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Apache Subversion Mailing Lists

The Subversion project maintains several mailing lists for use by various members of the community. But before we say much more, please forgive us for shouting out the following:

If you have a question, please check the Subversion book first. The single page edition of the book can be searched easily.

If you cannot find the answer in the Subversion book, please search the archives:

 

If you cannot find an answer in the archives, please post your question to:

users@subversion.apache.org

You do not need to be subscribed to post, but please expect a small delay for your post to appear (see below for details).

You do not need to be subscribed to post; it's common practice on our lists to mention in post that you aren't subscribed and would appreciate being explicitly Cc:ed in any responses. That way you get your responses without getting mails about every other active thread.

If it's your first post, there may be a small delay (one day or so) before your mail appears, because the moderators have to approve the unrecognized address. After the first time, there should be no more delay.

We strongly recommend that newcomers to the Subversion project read the "Mailing Lists" section of the Subversion Community Guide.

All of the following lists are publicly archived. (The sole exception is the private@ list whose archives are available to its subscribers.) Both public and private archives are available to members of the Apache Software Foundation. When you send mail to these lists, you are publicly publishing the contents without condition, pursuant to the Apache Public Forum Archive Policy. This is not a new policy; Subversion's mailing list archives have always been public, so please don't take this as a deterrent to participating in the community!

Now that we've gotten all that off our collective chests, here are our primary mailing lists:

List Details
users@
Description: User mailing list for Subversion. Please post all usage questions here. This is the default mailing list, if such a concept makes sense. If you're in doubt as to whether a post should go here or to 'dev', then it should go here first. People will suggest posting it to 'dev' if that's appropriate.
Screenshots: Please avoid posting screenshots of error messages and such to this list. Output of command line utilities should be pasted into email as plain text. On Windows systems, the text of an error message can be copied by pressing Ctrl-C in the error message window and then pasted into email by pressing Ctrl-V.
Subscribe: Send an email to users-subscribe@subversion.apache.org (you don't need to be subscribed to post)
Unsubscribe: Send an email to users-unsubscribe@subversion.apache.org
Archives:
Corporate information: If you represent a corporate entity, or offer products or services relating to Subversion, this list might seem like a good way to broadcast information to a large group of users. We would encourage you to think twice about doing so. The tolerance for spam on this list is very low, and by abusing it for corporate purposes, you run the very real risk of alienating yourself and your company from the greater Subversion community. An occasional mail, at an infrequent interval (say, once/month) might be acceptable, but please use common sense. If it seems inappropriate, it probably is.
dev@
Description: The development mailing list for Subversion. Non-development questions should be posted to 'users' instead; that includes build problems, configuration issues, etc, as well as usage questions.
Subscribe: Send an email to dev-subscribe@subversion.apache.org (you don't need to be subscribed to post)
Unsubscribe: Send an email to dev-unsubscribe@subversion.apache.org
Archives:
commits@
Description: This list receives automated commit emails from the repository. DO NOT POST to this list. Only subscribe to it if you want to read commit emails.
Subscribe: commits-subscribe@subversion.apache.org
Unsubscribe: commits-unsubscribe@subversion.apache.org
Archives:
announce@
Description: Low traffic list: only occasional announcements about Subversion releases go here. Please DO NOT POST to this list unless it's an announcement. (The list is moderated anyway, so your post will not go through unless it's a legitimate announcement.)
Subscribe: announce-subscribe@subversion.apache.org
Unsubscribe: announce-unsubscribe@subversion.apache.org
Archives:
notifications@
Description: This list receives automated messages from the buildbot and hudson automated build and test systems.
Subscribe: notifications-subscribe@subversion.apache.org
Unsubscribe: notifications-unsubscribe@subversion.apache.org
Archives:
private@
Description: The full committers' (PMC) mailing list. Used to discuss confidential matters, such as potential new committers and security issues before their public disclosure.
Subscribe: This list is by-invitation only.
Archives: Not public.
Only full committers and ASF Members have access.

Subscribing

To subscribe to the lists above, simply send email to LISTNAME-subscribe@subversion.apache.org (where LISTNAME is the name of the list: "dev", "users", etc.) from the email address you wish to be subscribed.

Spam filters don't like messages with empty Subjects; just use e.g. subscribe. Spam filters are also more likely to reject HTML-formatted messages; please use plain text.

You will receive a confirmation request e-mail in reply. You must reply to this e-mail to complete the process.

Unsubscribing

To unsubscribe from the lists above, simply send email to LISTNAME-unsubscribe@subversion.apache.org (where LISTNAME is the name of the list: "dev", "users", etc.) from the email address you wish to be unsubscribed.

If that doesn't work, ensure that you are attempting to unsubscribe the correct email address. Look at the Return-Path header in one of the list mails to determine which email address is subscribed, and then send email to LISTNAME-unsubscribe-some.name=some.domain@subversion.apache.org.

Spam filters don't like messages with empty Subjects; just use e.g. unsubscribe. Spam filters are also more likely to reject HTML-formatted messages; please use plain text.

You will receive a confirmation request e-mail in reply. You must reply to this e-mail to complete the process.

For more details, see the Subscribing and Unsubscribing section of the ASF Mailing Lists page.

Searching the Archives

It's often useful to search the mailing list archives before posting or replying: someone may have already reported the bug you're about to report, for example, or have already written the answer you're about to write. In the table above you'll find links to archives of our mailing lists. The primary archives are at apache.org, but other sites offer alternative archives of some of our lists, too.

Note that if the search functions at one of these archives don't do what you need, try one of the alternates — they're all copies of the same data, but they offer different interfaces.

Announcements

If you only want to receive mail about important announcements (new releases of Subversion, for example), just subscribe to announce@subversion.apache.org.

Other Mailing Lists

We have a variety of additional mailing lists for other aspects of the project management. You can find these lists on our old Tigris.org Discussions page.