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=MusicBrainz Mailing Lists=
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The MusicBrainz mailing lists are dead. Information about the lists and their archives below:
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The [[MusicBrainz]] mailing lists (sometimes called groups) are one of the most important [[MusicBrainz Forum|communication forums]] of the project. 
 
  
==Reading and Writing to the Lists==
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==Main Mailing Lists==
  
You can '''[http://www.nabble.com/MusicBrainz-f2885.html read and search]''' most of the lists in a combined archive (hosted by [http://www.nabble.com Nabble]).  
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The main mailing lists are the most active of the mailing lists and are where most discussion takes place.
  
You can also '''[http://musicbrainz.org/search.html search]''' the mailman archives by selecting "Search the MusicBrainz mailing lists" on the Site Search. This is the same as adding ''site:lists.musicbrainz.org'' to a query for a [http://www.google.com/ Google] search.
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===Users' Mailing List===
  
You can '''send''' any (MusicBrainz related) mail to the [[Users Mailing List|UsersMailingList]]. You can even do this [http://www.nabble.com/Musicbrainz---Users-f514.html via Nabble]. For all other lists, ''please make sure that your post is on topic'' -- see the descriptions below. You will need to subscibe to these lists in order to send mail. Finally, all users of the mailing lists are expected to follow the [[Code Of Conduct|CodeOfConduct]].  
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The users' mailing list is for general discussion about MusicBrainz ''for all users'', including questions about the exact interpretation of the [[Style Guideline|style guidelines]]. If you're unsure which list to post to, use this one. An alternative to the users' mailing list is the [[MusicBrainz Forum|forums]].
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{{MailingListArchives|musicbrainz-users|gmane.comp.audio.musicbrainz.user|MusicBrainz-Users-f1079154i35.html}}
  
==Multi-Purpose Mailing List==
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===Style Mailing List===
  
There is one multi-purpose mailing list. You can post about almost any MusicBrainz related topic. Note that in the post, two additional lists existed, though they are factually dead now (see down that page).  
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The style mailing list is used for discussion about general style issues and the style guidelines, including proposals for new guidelines and changes to existing ones. This list '''isn't''' intended for questions about how to apply the style guidelines to specific cases, the users mailing list or the forums are better places to ask such questions.
* [[Users Mailing List|UsersMailingList]]:
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{{MailingListArchives|musicbrainz-style|gmane.comp.audio.musicbrainz.style|MusicBrainz-Style-f1054306.html}}
** General discussions about MusicBrainz ''for all users''. These include questions about the exact interpretation of the [[Style Guideline|StyleGuideline]]s. When the term "MailingList" is used, this usually means the UsersMailingList is meant. <br/>[http://lists.musicbrainz.org/mailman/listinfo/musicbrainz-users Subscribe] [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-users/ View archives]
 
  
==Specialized Mailing Lists==
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===Developers' Mailing List===
  
Then there are some more specialized lists which evolve around a specific ''topic'':
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The developers' mailing list is a technical list is used for discussion about the development of MusicBrainz and use of the MusicBrainz programming libraries. Reminders about the weekly [[Development Chat|dev chat]] used to be sent here Sunday night/Monday morning.
* [[Style Mailing List|StyleMailingList]]:
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{{MailingListArchives|musicbrainz-devel|gmane.comp.audio.musicbrainz.devel|MusicBrainz-Development-f1095265.html}}
** Communication forum of the [[Style Council|StyleCouncil]], used to discuss improvements to the [[Style Guideline|StyleGuideline]]s. <br/>Please do not ask how to understand or use guidelines! Such questions should be asked on the [[Users Mailing List|UsersMailingList]]. <br/>[http://lists.musicbrainz.org/mailman/listinfo/musicbrainz-style Subscribe] [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-style/ View archives]
 
* [[Developers Mailing List|DevelopersMailingList]]:
 
** Development of MusicBrainz for programmers. <br/>[http://lists.musicbrainz.org/mailman/listinfo/musicbrainz-devel Subscribe] [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-devel/ View archives]
 
* [[Announce Mailing List|AnnounceMailingList]]:
 
** Low traffic mailing list with announcements of new MusicBrainz software, services and server updates. <br/>[http://lists.musicbrainz.org/mailman/listinfo/musicbrainz-announce Subscribe] [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-announce/ View archives]
 
* [[Automods Mailing List|AutomodsMailingList]]:
 
** Restricted list for discussion between and election of new [[Auto-Editor|AutoEditor]]s. Read-only for non [[Auto-Editor|AutoEditor]]s. <br/>[http://lists.musicbrainz.org/mailman/listinfo/musicbrainz-automods Subscribe] [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-automods/ View archives]
 
* [[Bugs Mailing List|BugsMailingList]]:
 
** This list is an automated notification of changes in our Trac [http://bugs.musicbrainz.org bug tracking system]. Whenever someone adds/changes/closes a bug a mail is posted to this list. This list is handy for keeping track of changes to bugs. <br/>[http://lists.musicbrainz.org/mailman/listinfo/musicbrainz-bugs Subscribe] [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-bugs/ View archives]
 
* [[Commits Mailing List|CommitsMailingList]]:
 
** This list is an automated notification of [[Subversion]] commits. Whenever someone checks in code into the Subversion repository for any of the MusicBrainz projects, a mail will be sent to this list. This list is handy for keeping track of changes to the codebase. <br/>[http://lists.musicbrainz.org/mailman/listinfo/musicbrainz-commits Subscribe] [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-commits/ View archives]
 
* [[Datafeed Mailing List|DatafeedMailingList]]:
 
** For discussion and announcements relating to the MusicBrainz live datafeed. Low traffic. <br/>[http://lists.musicbrainz.org/mailman/listinfo/musicbrainz-datafeed Subscribe] [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-datafeed/ View archives]
 
* [[PlaylistMailingList]]:
 
** Discussion about creating a new portable playlist format that is open and portable. This list is not directly related to MusicBrainz, it is only hosted here. <br/>[http://lists.musicbrainz.org/mailman/listinfo/playlist Subscribe] [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/playlist/ View archives]
 
* [[Internationalization Mailing List|InternationalizationMailingList]]:
 
** Discussions about internationalization of MusicBrainz. <br/>[http://lists.musicbrainz.org/mailman/listinfo/musicbrainz-i18n Subscribe] [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-i18n/ View archives]
 
* [[Italian Mailing List]]:
 
** Discussion about Italian artists and releases. Mostly in Italian. <br/>[http://lists.musicbrainz.org/mailman/listinfo/musicbrainz-italian Subscribe] [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-italian/ View archive]
 
  
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Communication Forum]] [[Category:Mailing List]] [[Category:WikiDocs Page]]
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==Other Mailing Lists==
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These other mailing lists are generally very low traffic, unless otherwise stated. These are used for more specific topics than the above lists.
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===Auto-Editors Mailing List===
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This list allows [[Auto-Editor|auto-editors]] to discuss things separately from the users mailing list. This list is read-only for non-auto-editors. Subscription to this list is mandatory for all auto-editors. The status of the [[Auto-Editor Election|auto-editor elections]] are also posted to this list.
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{{MailingListArchives|musicbrainz-automods||MusicBrainz-Automods-f1093798.html}}
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===Internationalization Mailing List===
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This list is used to discuss multilingual aspects of MusicBrainz, such as internationalization.
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{{MailingListArchives|musicbrainz-i18n|gmane.comp.audio.musicbrainz.i18n|MusicBrainz-i18n-f1099267.html}}
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===Data-Feed Mailing List===
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This is a read-only list for announcements relating to the MusicBrainz [[Live Data Feed|live data feed]]. Changes and possible disruptions to the live data feed will be announced here.
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{{MailingListArchives|musicbrainz-datafeed||MusicBrainz-Data-Feed-f1099232.html}}
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===Bugs Mailing List===
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This list is a read-only automated notification of changes in our [[Bug Tracker|bug tracking system]]. This list is quite high traffic as an email is sent to this list whenever someone enters or changes a bug.
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{{MailingListArchives|musicbrainz-bugs||MusicBrainz-Bugs-f1062448.html}}
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===Commits Mailing List===
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This list is a read-only automated notification of code commits. This list is quite high traffic as an email is sent to this list whenever someone checks in code into [[Git]], [[Subversion]] or the main [http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~musicbrainz-developers/picard/trunk/changes Bazaar repository] for Picard.
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{{MailingListArchives|musicbrainz-commits|gmane.comp.audio.musicbrainz.cvs|MusicBrainz-Commits-f1089749.html}}
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===Italian Mailing List===
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The Italian mailing list is used for discussion about Italian artists and releases, usually in Italian. It has been inactive since 2012.
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{{MailingListArchives|musicbrainz-italian|gmane.comp.audio.musicbrainz.italian|}}
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== Obsolete lists ==
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===Announcements Mailing List===
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This old mailing list was used to announce things about MusicBrainz. We've deactivated this list in favor or our [https://twitter.com/musicbrainz twitter feed] or our [http://blog.musicbrainz.org blog]. The archives for this list are still available:
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* [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-announce/ Local archives]
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* [http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.audio.musicbrainz.announce GMANE archives]
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* [http://musicbrainz.1054305.n4.nabble.com/MusicBrainz-Announce-f1099325.html Nabble archives]
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===Playlist Mailing List===
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The playlist mailing list was used for discussion about creating a new playlist format that is open and portable. It was not directly related to MusicBrainz, merely hosted here. It is now located at Xiph.org: http://lists.xiph.org/mailman/listinfo/playlist
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* [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/playlist/ Local archives]
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* [http://musicbrainz.1054305.n4.nabble.com/MusicBrainz-Playlist-f1097836.html Nabble archives]
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===Experts Mailing List===
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This list existed from 2005-2007, and is no longer archived locally.
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* [http://musicbrainz.1054305.n4.nabble.com/MusicBrainz-Experts-f1099348.html Nabble archives]
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==Alternate Access via Nabble==
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If you prefer forum-like interfaces, you may prefer to access the mailing lists via [http://musicbrainz.1054305.n4.nabble.com/ Nabble]. As well as reading the mailing lists, Nabble also allows you to post new threads, reply to existing threads and search the current posts, and any posts you make are automatically sent to the corresponding mailing list.
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==Alternate Access via Gmane==
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There is also a read-only interface at Gmane for most of the lists. Gmane provides several ways to access the lists including a threaded web interface, an RSS feed for feed readers or an NNTP interface for newsreaders.
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* [http://gmane.org/info.php?group=gmane.comp.audio.musicbrainz.user users]
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* [http://gmane.org/info.php?group=gmane.comp.audio.musicbrainz.style style]
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* [http://gmane.org/info.php?group=gmane.comp.audio.musicbrainz.devel development]
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* [http://gmane.org/info.php?group=gmane.comp.audio.musicbrainz.i18n internationalization]
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* [http://gmane.org/info.php?group=gmane.comp.audio.musicbrainz.cvs commits]
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* [http://gmane.org/info.php?group=gmane.comp.audio.musicbrainz.italian Italian]
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[[Category:WikiDocs Page]]

Latest revision as of 17:45, 28 April 2020

Status: This Page is Glorious History!

The MusicBrainz mailing lists are dead. Information about the lists and their archives below:


Main Mailing Lists

The main mailing lists are the most active of the mailing lists and are where most discussion takes place.

Users' Mailing List

The users' mailing list is for general discussion about MusicBrainz for all users, including questions about the exact interpretation of the style guidelines. If you're unsure which list to post to, use this one. An alternative to the users' mailing list is the forums.

Archives: Local · GMANE · Nabble


Style Mailing List

The style mailing list is used for discussion about general style issues and the style guidelines, including proposals for new guidelines and changes to existing ones. This list isn't intended for questions about how to apply the style guidelines to specific cases, the users mailing list or the forums are better places to ask such questions.

Archives: Local · GMANE · Nabble


Developers' Mailing List

The developers' mailing list is a technical list is used for discussion about the development of MusicBrainz and use of the MusicBrainz programming libraries. Reminders about the weekly dev chat used to be sent here Sunday night/Monday morning.

Archives: Local · GMANE · Nabble


Other Mailing Lists

These other mailing lists are generally very low traffic, unless otherwise stated. These are used for more specific topics than the above lists.

Auto-Editors Mailing List

This list allows auto-editors to discuss things separately from the users mailing list. This list is read-only for non-auto-editors. Subscription to this list is mandatory for all auto-editors. The status of the auto-editor elections are also posted to this list.

Archives: Local · Nabble


Internationalization Mailing List

This list is used to discuss multilingual aspects of MusicBrainz, such as internationalization.

Archives: Local · GMANE · Nabble


Data-Feed Mailing List

This is a read-only list for announcements relating to the MusicBrainz live data feed. Changes and possible disruptions to the live data feed will be announced here.

Archives: Local · Nabble


Bugs Mailing List

This list is a read-only automated notification of changes in our bug tracking system. This list is quite high traffic as an email is sent to this list whenever someone enters or changes a bug.

Archives: Local · Nabble


Commits Mailing List

This list is a read-only automated notification of code commits. This list is quite high traffic as an email is sent to this list whenever someone checks in code into Git, Subversion or the main Bazaar repository for Picard.

Archives: Local · GMANE · Nabble


Italian Mailing List

The Italian mailing list is used for discussion about Italian artists and releases, usually in Italian. It has been inactive since 2012.

Archives: Local · GMANE


Obsolete lists

Announcements Mailing List

This old mailing list was used to announce things about MusicBrainz. We've deactivated this list in favor or our twitter feed or our blog. The archives for this list are still available:

Playlist Mailing List

The playlist mailing list was used for discussion about creating a new playlist format that is open and portable. It was not directly related to MusicBrainz, merely hosted here. It is now located at Xiph.org: http://lists.xiph.org/mailman/listinfo/playlist

Experts Mailing List

This list existed from 2005-2007, and is no longer archived locally.

Alternate Access via Nabble

If you prefer forum-like interfaces, you may prefer to access the mailing lists via Nabble. As well as reading the mailing lists, Nabble also allows you to post new threads, reply to existing threads and search the current posts, and any posts you make are automatically sent to the corresponding mailing list.

Alternate Access via Gmane

There is also a read-only interface at Gmane for most of the lists. Gmane provides several ways to access the lists including a threaded web interface, an RSS feed for feed readers or an NNTP interface for newsreaders.