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= Communicating and Getting Help =
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Fedora has a strong community that is ready to help you.  Because users and contributors span the globe, a key element to the project is communication.  [[#IRC|  IRC]] , [[#Mailing_Lists|  mailing lists]]  and [[#Forums|  forums]]  provide quick and easy ways to communicate.
 
  
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Fedora has a strong community that is ready to help you. Because users and contributors span the globe, a key element to the project is communication. [[#Forums|Forums]], [[#Mailing_Lists|mailing lists]], [[#IRC|IRC]], [[Telegram]], and [https://discord.com/invite/fedora Discord] provide quick and easy ways to communicate.
  
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== Quick links ==
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* '''Documentation''': [https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/docs/ Docs]
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* '''Quick Docs''': [https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/quick-docs/ Quick-Docs]
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* '''Web forum''': [http://ask.fedoraproject.org Ask Fedora]
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* '''Discussion''': [https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/ Discussion] (development and project related work)
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* [[#Mailing_Lists|Mailing Lists]]
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* [[#IRC|IRC Channels]]
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* ''Visit the [[Community Websites]] page for more community site links.''
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== Interacting with the Community ==
 
== Interacting with the Community ==
Make sure that you understand and follow our guidelines before you start communicating with others in the Fedora community. Some basic guidelines can be found in the [[Communicate/MailingListGuidelines| Mailing List Guidelines]] and the [[Communicate/IRCHowTo| IRC How-To]] .
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Make sure that you understand and follow our guidelines before you start communicating with others in the Fedora community. Some basic guidelines can be found in the [[Communicate/MailingListGuidelines|Mailing List Guidelines]] and the [[Communicate/IRCHowTo|IRC How-To]].
  
 
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== Helping Yourself ==
 
== Helping Yourself ==
Before seeking help from others, please take a little time to review the huge variety of self-help resources that are available. Check out the Fedora [[Docs| Documentation]]  and [[FAQ| FAQs]] . If you are already using Fedora, <code>man</code> and <code>info</code> pages provide a lot of useful information. You can access these by using the <code>man</code> and <code>info</code> commands. For example, to use <code>man</code> to learn about <code>yum</code>, you would use:
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Before seeking help from others, please take a little time to review the huge variety of self-help resources that are available. Check out the Fedora [https://docs.fedoraproject.org/ Documentation]. If you are already using Fedora, <code>man</code> and <code>info</code> pages provide a lot of useful information. You can access these by using the <code>man</code> and <code>info</code> commands. For example, to use <code>man</code> to learn about <code>dnf</code>, you would use:
  
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Press ''q'' to quit.
  
 
To read the <code>info</code> pages on gcc, you can use:
 
To read the <code>info</code> pages on gcc, you can use:
  
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There are a number of other documents available on your system under the documentation folder at '''/usr/share/docs/'''. The <code>rpm</code> command provides an option to list all of the documentation associated with a particular package. As an example, to list all of the documents available from the "coreutils" package, you can use:
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There are a number of other documents available on your system under the documentation folder at '''/usr/share/doc/'''. The <code>rpm</code> command provides an option to list all of the documentation associated with a particular package. As an example, to list all of the documents available from the "coreutils" package, you can use:
  
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While these commands work from a terminal, other easy-to-use tools are also available. Check the menus for your desktop and programs. Don't forget to check the [[Docs| Fedora Documentation]] . You can find information about printed books about Fedora and Linux on the ["Books"]  page.
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While these commands work from a terminal, other easy-to-use tools are also available. Check the menus for your desktop and programs. Don't forget to check the [[Docs|Fedora Documentation]].
  
 
{{Anchor|feedback}}
 
{{Anchor|feedback}}
  
 
== Providing Feedback to Developers ==
 
== Providing Feedback to Developers ==
If you believe you have found a bug or would like to suggest enhancements, use the [http://bugzilla.redhat.com/ Bugzilla] bug tracking system.
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If you believe you have found a bug or would like to suggest enhancements, use the [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/ Bugzilla] bug tracking system.
  
More information is available on the BugsAndFeatureRequests page.
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More information is available on the [[Bugs and feature requests]] page.
  
The [http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-list fedora-list] mailing list is the place for most questions.
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The [http://ask.fedoraproject.org Ask Fedora] forum or {{fplist|users}} mailing list is the place for most questions.
  
Development discussions happen in the Fedora development mailing list, [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-devel-list fedora-devel-list] , and we encourage community users and developers interested in Fedora to participate there. You can post in this list for development-related discussions that are not a straight-forward bug reports or feature requests. This is not a suitable place to ask general questions. If you are using a test release or the development version of Fedora, post feedback to the [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-test-list fedora-test-list]  mailing list and bug reports to [http://bugzilla.redhat.com/ Bugzilla] . Developers do not usually follow discussions in fedora-list or other end-user sources since they are high-traffic and not as efficient as a tracker like Bugzilla.   For other mailing list options, see [[#Mailing_Lists| Mailing Lists]] below.
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Development discussions happen in the Fedora development mailing list, {{fplist|devel}}, and we encourage community users and developers interested in Fedora to participate there. You can post in this list for development-related discussions that are not straight-forward bug reports or feature requests. This is not a suitable place to ask general questions. If you are using a test release or the development version of Fedora, post feedback to the {{fplist|test}} mailing list and bug reports to [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/ Bugzilla]. Developers do not usually follow discussions in end-user sources since they are high-traffic and not as efficient as a tracker like Bugzilla. For other mailing list options, see [[#Mailing_Lists|Mailing Lists]] below.
  
== Mailing Lists ==
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== Forums ==
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Forums provide Fedora users with an easy way to get help for any issue that may arise. Most of the forums are extremely active and provide structured access to a number of knowledgeable and helpful Fedora users.
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[http://ask.fedoraproject.org Ask Fedora] is a community knowledge base and support forum hosted by Fedora Project.  If you're looking for something a bit more conversational, visit our new forum at [https://discussion.fedoraproject.org discussion.fedoraproject.org].
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[http://fedoraforum.org/ fedoraforum.org] is an independent community website and not hosted or affiliated to Fedora Project or Red Hat. It is a platform for users to help each other. Other forums are also available:
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* [http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/red-hat-fedora-linux/ linuxforums.org]
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* [http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/forumdisplay.php?forumid=35 linuxquestions.org]
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== International Forums ==
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* [https://www.fedoraforum.de/ fedoraforum.de] - For questions and discussions about Fedora in the German language
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* [http://forum.fedoraonline.it/ fedoraonline.it] - For questions and discussions about Fedora in the Italian language
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* https://www.fedora-fr.org/                      - For questions and discussion about Fedora in the French language.
  
Mailing lists are special email addresses which send email to all users who have subscribed to them.  Sending an email to a mailing list reaches all users interested in discussing a specific topic and users who are available to help other users with that topic.
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== Community Websites ==
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There are many great community websites beyond the Fedora Project that may be of interest to you.
  
To subscribe to a mailing list, follow the appropriate link below and fill out the subscription form, or send an email message to <code><listname>-request@redhat.com</code> (replace <listname> with the desired mailing list name, such as <code>fedora-list</code>) with only the word <code>subscribe</code> in the subjectThe mailing lists are hosted at http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo.
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See the [[Community Websites]] page.
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== Mailing Lists ==
  
If you are using the mailing lists and see a post that is off-topic, you can direct the user to the PostIsOffTopic page ([[PostIsOffTopic]]), which will provide them with information to guide them in list selection in the future.  Please do not be unnecessarily rude, as it hurts Fedora when you offend other users.
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Mailing lists are special email addresses which send email to all users who have subscribed to them. Sending an email to a mailing list reaches all users interested in discussing a specific topic and users who are available to help other users with that topic.
  
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{{Admon/note | Using Mailing Lists | To subscribe to a mailing list, follow the appropriate link below and fill out the subscription form, or send an email message to <code><listname>-request@lists.fedoraproject.org</code> (replace <listname> with the desired mailing list name, such as <code>users</code>) with only the word <code>subscribe</code> in the subject. The mailing lists are hosted at https://lists.fedoraproject.org/. }}
  
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If you are using the mailing lists and see a post that is off-topic, you can direct the user to the [[PostIsOffTopic]] page, which will provide them with information to guide them in list selection in the future. Please do not be unnecessarily rude, as it hurts Fedora when you offend other users.
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=== User Mailing Lists ===
 
=== User Mailing Lists ===
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-announce-list fedora-announce-list]  - Announcements of Fedora changes and events. To stay aware of major Fedora news, subscribe to this list.
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'''{{fplist|users}} - General discussion and community assistance for users of Fedora releases. If you want help with a problem installing or using Fedora, this is the list for you.  You might also use [http://ask.fedoraproject.org Ask Fedora] forum instead'''
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-package-announce fedora-package-announce]  - Announcements of Fedora Package Updates for potentially all Fedora sub-projects. See [http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2006-May/msg00001.html announcement] to learn how to setup filters.
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* {{fplist|announce}} - Announcements of Fedora changes and events. To stay aware of major Fedora news, subscribe to this list.
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-list fedora-list]  - For users of Fedora releases. If you want help with a problem installing or using Fedora, this is the list for you.
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* {{fplist|classroom}} - Discussion, Ideas, feedback, planning and announcement of Fedora IRC Classroom sessions.
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-laptop-list fedora-laptop-list]  - For users of laptops running Fedora.
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* {{fplist|package-announce}} - Announcements of Fedora Package Updates for potentially all Fedora sub-projects. See [http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2006-May/msg00001.html announcement] to learn how to setup filters.
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-test-list fedora-test-list]  - For testers of Fedora test releases. If you would like to discuss experiences using Fedora TEST releases, this is the list for you.
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* {{fplist|laptop}} - For users of laptops running Fedora.
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-livecd-list fedora-livecd-list]  - For discussion of Fedora Live CD efforts
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* {{fplist|test}} - For testers of Fedora test releases. If you would like to discuss experiences using Fedora TEST releases, this is the list for you.
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-xen fedora-xen]  - For discussion about Xen virtualization in Fedora
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* {{fplist|livecd}} - For discussion of Fedora Live CD efforts.
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-selinux-list fedora-selinux-list]  - For discussions about the Fedora SELinux Project
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* {{fplist|virt}} - For discussion about virtualization in Fedora.
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-games-list fedora-games-list]  - For discussions about games for Fedora
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* {{fplist|xen}} - For discussion about Xen virtualization in Fedora.
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-women-list fedora-women-list]  - For the women that use and contribute to Fedora
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* {{fplist|selinux}} - For discussions about the Fedora SELinux Project.
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* {{fplist|games}} - For discussions about games for Fedora.
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* {{fplist|women}} - For the women that use and contribute to Fedora.
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* {{fplist|xfce}} - For users of the Fedora Xfce Spin.
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* {{fplist|lxde}} - For users of the Fedora Lxde Spin.
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* {{fplist|kde}} - For users of the Fedora KDE Spin.
  
 
=== Contributors Mailing Lists ===
 
=== Contributors Mailing Lists ===
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-devel-announce fedora-devel-announce]  - Announcements for developers, no discussions.
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* {{fplist|devel-announce}} - Announcements for developers, no discussions.
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-devel-list fedora-devel-list]  - For developers, developers, developers. If you are interested in helping create Fedora releases, this is the list for you.
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* {{fplist|fedora-join}} - For people looking to contribute to Fedora, to interact with current volunteers
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-packaging fedora-packaging- Packaging Committee discussions and questions or clarifications on packaging in Fedora.
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* {{fplist|devel}} - For developers, developers, developers. If you are interested in helping create Fedora releases, this is the list for you.
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-advisory-board fedora-advisory-board]  . Fedora Advisory Board list discussions. Anyone is free to join the list and participate.
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* {{fplist|packaging}} - Packaging Committee discussions and questions or clarifications on packaging in Fedora.
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-extras-commits fedora-extras-commits- For CVS change notifications of all Fedora packages. Fedora package maintainers are encouraged to subscribe to this.
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* {{fplist|scm-commits}} - For CVS change notifications of all Fedora packages. Fedora package maintainers are encouraged to subscribe to this.
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-desktop-list fedora-desktop-list]  - For discussions about desktop development issues such as user interfaces and usability
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* {{fplist|desktop}} - For discussions about desktop development issues such as user interfaces and usability
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-security-commits fedora-security-commits]  - Commit messages about changes in fedora-security module
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* {{fplist|docs}} - For participants of the Documentation Project
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-docs-list fedora-docs-list]  - For participants of the Documentation Project
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* {{fplist|security}} - For discussions about public issues related to security in Fedora.
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-docs-commits fedora-docs-commits]  - For CVS change notifications from the FDP repository.  Documentation contributors are encouraged to subscribe to this
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* {{fplist|design-team}} - For participants of the Fedora Design Team (formerly the Fedora Artwork Project; old archives located
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-security-list fedora-security-list]  - For discussions about public issues related to security in Fedora.
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* {{fplist|websites}} - For contributors to official Fedora websites and interested Community websites administrators
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-art-list fedora-art-list]  - For participants of the Fedora Artwork Project
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* {{fplist|perl-devel}} - For discussions about packages relating to the Perl programming language
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-websites-list fedora-websites-list]  - For contributors to official Fedora websites and interested Community websites administrators
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* {{fplist|php-devel}} - For discussions about packages relating to the PHP programming language
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-perl-devel-list fedora-perl-devel-list]  - For discussions about packages relating to the perl programming language
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* {{fplist|python-devel}} - For discussions about packages relating to the Python programming language
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-php-devel-list fedora-php-devel-list]  - For discussions about packages relating to the php programming language
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* {{fplist|java-devel}} - For discussions about Java-related Fedora development
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-devel-java-list fedora-devel-java-list] - For discussions about Java-related Fedora development
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* {{fplist|fonts}} - For discussions on fonts and other Fedora text rendering components
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-fonts-list fedora-fonts-list]  - For discussions on fonts and other Fedora text rendering components
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* {{fplist|fonts-bugs}} - Automated issue tracking on fonts and other Fedora text rendering components
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-fonts-bugs-list fedora-fonts-bugs-list]  - Automated issue tracking on fonts and other Fedora text rendering components
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* {{fplist|ambassadors}} - Fedora Ambassadors discussions.
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-ambassadors-list fedora-ambassadors-list]  - Fedora Ambassadors discussions.
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* {{fplist|marketing}} - For discussions about marketing and expanding the Fedora user base
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-marketing-list fedora-marketing-list]  - For discussions about marketing and expanding the Fedora user base
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* {{fplist|infrastructure}} - For participants of the Infrastructure Project
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-infrastructure-list fedora-infrastructure-list]  - For participants of the Infrastructure Project
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* {{fplist|buildsys}} - Discussion of Fedora build system
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-buildsys-list fedora-buildsys-list]  - Discussion of Fedora build system
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* {{fplist|triage}} - Discussion about bug maintenance in Fedora
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-triage-list fedora-triage-list]  - Discussion about bug maintenance in Fedora
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* {{fplist|music}} - For discussions about integrating open music and professional audio base in Fedora
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-music-list fedora-music-list]  - For discussions about integrating open music and professional audio base in Fedora
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* {{fplist|i18n}} - For discussions about the internationalization of Fedora
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-i18n-list fedora-i18n-list]  - For discussions about the internationalization of Fedora
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* {{fplist|trans}} - For discussions about translating the software and documentation associated with the Fedora Project
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-list fedora-trans-list]  - For discussions about translating the software and documentation associated with the Fedora Project
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* {{fplist|legal}} - For public discussions about legal issues affecting Fedora.
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* {{fplist|scitech}} - For discussion between scientific and technical users.
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* {{fplist|spins}} - The Spin Special Interest Group mailing list, Low-traffic list
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* {{fplist|power-management}} - For discussion about the power management in Fedora.
  
 
=== Architecture Specific Mailing Lists ===
 
=== Architecture Specific Mailing Lists ===
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-sparc fedora-sparc]  - For discussions about supporting Fedora on the SPARC architecture and platforms
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* {{fplist|sparc}} - For discussions about supporting Fedora on the SPARC architecture and platforms
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-arm fedora-arm- For discussions about supporting Fedora on the ARM architecture and platforms
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* {{fplist|arm}} - For discussions about supporting Fedora on the ARM architecture and platforms
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-ia64-list fedora-ia64-list]  - For discussion about supporting Fedora on the ia64 architecture and platforms
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* {{fplist|s390x}} - For discussion about supporting Fedora on the s390x architecture and platforms
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* {{fplist|ppc}} - For discussion about supporting Fedora on the PowerPC architecture and platforms
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* {{fplist|mips}} - For discussion about supporting Fedora on the MIPS architecture and platforms
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* {{fplist|secondary}} - For discussion about supporting Fedora on secondary architectures(IA-64, PA-RISC, etc...)
  
=== International Lists ===
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=== Regional Mailing Lists ===
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-india fedora-india]  - For Fedora Indian Users and Contributors
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* {{fplist|anz}} - For discussions about Fedora in Australia and New Zealand
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-users-br fedora-users-br]  - For discussions about Fedora in the Brazilian Portuguese language
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* {{fplist|bangladesh-users}} - For Fedora Bangladeshi Users and Contributors
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-de-list fedora-de-list]  - For discussions about Fedora in the German language
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* {{fplist|br-users}} - For discussions about Fedora in the Brazilian Portuguese language
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-es-list fedora-es-list]  - For discussions about Fedora in the Spanish language
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* {{fplist|brasil-marketing}} - Brazilian Fedora Ambassadors
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-cs-list fedora-cs-list]  - For discussions about Fedora in the Czech and Slovak language
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* {{fplist|chinese}} - For discussions about Fedora in the Chinese language
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-bangladesh-list fedora-bangladesh-list] - For Fedora Bangladeshi Users and Contributors
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* {{fplist|cs-users}} - For discussions about Fedora in the Czech and Slovak language
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/embajadores-fedora-latam embajadores-fedora-latam]  - Latin American Fedora Ambassadors
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* {{fplist|de-users}} - For discussions about Fedora in the German language
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-ja-list fedora-ja-list]  - For discussions about Fedora in the Japanese language
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* [https://lists.fedoraproject.org/admin/lists/ec-users.lists.fedoraproject.org/ fedora-ec] - For Ecuador Fedora Users and Contributors
* See Also: http://fedora.jp/mailman/listinfo/users
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* {{fplist|el-users}} - For discussions about Fedora in the Greek language
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* {{fplist|es-users}} - For discussions about Fedora in the Spanish language
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* {{fplist|fa-community}} - For Persian Fedora Users and Contributors
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* [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/panama-community fedora-pa] - For Panama Fedora Users and Contributors
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* [http://llistes.softcatala.org/mailman/listinfo/fedora fedora-softcatalà] - For discussions about Fedora in Catalan language
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* {{fplist|fr-users}} - For discussions about Fedora in the French language
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* {{fplist|id-community}} - For discussions about Fedora in the Indonesia language
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* {{fplist|india}} - For Fedora Indian Users and Contributors
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* {{fplist|it-users}} - For discussions about Fedora in the Italian language
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* {{fplist|lb-users}} - For Fedora Users and Contributors in Lebanon
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* {{fplist|lk-users}} - For discussions related with Fedora Sri Lanka Community; Sinhalese/ Tamil/ English language
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* {{fplist|pakistan}} - For Fedora Users and Contributors in Pakistan
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* {{fplist|sq-users}} - For discussions about Fedora in the Albanian language
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* {{fplist|vn-community}} - For discussions about Fedora in the Vietnamese language
  
==== Fedora L10N Teams Mailing Lists ====
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=== Localization (L10N) Teams Mailing Lists ===
* Arabic: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-ar fedora-trans-ar]
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Please find your wanted language team in the [[L10N_Teams]] page.
* Assamese: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-as fedora-trans-as]
 
* Balochi: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-bal fedora-trans-bal]
 
* Bulgarian: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-bg fedora-trans-bg]
 
* Bengali: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-bn fedora-trans-bn]
 
* Bengali India: [http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-bn_in fedora-trans-bn_in]
 
* Greek: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-el fedora-trans-el]  
 
* Hindi: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-hi fedora-trans-hi]  
 
* Slovak: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-sk fedora-trans-sk]
 
* Serbian: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-sr fedora-trans-sr]
 
* German: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-de fedora-trans-de]
 
* French: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-fr fedora-trans-fr]
 
* Spanish: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-es fedora-trans-es]
 
* Italian: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-it fedora-trans-it]
 
* Brazilian Portuguese: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-pt_br fedora-trans-pt_br]
 
* Japanese: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-ja fedora-trans-ja]
 
* Korean: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-ko fedora-trans-ko]
 
* Simplified Chinese: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-zh_cn fedora-trans-zh_cn]
 
* Traditional Chinese: [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-trans-zh_tw fedora-trans-zh_tw]
 
  
 
=== Searching Mailing Lists ===
 
=== Searching Mailing Lists ===
* See [[Communicate/MailingListGuidelines#searchit]]  
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* See [[Communicate/MailingListGuidelines#searchit]]
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{{Anchor|IRC}}
  
== IRC ==
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== IRC for interactive community support ==
  
 
IRC, or Internet Relay Chat, is a real-time, text-based form of communication. You can have conversations with multiple people in an open channel or chat with someone privately one-on-one.
 
IRC, or Internet Relay Chat, is a real-time, text-based form of communication. You can have conversations with multiple people in an open channel or chat with someone privately one-on-one.
  
To talk to other Fedora Project participants, log onto the [http://freenode.net freenode IRC network] .
 
  
  
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To talk to other Fedora Project participants, log onto the [https://libera.chat/guides libera chat guides].
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| {{Template:Warning}} '''NOTE:''' You may be required to register your user nickname (nick) and identify with that nick. Otherwise, you may not be able to join or be heard on the IRC channel. There is a page describing how to register your nick at [http://freenode.net/ freenode.net] .
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To learn how to use IRC, refer to the IRC Tutorial at [http://irchelp.org/ irchelp.org] and [[Communicate/IRCHowTo| IRC HowTo]].
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{{Admon/note | NOTE | You may be required to register your user nickname (nick) and identify with that nick. Otherwise, you may not be able to join or be heard on the IRC channel. There is a page describing how to register your nick at [https://libera.chat/guides/registration libera chat registration].}}
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{{Admon/warning | WARNING | Some of the Fedora channels ban users that are logged into their system as <code>root</code>. Make sure that you are logged into your system as a normal user and that any ident server you may have running is accurately reporting your username.}}
  
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=== User Help ===
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora}}''' - '''General discussion and community assistance for users of Fedora releases. If you want help with a problem installing or using a currently maintained release of Fedora, this is the list for you, but register with Libera.Chat and read the FAQ before joining.'''
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-art}}''' - Fedora's artist/designers hangout, talks about using Fedora/FOSS software for creating art.
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-eol}}''' - End User Support for end of life Fedora versions.
  
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=== Administration ===
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-admin}}''' - Chat related to Fedora Infrastructure, not end-user discussions
| {{Template:Warning}} '''NOTE:''' Some of the Fedora channels ban users that are logged into their system as <code>root</code>. Make sure that you are logged into your system as a normal user and that any ident server you may have running is accurately reporting your username.
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-apps}}''' - Channel used to discuss the development and deployment of Fedora Infrastructure's webapps.
|}
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-ops}}''' - Administrative chat for all Fedora Channel Operators
To learn how to use IRC, refer to the IRC Tutorial at [http://irchelp.org/ irchelp.org]  and [[Communicate/IRCHowTo| IRC HowTo]] .
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-releng}}''' - Channel used to discuss Release Engineering
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-noc}}''' - Channel used by Fedora Infrastructure nagios alerts and system problems.
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* '''Meeting Rooms'''
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**'''{{fpchat|#fedora-meeting}}''' - Channel used by [[Fedora_meeting_channel|different Fedora groups and sub-projects]] for meetings.
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** '''{{fpchat|#fedora-meeting-1}}''' - Channel used by [[Fedora_meeting_channel|different Fedora groups and sub-projects]] for meetings.
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** '''{{fpchat|#fedora-meeting-2}}''' - Channel used by [[Fedora_meeting_channel|different Fedora groups and sub-projects]] for meetings.
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** '''{{fpchat|#fedora-meeting-3}}''' - Channel used by [[Fedora_meeting_channel|different Fedora groups and sub-projects]] for meetings.
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** '''{{fpchat|#fedora-meeting-4}}''' - Channel used by [[Fedora_meeting_channel|different Fedora groups and sub-projects]] for meetings.
  
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora #fedora]''' - General chat for all Fedora Project participants
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=== Projects and SIGs ===
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-social #fedora-social]''' - The appropriate channel for non-Fedora discussions
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-meeting #fedora-meeting]''' - Channel used by [[Communicate/FedoraMeetingChannel| different Fedora groups and sub-projects]] for meetings.
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-audio #fedora-audio]''' - Chat specifically related to audio and podcasting on Fedora
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-ds #fedora-ds]''' - Fedora Directory Server
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-nightlife #fedora-nightlife]''' - Fedora Nightlife grid computing
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-games #fedora-games]''' - Chat specifically related to anything about games in Fedora
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-haskell #fedora-haskell]''' - The Haskell programming language in Fedora
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-java #fedora-java]''' - The Open Source Java platform in Fedora
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-ppc #fedora-ppc]''' - Fedora on the PowerPC architecture
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-arm #fedora-arm]''' - Fedora on the ARM architecture
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-python #fedora-python]''' - Python languages discussions in Fedora
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-security #fedora-security]''' - Discussion on Fedora Security Topics
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-selinux #fedora-selinux]''' - Fedora SELinux development
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-usability #fedora-usability]''' - Fedora Usability discussions
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-women #fedora-women]''' - Chat forum for women in the Fedora Community
 
<BR>
 
  
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-admin #fedora-admin]''' - Chat related to Fedora Infrastructure, not end-user discussions
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==== Specific/Non end-user discussion channels ====
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-art #fedora-art]''' - Chat specifically related to Fedora Artwork, not end-user discussions
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-ambassadors}}''' - Chat related to Fedora Ambassadors Project, not end-user discussions
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-devel #fedora-devel]''' - Chat specifically related to Fedora development, not end-user discussions
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-commops}}''' - Chat specifically related to Fedora Community Operations, not end-user discussions
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-kde #fedora-kde]''' - Chat related to KDE in Fedora
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-design}}''' - Chat specifically related to Fedora Design and Artwork, not end-user discussions
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-docs #fedora-docs]''' - Chat specifically related to Fedora Documentation, not end-user discussions
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-devel}}''' - Chat specifically related to Fedora development, not end-user discussions
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-mentors #fedora-mentors]''' - Chat to help new and potential Fedora contributors get started, not end-user discussions
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-docs}}''' - Chat specifically related to Fedora Documentation, not end-user discussions
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-mktg #fedora-mktg]''' - Chat specifically related to Fedora Marketing, not end-user discussions
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-mentors}}''' - Chat to help new and potential Fedora contributors get started, not end-user discussions
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-qa #fedora-qa]''' - Fedora Quality Assurance discussions (Please report bugs through [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/ Bugzilla] , not here)
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-mktg}}''' - Chat specifically related to Fedora Marketing, not end-user discussions
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-websites #fedora-websites]''' - Chat specifically related to Fedora Websites, not end-user discussions
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-sage}}''' - Chat specifically related to the packaging of Sage (math) in Fedora, not end-user discussions
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-board-meeting #fedora-board-meeting]''' - Moderated room for public Fedora Project Board meetings
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-videos}}''' - Chat specifically related to videos which are related to Fedora project
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-board-public #fedora-board-public]''' - Unmoderated room for public Fedora Project Board meetings. Ask your questions here to see them discussed during a meeting.
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-websites}}''' - Chat specifically related to Fedora Websites, not end-user discussions.
<BR>
 
  
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-i18n #fedora-i18n]''' - Fedora internationalization
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==== General Fedora Discussions ====
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-l10n #fedora-l10n]''' - Fedora Localization (Translation)
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-cn #fedora-cn]''' - Fedora discussions in Chinese (Both simplified and tranditional)
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-br #fedora-br]''' - Fedora discussions in Brazilian Portuguese
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-de #fedora-de]''' - Fedora discussions in German
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-es #fedora-es]''' - Fedora discussions in Spanish
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-fr #fedora-fr]''' - Welcome on the French-speaking channel of Fedora
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-india #fedora-india]''' - Fedora India discussions
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-it #fedora-it]''' - Fedora discussions in Italian
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-latam #fedora-latam]''' - Latin American Fedora Ambassadors discussions
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-jp #fedora-jp]''' - Fedora discussions in Japanese
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-bangladesh #fedora-bangladesh]''' - Fedora discussions in Bangladesh
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-newmexico #fedora-newmexico]''' - Fedora discussions in New Mexico, USA
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-pl #fedora-pl]''' - Fedora discussions in Polish
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-cs #fedora-cs]''' - Fedora discussions in Slovak and Czech
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-tw #fedora-tw]''' - Fedora discussions in Chinese (Tranditional)
 
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-ve #fedora-ve]''' - Fedora discussions for users from Venezuela
 
Also, at irc.gnome.org:
 
  
* '''[irc://freenode/fedora-desktop #fedora-desktop]''' - Fedora desktop discussions
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-join}}''' - Talk to contributors and get help '''getting started with contributing''' to Fedora
Several projects are large enough to have their own channels. Individual project channels, IRC server, and channel information are also found on the project pages.  See the ["Projects"]  list.
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-qa}}''' - Fedora Quality Assurance discussions (Please report bugs through [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/ Bugzilla] , not here)
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-server}}''' - Fedora Server discussion
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-usability}}''' - Fedora Usability discussions
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-security}}''' - Fedora Security discussions
 +
* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-i18n}}''' - Fedora internationalization
  
== Forums ==
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==== Fedora Architectures ====
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-ppc}}''' - Fedora on the PowerPC architecture
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-arm}}''' - Fedora on the ARM architecture
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-s390x}}''' - Fedora on the s390x architecture
 +
 
 +
==== Projects/Development ====
 +
 
 +
* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-games}}''' - Chat specifically related to anything about games in Fedora
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-kde}}''' - Chat related to KDE in Fedora
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-astronomy}}''' - Chat specifically related to Fedora Astronomy project
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-audio}}''' - Chat specifically related to audio and podcasting on Fedora
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-bugzappers}}''' - Fedora Bugzappers
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* '''[irc://irc.gnome.org/fedora-desktop #fedora-desktop]''' - Fedora desktop development discussions (on irc.gnome.org)
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-selinux}}''' - Fedora SELinux development
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-mini}}''' - Chat related to a slim Fedora spin based on Moblin
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-ds}}''' - Fedora Directory Server
 +
 
 +
==== Programming Languages and Platforms ====
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-dotnet}}''' - C# and dotnet discussions in Fedora
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-haskell}}''' - The Haskell programming language in Fedora
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-java}}''' - The Open Source Java platform in Fedora
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-python}}''' - Python languages discussions in Fedora
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-ruby}}''' - Ruby language discussions in Fedora
 +
 
 +
==== SIGs ====
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-power}}''' - Chat related to the Power Management SIG
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-science}}''' - Chat related to the Science and Technology SIG
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-hams}}''' - The Fedora Amateur Radio SIG. Chat with fellow hams who use Fedora.
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-ruby}}''' - A SIG for people who are interested in improving the state of [[Ruby_SIG |Ruby]] in Fedora.
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-bigdata}}''' - Chat related to the inclusion of "big data" tools in Fedora.
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-neuro}}''' - Chat related to the inclusion of tools related to neuroscience and neuroimaging research.
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-respins}}''' - Respins Sig produces updated Live isos through out a Fedora Release.
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==== Other fun stuff ====
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-social}}''' - The appropriate channel for non-Fedora discussions
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-women}}''' - Chat forum for women in the Fedora Community
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=== International ===
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==== Asia ====
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-arabic}}''' - Fedora discussions in Arabic
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-apac}}''' - Fedora discussions for Asia Pacific (APAC)
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-bangladesh}}''' - Fedora discussions in Bangladesh
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-tw}}''' - Fedora discussions in Chinese (Tranditional)
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-zh}}''' - Fedora discussions in Chinese (Both simplified and tranditional)
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-india}}''' - Fedora India discussions
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-id}}''' - Fedora discussions in Indonesia
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-il}}''' - Fedora discussions for users from Israel (mainly in Hebrew)
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-jp}}''' - Fedora discussions in Japanese
 +
* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-lb}}''' - Fedora discussions in Lebanon (may be Arabic or English)
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-my}}''' - Fedora discussions in Malaysia
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-mm}}''' - Fedora discussions in Myanmar
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-nepal}}''' - Fedora discussions for users from Nepal
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-pakistan}}''' - Fedora discussions in Pakistan
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-ir}}''' - Fedora discussions in Persian
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-russian}}''' - Fedora discussions in Russian
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-l10n-ru}}''' - Fedora Localization (Translation), Russian Team
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 +
==== Europe ====
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-sq}}''' - Fedora discussions in Albanian (Shqip)
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-nl}}''' - Fedora discussions in Dutch
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-ee}}''' - Fedora discussions in Estonian
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-fi}}''' - Fedora discussions in Finnish
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-fr}}''' - Welcome on the French-speaking channel of Fedora
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-trans-fr}}''' - Fedora translation in French
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-el}}''' - Fedora discussions in Greek
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-de}}''' - Fedora discussions in German
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-hu}}''' - Fedora discussions in Hungarian
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-it}}''' - Fedora discussions in Italian
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-es}}''' - Fedora discussions in Spanish
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-cs}}''' - Fedora discussions in Slovak and Czech
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-uk}}''' - Fedora discussions for users from United Kingdom
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-pl}}''' - Fedora discussions in Polish
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-pt}}''' - Fedora discussions in Portuguese
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-ro}}''' - Fedora discussions in Romanian
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-se}}''' - Fedora discussions in Swedish or relating to Sweden
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-rs}}''' - Fedora discussions in Serbian (or any similar language)
  
Forums provide Fedora users with an easy way of getting help on any issues that may arise. Most of the forums are extremely active and provide structured access to a number of knowledgeable and helpful Fedora users.
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==== Africa ====
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-ma}}''' - Fedora discussions in French and Arabic
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-tn}}''' - Fedora Tunisian community discussions in French, English and Arabic
  
[http://fedoraforum.org/ fedoraforum.org]  is the forum endorsed by the Fedora Project. It is meant to allow users to help each other. Other forums are also available:
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==== North America ====
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-newmexico}}''' - Fedora discussions in New Mexico, USA
  
* [http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/forum-35.html linuxforums.org]
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==== Central and South America ====
* [http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/forumdisplay.php?forumid=35 linuxquestions.org]
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-ar}}''' - Fedora discussions for users from Argentina
{{Anchor|communitysites}}
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-bra}}''' - Fedora discussions in Brazilian Portuguese
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-ec}}''' - Fedora discussions for users from Ecuador
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-latam}}''' - Latin American Fedora Ambassadors discussions (LATAM)
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-ni}}''' - Fedora discussions for users from Nicaragua
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-pa}}''' - Fedora discussions for users from Panama
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-pe}}''' - Fedora discussions for users from Peru
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-ve}}''' - Fedora discussions for users from Venezuela
  
== Community Websites ==
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==== Localization ====
There are many great community websites beyond the Fedora Project that may be of interest to you.
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-l10n}}''' - Fedora Localization (old)
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* '''{{fpchat|#fedora-g11n}}''' - Fedora Globalization (including Translation)
  
See the CommunityWebsites page.
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Several projects are large enough to have their own channels. Individual project channels, IRC server, and channel information are also found on the project pages. See the [[Projects]] list.
  
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=== More Information ===
[[Category:Communicate]]
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* '''[[FAQ]]''' - Frequently Asked Questions about Fedora Linux

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Fedora has a strong community that is ready to help you. Because users and contributors span the globe, a key element to the project is communication. Forums, mailing lists, IRC, Telegram, and Discord provide quick and easy ways to communicate.

Quick links

Interacting with the Community

Make sure that you understand and follow our guidelines before you start communicating with others in the Fedora community. Some basic guidelines can be found in the Mailing List Guidelines and the IRC How-To.

Helping Yourself

Before seeking help from others, please take a little time to review the huge variety of self-help resources that are available. Check out the Fedora Documentation. If you are already using Fedora, man and info pages provide a lot of useful information. You can access these by using the man and info commands. For example, to use man to learn about dnf, you would use:

man dnf

Press q to quit.

To read the info pages on gcc, you can use:

info gcc

Press q to quit.

There are a number of other documents available on your system under the documentation folder at /usr/share/doc/. The rpm command provides an option to list all of the documentation associated with a particular package. As an example, to list all of the documents available from the "coreutils" package, you can use:

rpm -qd coreutils

While these commands work from a terminal, other easy-to-use tools are also available. Check the menus for your desktop and programs. Don't forget to check the Fedora Documentation.

Providing Feedback to Developers

If you believe you have found a bug or would like to suggest enhancements, use the Bugzilla bug tracking system.

More information is available on the Bugs and feature requests page.

The Ask Fedora forum or users mailing list is the place for most questions.

Development discussions happen in the Fedora development mailing list, devel, and we encourage community users and developers interested in Fedora to participate there. You can post in this list for development-related discussions that are not straight-forward bug reports or feature requests. This is not a suitable place to ask general questions. If you are using a test release or the development version of Fedora, post feedback to the test mailing list and bug reports to Bugzilla. Developers do not usually follow discussions in end-user sources since they are high-traffic and not as efficient as a tracker like Bugzilla. For other mailing list options, see Mailing Lists below.

Forums

Forums provide Fedora users with an easy way to get help for any issue that may arise. Most of the forums are extremely active and provide structured access to a number of knowledgeable and helpful Fedora users.

Ask Fedora is a community knowledge base and support forum hosted by Fedora Project. If you're looking for something a bit more conversational, visit our new forum at discussion.fedoraproject.org.

fedoraforum.org is an independent community website and not hosted or affiliated to Fedora Project or Red Hat. It is a platform for users to help each other. Other forums are also available:

International Forums

Community Websites

There are many great community websites beyond the Fedora Project that may be of interest to you.

See the Community Websites page.

Mailing Lists

Mailing lists are special email addresses which send email to all users who have subscribed to them. Sending an email to a mailing list reaches all users interested in discussing a specific topic and users who are available to help other users with that topic.

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To subscribe to a mailing list, follow the appropriate link below and fill out the subscription form, or send an email message to <listname>-request@lists.fedoraproject.org (replace <listname> with the desired mailing list name, such as users) with only the word subscribe in the subject. The mailing lists are hosted at https://lists.fedoraproject.org/.
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NOTE
Certain etiquette is required to help to mailling lists work efficiently and smoothly. See the Mailing list guidelines for specific points to follow while using Fedora Project mailing lists.

If you are using the mailing lists and see a post that is off-topic, you can direct the user to the PostIsOffTopic page, which will provide them with information to guide them in list selection in the future. Please do not be unnecessarily rude, as it hurts Fedora when you offend other users.

User Mailing Lists

users - General discussion and community assistance for users of Fedora releases. If you want help with a problem installing or using Fedora, this is the list for you. You might also use Ask Fedora forum instead

  • announce - Announcements of Fedora changes and events. To stay aware of major Fedora news, subscribe to this list.
  • classroom - Discussion, Ideas, feedback, planning and announcement of Fedora IRC Classroom sessions.
  • package-announce - Announcements of Fedora Package Updates for potentially all Fedora sub-projects. See announcement to learn how to setup filters.
  • laptop - For users of laptops running Fedora.
  • test - For testers of Fedora test releases. If you would like to discuss experiences using Fedora TEST releases, this is the list for you.
  • livecd - For discussion of Fedora Live CD efforts.
  • virt - For discussion about virtualization in Fedora.
  • xen - For discussion about Xen virtualization in Fedora.
  • selinux - For discussions about the Fedora SELinux Project.
  • games - For discussions about games for Fedora.
  • women - For the women that use and contribute to Fedora.
  • xfce - For users of the Fedora Xfce Spin.
  • lxde - For users of the Fedora Lxde Spin.
  • kde - For users of the Fedora KDE Spin.

Contributors Mailing Lists

  • devel-announce - Announcements for developers, no discussions.
  • fedora-join - For people looking to contribute to Fedora, to interact with current volunteers
  • devel - For developers, developers, developers. If you are interested in helping create Fedora releases, this is the list for you.
  • packaging - Packaging Committee discussions and questions or clarifications on packaging in Fedora.
  • scm-commits - For CVS change notifications of all Fedora packages. Fedora package maintainers are encouraged to subscribe to this.
  • desktop - For discussions about desktop development issues such as user interfaces and usability
  • docs - For participants of the Documentation Project
  • security - For discussions about public issues related to security in Fedora.
  • design-team - For participants of the Fedora Design Team (formerly the Fedora Artwork Project; old archives located
  • websites - For contributors to official Fedora websites and interested Community websites administrators
  • perl-devel - For discussions about packages relating to the Perl programming language
  • php-devel - For discussions about packages relating to the PHP programming language
  • python-devel - For discussions about packages relating to the Python programming language
  • java-devel - For discussions about Java-related Fedora development
  • fonts - For discussions on fonts and other Fedora text rendering components
  • fonts-bugs - Automated issue tracking on fonts and other Fedora text rendering components
  • ambassadors - Fedora Ambassadors discussions.
  • marketing - For discussions about marketing and expanding the Fedora user base
  • infrastructure - For participants of the Infrastructure Project
  • buildsys - Discussion of Fedora build system
  • triage - Discussion about bug maintenance in Fedora
  • music - For discussions about integrating open music and professional audio base in Fedora
  • i18n - For discussions about the internationalization of Fedora
  • trans - For discussions about translating the software and documentation associated with the Fedora Project
  • legal - For public discussions about legal issues affecting Fedora.
  • scitech - For discussion between scientific and technical users.
  • spins - The Spin Special Interest Group mailing list, Low-traffic list
  • power-management - For discussion about the power management in Fedora.

Architecture Specific Mailing Lists

  • sparc - For discussions about supporting Fedora on the SPARC architecture and platforms
  • arm - For discussions about supporting Fedora on the ARM architecture and platforms
  • s390x - For discussion about supporting Fedora on the s390x architecture and platforms
  • ppc - For discussion about supporting Fedora on the PowerPC architecture and platforms
  • mips - For discussion about supporting Fedora on the MIPS architecture and platforms
  • secondary - For discussion about supporting Fedora on secondary architectures(IA-64, PA-RISC, etc...)

Regional Mailing Lists

  • anz - For discussions about Fedora in Australia and New Zealand
  • bangladesh-users - For Fedora Bangladeshi Users and Contributors
  • br-users - For discussions about Fedora in the Brazilian Portuguese language
  • brasil-marketing - Brazilian Fedora Ambassadors
  • chinese - For discussions about Fedora in the Chinese language
  • cs-users - For discussions about Fedora in the Czech and Slovak language
  • de-users - For discussions about Fedora in the German language
  • fedora-ec - For Ecuador Fedora Users and Contributors
  • el-users - For discussions about Fedora in the Greek language
  • es-users - For discussions about Fedora in the Spanish language
  • fa-community - For Persian Fedora Users and Contributors
  • fedora-pa - For Panama Fedora Users and Contributors
  • fedora-softcatalà - For discussions about Fedora in Catalan language
  • fr-users - For discussions about Fedora in the French language
  • id-community - For discussions about Fedora in the Indonesia language
  • india - For Fedora Indian Users and Contributors
  • it-users - For discussions about Fedora in the Italian language
  • lb-users - For Fedora Users and Contributors in Lebanon
  • lk-users - For discussions related with Fedora Sri Lanka Community; Sinhalese/ Tamil/ English language
  • pakistan - For Fedora Users and Contributors in Pakistan
  • sq-users - For discussions about Fedora in the Albanian language
  • vn-community - For discussions about Fedora in the Vietnamese language

Localization (L10N) Teams Mailing Lists

Please find your wanted language team in the L10N_Teams page.

Searching Mailing Lists

IRC for interactive community support

IRC, or Internet Relay Chat, is a real-time, text-based form of communication. You can have conversations with multiple people in an open channel or chat with someone privately one-on-one.


To talk to other Fedora Project participants, log onto the libera chat guides.

To learn how to use IRC, refer to the IRC Tutorial at irchelp.org and IRC HowTo.

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WARNING
Some of the Fedora channels ban users that are logged into their system as root. Make sure that you are logged into your system as a normal user and that any ident server you may have running is accurately reporting your username.

User Help

  • #fedora[?] - General discussion and community assistance for users of Fedora releases. If you want help with a problem installing or using a currently maintained release of Fedora, this is the list for you, but register with Libera.Chat and read the FAQ before joining.
  • #fedora-art[?] - Fedora's artist/designers hangout, talks about using Fedora/FOSS software for creating art.
  • #fedora-eol[?] - End User Support for end of life Fedora versions.

Administration

Projects and SIGs

Specific/Non end-user discussion channels

  • #fedora-ambassadors[?] - Chat related to Fedora Ambassadors Project, not end-user discussions
  • #fedora-commops[?] - Chat specifically related to Fedora Community Operations, not end-user discussions
  • #fedora-design[?] - Chat specifically related to Fedora Design and Artwork, not end-user discussions
  • #fedora-devel[?] - Chat specifically related to Fedora development, not end-user discussions
  • #fedora-docs[?] - Chat specifically related to Fedora Documentation, not end-user discussions
  • #fedora-mentors[?] - Chat to help new and potential Fedora contributors get started, not end-user discussions
  • #fedora-mktg[?] - Chat specifically related to Fedora Marketing, not end-user discussions
  • #fedora-sage[?] - Chat specifically related to the packaging of Sage (math) in Fedora, not end-user discussions
  • #fedora-videos[?] - Chat specifically related to videos which are related to Fedora project
  • #fedora-websites[?] - Chat specifically related to Fedora Websites, not end-user discussions.

General Fedora Discussions

Fedora Architectures

Projects/Development

Programming Languages and Platforms

SIGs

  • #fedora-power[?] - Chat related to the Power Management SIG
  • #fedora-science[?] - Chat related to the Science and Technology SIG
  • #fedora-hams[?] - The Fedora Amateur Radio SIG. Chat with fellow hams who use Fedora.
  • #fedora-ruby[?] - A SIG for people who are interested in improving the state of Ruby in Fedora.
  • #fedora-bigdata[?] - Chat related to the inclusion of "big data" tools in Fedora.
  • #fedora-neuro[?] - Chat related to the inclusion of tools related to neuroscience and neuroimaging research.
  • #fedora-respins[?] - Respins Sig produces updated Live isos through out a Fedora Release.

Other fun stuff

International

Asia

Europe

Africa

  • #fedora-ma[?] - Fedora discussions in French and Arabic
  • #fedora-tn[?] - Fedora Tunisian community discussions in French, English and Arabic

North America

Central and South America

  • #fedora-ar[?] - Fedora discussions for users from Argentina
  • #fedora-bra[?] - Fedora discussions in Brazilian Portuguese
  • #fedora-ec[?] - Fedora discussions for users from Ecuador
  • #fedora-latam[?] - Latin American Fedora Ambassadors discussions (LATAM)
  • #fedora-ni[?] - Fedora discussions for users from Nicaragua
  • #fedora-pa[?] - Fedora discussions for users from Panama
  • #fedora-pe[?] - Fedora discussions for users from Peru
  • #fedora-ve[?] - Fedora discussions for users from Venezuela

Localization

Several projects are large enough to have their own channels. Individual project channels, IRC server, and channel information are also found on the project pages. See the Projects list.

More Information

  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about Fedora Linux