Galaxy Mailing Lists
Mailing lists play a vital role in the Galaxy community:
- They are a key part of Galaxy's overall support efforts.
- They complement the Galaxy Biostar forum, which is focused on questions about using Galaxy.
- They are a place where the community can ask and answer questions.
- They are a place for the discussion of open issues and best practices.
- They are also a searchable treasure trove of knowledge about Galaxy.
- Finally, they are a great way to learn what is going on in the Galaxy Community.
Galaxy has several active mailing lists, each for a different purpose in the Galaxy community.
|List Link||Description||List Email Address||Archives (see Searching)|
|galaxy-announce||Announcements of interest to the Galaxy community. Moderated and low volume.||Nabble, Mailman|
|galaxy-dev||Local installation, configuration, and tool integration help, or to propose new features. High volume.||galaxy-dev AT lists DOT galaxyproject DOT org||Nabble, GMane, Mail-Archive.com, OSDir, Mailman|
|galaxy-proteomics||Proteomics related questions, announcements, and anything else of interest to the Galaxy proteomics community. Low volume.||galaxy-proteomics AT lists DOT galaxyproject DOT org||Nabble, Mailman|
|galaxy-training||If you have a question about teaching bioinformatics with Galaxy, or about teaching Galaxy itself, then this is a good place to find an answer. This is also the official mailing list of the Galaxy Training Network (GTN).||galaxy-training AT lists DOT galaxyproject DOT org||Nabble, Mailman|
|galaxy-france||Cette liste est destinée à l'information (et aux discussions) de la Communauté francaise Galaxy. (This list is for announcements to (and discussion within) the French Galaxy Community. Most list content is in French.) Faible volume / Low volume.||galaxy-france AT lists DOT galaxyproject DOT org||Nabble, Mailman|
|galaxy-uk||Mailing list for the Galaxy-UK community. This is not a support list.||galaxy-uk AT groups DOT galaxyproject DOT org||Google Groups, Nabble|
|galaxy-commits||Galaxy source control commit messages.||Mailman|
(The Galaxy-User mailing was migrated to the Galaxy Biostar forum in Spring 2014. All posts to Galaxy-User were migrated to the forum at that time. The old Nabble archive is still available for searching, as are the GMane, Mail-Archive.com, OSDir, and Penn State archives).
|Search Engine||Multiple||User Only||Dev Only||Announce Only||Proteomics Only||Training Only||France Only||UK Only||Comments|
|Google Custom Search||Search all||"User" tab of Search all results||"Dev" tab of Search all results||"Announce" tab of Search all results||"Proteomics" tab of Search all results||"Training" tab of Search all results||"France" tab of Search all results||"UK" tab of Search all results||Threaded results, but may not find most recent posts.|
|Nabble||User only||Dev only||Announce only||Proteomics only||Training Only||France only||Results not threaded, but shows up to the minute results.|
Several other searches are also supported, including:
- UseGalaxy search - Search for information about using Galaxy.
- GetGalaxy search - Search for information about deploying, developing, customizing, and administering Galaxy.
- All Galaxy search - Search all Galaxy web resources.
GalaxyProject.org/search has links to all of the above searches.
Subscribing and Unsubscribing
Posting a Question
If it has not, then:
- Subscribe to the appropriate list (either dev or user). Postings from email addresses that are not on the list are held for moderation. We try to check for moderated emails at least once a day.
- Send your question to the list's email address.
New to Mailing Lists?
If you are brand new to mailing lists, you might want to read Ten Simple Rules for Getting Help from Online Scientific Communities by Dall'Olio et al. (PLoS Comput Biol 7(9): e1002202. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002202) Don't be intimidated by there being ten rules. The most important rule is:
- Rule 1. Do Not Be Afraid to Ask a Question - Really. Be bold.
Once you have mastered Rule 1, you can refine your mailing list chops by applying the other 9 rules:
- Rule 2. State the question clearly
- Rule 3. Learn the established customs of the list
- Rule 4. Do not ask what has already been answered - Take advantage of the mailing list search engines.
- Rule 5. Always use a good title
- Rule 6. Do your homework before posting
- Rule 7. Proofread your post
- Rule 8. Be courteous to other forum members
- Rule 9. The archive of your discussion will be useful to others
- Rule 10. Give back to the community - Help answer others' questions and Get Involved!
New to Open Source Software Support Mailing Lists?
If you are brand new to programming mailing lists please read How To Ask Questions The Smart Way by Eric Steven Raymond for practical tips on writing programming questions to this or any other open source mailing list.
Hint for those too lazy to click: only you know useful information about the problem context such as the software packages and versions involved. A good question includes the bare minimum context detail, allowing someone who is skilled in the art and reading the list to understand the problem.
Mailing List Traffic
We have a significant amount of mailing list traffic. See the Galaxy Project Statistics page for more information.