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Is there a mailing list for the project?
Yes. There are several. They are listed below.
I have a question! Should I just send it to one of the mailing lists below?
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Cygwin Mailing Lists
- cygwin: This is the list for discussion of just about all things related to Cygwin. In general, you should send questions and bug reports here. If you have questions about how to use Cygwin, or if you have Cygwin-specific (see above) questions, problems, or observations about the UNIX tools (bash, gcc, make, etc.) that come with Cygwin, this is the list for you (although it's very possible that you will receive more qualified help for such tools on their specific mailing lists).
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- cygwin-announce: a moderated list solely for announcements related to the official Cygwin release.
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a subscribers-only list for discussing the internals of the Cygwin DLL
and all cygwin components of the "winsup" directory. Discussion of upcoming
releases is also appropriate. Please do not subscribe or send email to this
list if you do not understand what is meant by "the winsup directory".
If you are interested in contributing to the development of Cygwin, this is the place to discuss your plans. If you have an issue and hope that someone will look into it for you then please do not send email here. This is a mailing list for doers not musers.
- cygwin-patches: a subscribers-only list for submitting patches to the Cygwin DLL and the other components of the "winsup" directory. Discussions of supplied patches are also acceptable, of course.
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