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narke 11-18-2012 08:35 PM

Slackware mailing list?
 
Hi,

Is there a mailing list carries articles of this forum? Probably I am too and still prefer to use mailing list instead opening a web forum.

Thanks.

TommyC7 11-18-2012 08:40 PM

Hmm, there are mailing lists for Slackware. Not for this forum specifically, but for Slackware in general. The link is:
http://www.slackware.com/lists/

There you can find that there is a "slackware-announce" for slackware announcements such as new releases.

Then there's (in my opinion) the more important one, slackware-security for security fixes and the likes. Hope that helped!

narke 11-19-2012 12:55 AM

Thanks Tommy, I know those lists you mentioned. But they are not for discoursing usages of Slackware.

kikinovak 11-19-2012 02:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by narke (Post 4832363)
Thanks Tommy, I know those lists you mentioned. But they are not for discoursing usages of Slackware.

Every distribution has its privileged communication channels: forum, mailing list, IRC, USENET, whatever. Looks like the LQ forum has established itself as the preferred support channel for Slackware.

Didier Spaier 11-19-2012 03:52 AM

To be useful, each mailing list should have a clear and distinct scope.

Besides the "official" (and very low traffic) ones there are several others in the Slackware galaxy : slackdocs, sbopkg,
slackbuilds.org come to mind. And we have other mailing lists for Slackware groups in different countries as well as derivatives, e.g. salix-main.

In addition we have several IRC channels.

So, what would be the scope of a new mailing list?

GazL 11-19-2012 06:25 AM

I tend to avoid mailing lists due to all the issues related to spam: either through the list itself, or due to address harvesting of the participants. I already get far more offers of Russian Brides and viagra than I can deal with.

I miss the old conferencing systems/BBSes and offline-readers that we had in the old days. Using a web forum in a browser, even a good one like LQ, just isn't as convenient.

ottavio 11-19-2012 03:16 PM

Yes, there is a discussion list for Slackware:
https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/slackware

markush 11-19-2012 03:56 PM

Usenet: alt.os.linux.slackware

Markus

narke 11-20-2012 06:52 AM

Do you know is there any public new server carries alt.os.linux.slackware?

markush 11-20-2012 06:56 AM

You can get there with GoogleGroups.

Markus

zakame 11-20-2012 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by narke (Post 4833222)
Do you know is there any public new server carries alt.os.linux.slackware?

I read it over news.eternal-september.org/ (formerly Motzarella.)


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