS for that), nor support requests.
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debian-testing
Finding problems with the next Debian release: testing the installation and the upgrade process.
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debian-tex-maint
Coordination of the maintenance of Debian TeX and related packages.

It is not meant for user support; for that, please use debian-user or one of the general TeX mailing lists or news groups.
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debian-toolchain
Discussion about the Debian toolchain: compilers, assemblers, linkers and such. New releases for many of these tools are coordinated here.
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debian-upstream
A contact point for upstream software developers who want to get in touch with Debian, whether the software is already packaged for Debian or not.
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debian-wb-team
Primary contact address for the wanna-build maintainers. Requests about this piece of infrastructure should be sent here. Discussions directly concerning wanna-build.
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debian-webapps
This list is used to coordinate the maintenance of web application packages.
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debian-wnpp
Orphaning and adopting packages which is done through the `wnpp' BTS pseudo-package is recorded on this list. Additionally, discussion about particular bugs and the WNPP web pages is held here.
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debian-www-cvs
CVS commit logs for the Debian web pages in the webwml CVS tree.
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debian-www
Design, structure and translation of Debian web pages. All important changes to the web site are announced here as well.
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debian-x
Discussion about the X Window System within Debian. This is not a user support list; this list is intended for those who deal with the source code and with the bugreports.
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deity
Debian has a friendly frontend to its package maintenance system. Its codename is deity (now known as APT) and its development is discussed here. The -digest is open to everyone.
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package-sponsorship-requests
Track upload requests for packages about to be sponsored into Debian archive.

This list is also the owner of the sponsorship-requests pseudo package - all control mails will arrive on this list.
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Internationalization and Translations

These lists cover issues like localization, translation and support for users that don't speak English.

debian-i18n
Internationalization (i18n) of the distribution is discussed here.
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debian-l10n-arabic
Discussing Arabic localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Arabic.
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debian-l10n-basque
Discussing Basque localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Basque.
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debian-l10n-belarusian
Discussing Belarusian localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Belarusian.
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debian-l10n-catalan
Discussing Catalan localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Catalan.
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debian-l10n-chinese
Discussing Chinese localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Chinese.
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debian-l10n-czech
Discussion forum for the translators of Debian-specific packages and documentation to the Czech language.
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debian-l10n-danish
Discussing Danish localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Danish.
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debian-l10n-dutch
Discussion forum for the translators of Debian-specific packages and documentation to the Dutch language.
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debian-l10n-english
Discussing English localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to English.
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debian-l10n-esperanto
Discussing Esperanto localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Esperanto.
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debian-l10n-finnish
Discussing Finnish localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Finnish.
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debian-l10n-french
Discussion forum for the translators of Debian-specific packages and documentation to the French language.
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debian-l10n-galician
Discussing Galician localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Galician.
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debian-l10n-german
Discussing German localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to German.
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debian-l10n-greek
Discussion on Greek localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Greek.
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debian-l10n-hungarian
Discussing Hungarian localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Hungarian.
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debian-l10n-indonesian
Discussing Indonesian localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and website into Indonesian, improving Indonesian environment support in Debian.
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debian-l10n-italian
Italian localization efforts within Debian.
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debian-l10n-kannada
Debian Kannada (kn_IN) localization, documentation and web site translation, user support, user-developers coordination
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debian-l10n-korean
Discussion forum for the translators of Debian-specific packages and documentation to the Korean language.
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debian-l10n-malayalam
Discussion forum for the translators of Debian-specific packages and documentation to the Malayalam language.
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debian-l10n-persian
Discussing Persian/Farsi localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Persian/Farsi.
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debian-l10n-polish
Polish localization issues, mainly translating Debian web pages, documentation and programs to Polish.
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debian-l10n-portuguese
Portuguese localization issues such as translating the documentation and programs.
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debian-l10n-romanian
Discussing Romanian localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Romanian.

This list is currently also used for support and general discussions among Romanian users.
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debian-l10n-russian
Discussing Russian localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Russian.
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debian-l10n-serbian
Discussing Serbian localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Serbian.
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debian-l10n-sicilian
Sicilian localization issues within Debian.
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debian-l10n-slovak
Discussing Slovak localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Slovak.
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debian-l10n-spanish
Discussing Spanish localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and programs to Spanish.
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debian-l10n-swedish
Discussion forum for translators of Debian-specific packages and documentation for the Swedish language.
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debian-l10n-turkish
Discussing Turkish localization issues, mainly translating Debian docs and website into Turkish, improving Turkish environment support in Debian.
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debian-l10n-vietnamese
This is the Debian localization list for Vietnamese localization announcements and translation status checks, discussions between Vietnamese translators and questions from Vietnamese community users with language-related issues.
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Ports to non-i386 Linux architectures and to non-Linux kernels

Debian GNU/Linux is ported to several other types of computers, and there are also efforts to create Debian systems on kernels other than Linux.

debian-68k
Discussions on the m68k port of Debian GNU/Linux.
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debian-alpha
Discussion on the Alpha port of Debian GNU/Linux.
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debian-amd64
Porting Debian to AMD x86-64 architecture.
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debian-arm
Discussion on the ARM port for Debian GNU/Linux.
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debian-bsd
Porting Debian to BSD (all *BSD variants).
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debian-hppa
Discussions on the PA-RISC port of Debian GNU/Linux.
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debian-hurd
Debian port of the GNU Hurd operating system.
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debian-ia64
Discussions on the intel IA64 (aka Itanium, Merced) port of Debian GNU/Linux.
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debian-interix
Discussion on the Interix port of Debian/GNU. For more information see: http://www.debian-interix.net/
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debian-mips
Discussions on the MIPS port of Debian GNU/Linux.
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debian-powerpc
Discussion on the PowerPC port of Debian GNU/Linux.
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debian-s390
Discussions on the IBM S/390 port of Debian GNU/Linux.
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debian-sparc
Discussions on the SPARC port of Debian GNU/Linux.
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debian-superh
Discussions on the SuperH port of Debian GNU/Linux.
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debian-win32
Porting the Debian distribution to Win32 systems (Debian GNU/Win32).
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The Bug Tracking System

The Debian bug tracking system is open to the public, and it produces a lot of email. Some of this might be of interest to developers or even users, so it is distributed through these (high-volume) mailing lists.

debian-bugs-closed
Messages that close Debian bug reports.
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debian-bugs-dist
All submitted bug reports as well as further information on them are distributed here.
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debian-bugs-forwarded
Mails in which Debian maintainers forward bugs to their upstream authors.
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debian-bugs-rc
All mail regarding release-critical bugs is copied to this mailing list.

See https://bugs.debian.org/release-critical/ for more information.
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Miscellaneous Debian lists

There are several mailing lists which discuss topics that are not directly related to developing or using Debian, and there are some that don't necessarily have a clear distinction between developers and users in the intended audience.

debian-backports-changes
Changes to the "debian-backports" distribution are announced here. This includes queued and dak mail.
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debian-changes
Changes to the releases are announced here. This includes security upgrades as well as important bugfixes.
Moderated: Yes     Subscription: open
debian-changes-digest is a read-only, digestified version.
debian-consultants
Communication among Debian consultants. See at the bottom of the consultants page (https://www.debian.org/consultants/#policy) for how to add/update entries to this page.
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debian-curiosa
Funny thing from and with the project, funny quotes, discussions irc communication and fortune cookies. Some kind of (de.)alt.netdigest for Debian-related stuff.
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debian-devel-changes
Notices about uploaded packages for the unstable distribution, from developers, buildds and katie, the archive sentinel. (High-volume mailing list.)
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debian-dug-by
Discussion list for the Debian community in Belarus without being tied to a particular group in order to link all groups and individuals in the country and facilitate the coordination of local events.
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debian-dug-ie
Discussion list for the Debian community in Ireland without being tied to a particular group in order to link all groups and individuals in the country and facilitate the coordination of local events.

See also https://wiki.debian.org/LocalGroups/DebianIreland
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debian-dug-in
Discussion list for the Debian community in India without being tied to a particular group in order to link all groups and individuals in the country and facilitate the coordination of local events.
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debian-dug-mx
Discussion list for the Debian community in Mexico without being tied to a particular group in order to link all groups and individuals in the country and facilitate the coordination of local events.
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debian-dug-nyc
Discussion list for the Debian community in New York City.
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debian-dug-quebec
Discussion list for the Québécois community without being tied to a particular group in order to link all groups and individuals in the province and facilitate the coordination of local events. Support requests are OK but posting to debian-user and debian-user-french instead is encouraged unless your message is specific to Quebec. See: https://wiki.debian.org/fr/FrenchLists

Other resources and information on how to contribute to Debian in Quebec are available at https://wiki.debian.org/LocalGroups/DebianQuebec
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debian-events-eu
Discussions and organizational stuff about booths for Debian at european exhibitions.
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debian-events-ha
Mailing list for announcements and events organization with Debian affiliation in Hispanic America.
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debian-events-na
Discussions and organizational stuff about booths and presentations for Debian at North American exhibitions.
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debian-events-nl
Announcements of small meetings and keysigning parties of Dutch Debian Developers and other discussions of interest mainly for Debian people in the Netherlands. Posts in both Dutch and English are common.
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debian-experimental-changes
Notices about uploaded packages for the experimental distribution, from developers, buildds and dak, the Debian Archive Kit
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debian-jobs
Job postings can be published on this list in order to make them public to members of the Debian community. While the jobs do not necessarily have to involve the use of Debian, it is encouraged that they do. Jobs can be about the development of proprietary system, but jobs involving free software (either development or system administration) are preferred. Please include information such as location and remuneration if appropriate. The list is moderated; it is also an open list - job postings which have to be kept private should be sent to leader@debian.org who will distribute them.
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debian-legal
Discussions about legality issues such as copyrights, patents etc.
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debian-lists-test
Debug list for lists.debian.org
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debian-lts-changes
All new package uploads to the LTS ("Long-Term Support") suite are announced here. You should subscribe to this list if you want immediate notification of every package upload to LTS.

If you only wish to receive announcements of new package releases on LTS, you may wish to subscribe to the debian-lts-announce mailinglist instead.
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debian-mirrors-announce
Important changes to the FTP archive are announced here. These are mainly useful to maintainers of Debian mirrors.
Only messages signed by a Debian developer will be accepted by this list.     Subscription: open
debian-mirrors
Discussions relating to the Debian mirror network, and the maintenance of mirrors.
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debian-newmaint
Discussion about the Debian New Member process, application manager reports etc.
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debian-project
Discussion about non-technical topics related to the Debian Project.
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debian-publicity
Coordination of all the work related to the external communication of Debian: drafting new announcements, collecting important information that Debian should relay to its community, improving the infrastructure offered to people who want to create Debian booth, etc.
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debian-services-admin
Point of contact for issues with services, such as web services, mail gateways or command line tools, deployed on Debian infrastructure.

It is intended as a reasonably low-traffic list where everyone who's working on any such services hangs out.

The list can also provide help to people who would like to deploy their services on Debian machines.
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debian-snapshot
This list covers discussion and maintenance of the snapshot.debian.org archive as well as the development of enhancements of this service.
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debian-sprints
Discussion and coordination for Debian Sprints. Sprints allow sets of developers to physically meet up to make Debian better.
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debian-testing-changes
Changes to the "testing" distribution are announced here. This includes various bugfixes.
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debian-vote
Proposals, discussions and announcements related to Official Debian Votes.
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debian-women
Debian users and developers who wish to involve more women in the Debian project. For discussion and sharing of ideas as well as project collaboration.
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whitelist
This is a special pseudo-mailing list to which people can subscribe to prove they are not spammers.

This allows one to avoid the restrictions imposed on non-subscriber posts to other mailing lists, in particular the mailing lists that allow posts only from subscribers.
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Other

debian-derivatives
front-desk for developers of Debian-based distributions
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Lists hosted for other projects

Our list server provides mailing list facilities for other free projects as well.

cdwrite
cdwrite mailing list
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sart
Discussions and announcements about SART, a free raytracer that uses Guile extension language and is distributed under GPL.

The SART website is at http://petra.zesoi.fer.hr/~silovic/sart/
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