The Org mailing list is an English language forum for discussing Org and related topics. The list requires a subscription from a confirmed email address to post.
It is used by the diverse community of Org developers, maintainers, contributors, experienced users, and new and prospective users both for discussion and as a repository of information. It was established by the creator of Org-mode, Carsten Dominik, who enjoys the different perspectives and range of interests expressed there.
The list is less formal and more diverse than a site like stackoverflow, which has an org-mode section. Subscribers' messages to the list aren't moderated and there is no formal mechanism to rate questions, answers, or reputations.
Consider joining Org IRC for real time help, simple questions, and to chat with other Org users.
Subscribe to the Org mailing list
The Org mailing list is a members only mailing list to prevent spam. Membership is freely available and only requires that you subscribe to the list and confirm your email address. Messages from non-subscribers will be delayed pending moderator review.
Fill in your email address and provide a password. A confirmation email will be sent to you. When you reply to the confirmation mail, you will be able to send messages to the mailing list and receive messages from the list.
Alternatively you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of "subscribe". A confirmation email will follow. When you reply to the confirmation email you will be added to the mailing list.
"I don't want to subscribe"
Fine. Simply send your first message to
email@example.com and a
moderator will let it through. You will be added to a whitelist so
that your next messages don't need to go through moderation. Because
you won't be a proper subscriber, people need to CC you to let you
follow the conversations.
Non-subscribers should expect delays before their first messages reach the mailing list. After passing moderation future messages will go through immediately.
Posting to the Org mailing list
If you are already a list subscriber, you may post directly to the list by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also reply to messages you are receiving from the list.
Posters are encouraged to be precise, concise, and friendly. Top-posting is discouraged. Lengthy excerpts of quoted material are probably redundant and they clog certain distribution channels. Posters should include enough quoted material to establish the context for their comments and cut away the rest.
Use of plain text email is strongly preferred.
Please label feature requests in the subject, perhaps with "[FR] Please add X".
It's good to have a separate email thread per request, then everyone can discuss the merits of the suggestion.
Bug reports may be submitted to the mailing list. Please label them appropriately with a tag "[BUG]" and include detailed information on how to reproduce the bug.
Consider including the output of M-x report-emacs-bug in your message.
Please attached a Minimum Working Example that can be used. See these links for additional ideas regarding MWEs.
Be patient with bug reports. Maintainer time is limited and it is likely your issue will benefit from discussion in the overall community.
The list and updates.orgmode.org
updates.orgmode.org makes it easier to keep track of important Org announcements such as new releases, confirmed bugs, help requests and user-significant changes.
The information on this page only comes from interacting with the Org mailing list.
To confirm a bug, just add
X-Woof-Bug: confirmed in the headers of
your reply to the list.
What to do before posting a question
What to do if you don't receive an answer
If your email is referenced on updates.orgmode.org, it will get the attention of the maintainers when they have enough time. (Remember they work on a volunteer basis.)
If your email is not referenced there and you think it deserves more attention, you can do this:
- If it is a bug report, check that you provided enough information, especially the Org and Emacs versions and a step-by-step recipe to reproduce the bug.
- If it is a question, give more information on what you tried, why you still have the question and why the answer may be of interest for other subscribers.
If you have nothing special to add to your first message and just want to "bump" the thread, please wait at least one month before doing so.
See As a contributor, what can I expect? for more.