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The latest version of Allegro can always be found on the Allegro homepage,

There are three mailing lists for Allegro-related discussion, each with a slightly different purpose. To subscribe to one of the three lists, simply go to it's web page and use the online forms to subscribe yourself. You can remove yourself from a list going to the same page above, which can be used to remind you of your password too, in case you have forgotten it.

To send a message to one of the lists, write to alleg-main AT lists.sourceforge DOT net or alleg-developers AT lists.sourceforge DOT net. You don't need to be subscribed to these mailing lists before you can post there, but it is a good idea to subscribe in order to see the replies.

Before posting tech-support questions to the Allegro list, please take a moment to read the guidelines in docs/txt/help.txt. See docs/txt/ahack.txt for information about the style of code we use, and how to create your patches.

If you want to search through the archives of any of those mailing lists, you will have to check the available options at

Please don't send messages in HTML format. The increased size places an unnecessary load on the server, and many subscribers have a hard time reading these posts.

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Please use English in your messages. You could eventually post messages in whatever language you prefer, but that would terribly limit the chances of getting a useful answer.

Remember that the RFC 1855: netiquette guidelines ( describes other general guidelines you should follow as a correct internet user (in mailing lists and other places as well), and provides more verbose descriptions and explanations about why you should follow the above guidelines.

One of the important guidelines you should be aware of is how to quote correctly the message you are replying to. The previous RFC doesn't really explain how to do it, so you might want to read the document "How do I quote correctly in Usenet?" at Quoting correctly is easier to say than to do, especially for users of Microsoft Outlook. If you are such a user, you can help yourself using the Outlook-QuoteFix extension written by Dominik Jain, which you can find at