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Mailing Lists
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These are the primary Mesa 3D / DRI mailing lists:
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-  `mesa-users <https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/mesa-users>`__
   - intended for end-users of Mesa and DRI drivers. Newbie questions
   are OK, but please try the general OpenGL resources and Mesa/DRI
   documentation first.

-  `mesa-dev <https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/mesa-dev>`__
   - for Mesa, Gallium and DRI development discussion. Not for
   beginners.

-  `mesa-commit <https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/mesa-commit>`__
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   - relays Git check-in messages (for developers). In general, people
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   should not post to this list.

-  `mesa-announce <https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/mesa-announce>`__
   - announcements of new Mesa versions are sent to this list. Very low
   traffic.

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-  `dri-devel <http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/dri-devel>`__
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   - for the Linux/BSD Direct Rendering Module (DRM) kernel modules
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   supporting Mesa's userspace drivers

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-  `piglit <https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/piglit>`__ -
   for Piglit (OpenGL driver testing framework) discussion.

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.. note::

   You **must** subscribe to these lists in order to post to
   them. If you try to post to a list and you're not a subscriber (or if
   you try to post from a different email address than you subscribed with)
   your posting will be held for an indefinite period or may be discarded
   entirely.
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Follow the links above for list archives.

The old Mesa lists hosted at SourceForge are no longer in use. The
archives are still available, however:
`mesa3d-announce <https://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=mesa3d-announce>`__,
`mesa3d-users <https://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=mesa3d-users>`__,
`mesa3d-dev <https://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=mesa3d-dev>`__.

IRC
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join `#dri-devel channel <irc://irc.oftc.net/dri-devel>`__ on
`irc.oftc.net <https://webchat.oftc.net/>`__
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OpenGL Forums
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Here are some other OpenGL-related forums you might find useful:

-  `OpenGL discussion
   forums <https://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/>`__ at
   www.opengl.org
-  Usenet newsgroups:

   -  comp.graphics.algorithms
   -  comp.graphics.api.opengl
   -  comp.os.linux.x