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There are three mailing lists for Allegro-related discussion, each with a
slightly different purpose.
[AL] - Allegro main -
This list is for any kind of discussion about Allegro, questions about
Allegro, reports of problems with Allegro, suggestions for new
features, announcements of programs written using Allegro, etc.
General rule: if it has to do with Allegro, you can post it here. If
not, go somewhere else (for example comp.os.msdos.djgpp, comp.lang.c,
or the online forums at http://www.allegro.cc/).
[AD] - Allegro developers -
This list is for the people currently working on Allegro, who use it to
coordinate their efforts. You can use this address if you need to
contact the developers directly, for example to submit some new code
that you have written or to report a bug.
Unlike the other lists, we will be really rude to people who post
inappropriate material here, so please don't do that! Do not send
tech-support questions to this list. Don't post bug reports here unless
you are 100% certain they aren't your fault (if you are in any doubt,
use the main Allegro list instead, which is read by most of the same
people who are subscribed here).
The Allegro development is a completely open process, and everyone is
welcome to drop by, have a listen, and start contributing code patches.
This list is for working rather than talking, though, so please don't
do anything that might get in our way.
[Alleg5] - Allegro 5 -
This list was once available for discussing the next major version of
Allegro, when it was too noisy to do so on [AD]. This is no longer the
case so the list has been shut down. However, its archives are still
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