The rapid pace of FreeBSD progress makes print media impractical as a means of following the latest developments. Electronic resources are the best, if not often the only, way to stay informed of the latest advances. Since FreeBSD is a volunteer effort, the user community itself also generally serves as a “technical support department” of sorts, with electronic mail, web forums, and USENET news being the most effective way of reaching that community.
The most important points of contact with the FreeBSD user community are outlined below. If you are aware of other resources not mentioned here, please send them to the FreeBSD documentation project mailing list so that they may also be included.
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. Addressing your 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 of our list subscribers now receive many hundreds of FreeBSD related messages every day, and by setting down charters and rules for proper use we are striving 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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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|
|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-stable||Discussion concerning the use of FreeBSD-STABLE|
|freebsd-test||Where to send your test messages instead of one of the actual lists|
Technical lists: The following lists are for technical discussion. You should 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-aic7xxx||Developing drivers for the Adaptec® AIC 7xxx|
|freebsd-amd64||Porting FreeBSD to AMD64 systems|
|freebsd-apache||Discussion about Apache related ports|
|freebsd-arm||Porting FreeBSD to ARM® processors|
|freebsd-atm||Using ATM networking with FreeBSD|
|freebsd-binup||Design and development of the binary update system|
|freebsd-bluetooth||Using Bluetooth® technology in FreeBSD|
|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-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®/Windows®|
|freebsd-firewire||FreeBSD FireWire® (iLink, IEEE 1394) technical discussion|
|freebsd-gecko||Gecko Rendering Engine issues|
|freebsd-geom||GEOM-specific discussions and implementations|
|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® x86) platform|
|freebsd-ia64||Porting FreeBSD to Intel's upcoming IA64 systems|
|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-kde||Porting KDE and KDE applications|
|freebsd-lfs||Porting LFS to FreeBSD|
|freebsd-mips||Porting FreeBSD to MIPS®|
|freebsd-mobile||Discussions about mobile computing|
|freebsd-mono||Mono and C# applications on FreeBSD|
|freebsd-mozilla||Porting Mozilla to 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-platforms||Concerning ports to non Intel architecture platforms|
|freebsd-ports||Discussion of the Ports Collection|
|freebsd-ports-announce||Important news and instructions about the Ports Collection|
|freebsd-ports-bugs||Discussion of the ports bugs/PRs|
|freebsd-ppc||Porting FreeBSD to the PowerPC®|
|freebsd-proliant||Technical discussion of FreeBSD on HP ProLiant server platforms|
|freebsd-python||FreeBSD-specific Python issues|
|freebsd-rc||Discussion related to the rc.d system and its development|
|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-sparc64||Porting FreeBSD to SPARC® based systems|
|freebsd-standards||FreeBSD's conformance to the C99 and the POSIX® standards|
|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-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 so that you will understand the communications etiquette involved.
|freebsd-hubs||People running mirror sites (infrastructural support)|
|freebsd-user-groups||User group coordination|
|freebsd-vendors||Vendors pre-release coordination|
|freebsd-wip-status||FreeBSD Work-In-Progress Status|
|freebsd-wireless||Discussions of 802.11 stack, tools, device driver development|
|freebsd-www||Maintainers of www.FreeBSD.org|
Digest lists: All of the above lists are available in a digest format. Once subscribed to a list, you can change your digest options in your 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||/usr/doc||All changes to the doc Subversion repository (except for user, projects and translations)|
|svn-doc-head||/usr/doc||All changes to the “head” branch of the doc Subversion repository|
|svn-doc-projects||/usr/doc/projects||All changes to the projects area of the doc Subversion repository|
|svn-doc-svnadmin||/usr/doc||All changes to the administrative scripts, hooks, and other configuration data of the doc Subversion repository|
|svn-ports-all||/usr/ports||All changes to the ports Subversion repository|
|svn-ports-head||/usr/ports||All changes to the “head” branch of the ports Subversion repository|
|svn-ports-svnadmin||/usr/ports||All changes to the administrative scripts, hooks, and other configuration data of the ports Subversion repository|
|svn-src-all||/usr/src||All changes to the src Subversion repository (except for user and projects)|
|svn-src-head||/usr/src||All changes to the “head” branch of the src Subversion repository (the FreeBSD-CURRENT branch)|
|svn-src-projects||/usr/projects||All changes to the projects area of the src Subversion repository|
|svn-src-release||/usr/src||All changes to the releases area of the src Subversion repository|
|svn-src-releng||/usr/src||All changes to the releng branches of the src Subversion repository (the security / release engineering branches)|
|svn-src-stable||/usr/src||All changes to the all stable branches of the src Subversion repository|
|svn-src-stable-6||/usr/src||All changes to the stable/6 branch of the src Subversion repository|
|svn-src-stable-7||/usr/src||All changes to the stable/7 branch of the src Subversion repository|
|svn-src-stable-8||/usr/src||All changes to the stable/8 branch of the src Subversion repository|
|svn-src-stable-9||/usr/src||All changes to the stable/9 branch of the src Subversion repository|
|svn-src-stable-other||/usr/src||All changes to the older stable branches of the src Subversion repository|
|svn-src-svnadmin||/usr/src||All changes to the administrative scripts, hooks, and other configuration data of the src Subversion repository|
|svn-src-user||/usr/src||All changes to the experimental user area of the src Subversion repository|
|svn-src-vendor||/usr/src||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.
FreeBSD Binary Update Project
This list exists to provide discussion for the binary update system, or binup. Design issues, implementation details, patches, bug reports, status reports, feature requests, commit logs, and all other things related to binup are fair game.
Bluetooth in FreeBSD
This is the forum where FreeBSD's Bluetooth users congregate. Design issues, implementation details, patches, bug reports, status reports, feature requests, and all matters related to Bluetooth are fair game.
Coordination of the Problem Report handling effort
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Non technical items related to the FreeBSD community
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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.
FreeBSD core team
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Discussions about the use of FreeBSD-CURRENT
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FreeBSD CVSweb Project
Technical discussions about use, development and maintenance of FreeBSD-CVSweb.
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.
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 we define embedded systems as 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/Windows
This is a forum for technical discussions related to running programs written for other operating systems on FreeBSD.
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 (e.g., in the form of security advisories and patches).
FireWire (iLink, IEEE 1394)
This is a mailing list for discussion of the design and implementation of a FireWire (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.
Discussions concerning FreeBSD file systems. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
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.
Discussions concerning The GNOME Desktop Environment for FreeBSD systems. This is a technical mailing list for which strictly technical content is expected.
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, 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 JDKs.
Jobs offered and sought
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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
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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.
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.
Porting to Non Intel platforms
Cross-platform FreeBSD issues, general discussion and proposals for non Intel 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 3rd 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. You should not send “how to” questions to the technical lists unless you consider the question to be pretty 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, 3rd 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
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Note: This list has been obsoleted by freebsd-embedded.
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C99 & POSIX Conformance
This is a forum for technical discussions related to FreeBSD Conformance to the C99 and the POSIX standards.
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.
Discussing FreeBSD support for USB
This is a mailing list for technical discussions related to FreeBSD support for USB.
User Group Coordination List
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Coordination discussions between The FreeBSD Project and Vendors of software and hardware for FreeBSD.
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
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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 month as part of the Status Reports . You can find more examples and past reports there, too.
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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