The RTEMS Project has a number of public mailing lists whose archives are fully searchable. This lists are divided into active user based lists and results and monitoring lists for archiving. All lists are public and a complete record of all postings is maintained. The active user lists are:
The RTEMS Users list is for users of RTEMS. Post questions about using and setting up tools, configuring RTEMS, BSP options and configuration or supported BSPs, questions about using the APIs, and any issues you may be having. RTEMS is a technical package so traffic on this list ranges from those who are new to embedded systems, real-time software or open source projects to technial users with many years of experience. The technical content level can vary. If you are a new user and want to ask a general question please ask on this list. If you are not sure which list to post please ask.
The RTEMS Developers list is about developing RTEMS. It is about the implementation of RTEMS and covers a wide range of technical issues as well as directional issues relating to the way the project develops, maintains and releases RTEMS. This lists covers the maintenance of the tools RTEMS uses, new Board Support Packages, new features, and technical implementation details for third party packages bundled with RTEMS. It is technical. The list also accepts patches to RTEMS. If you have patches please send them to this list. It is the main point of view. Any responses to posts to the Version Control (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bugs (email@example.com) lists should be posted to this list as those lists are blocked to posting.
- RTEMS Users (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the source of assistance about using RTEMS.
- RTEMS Developers (email@example.com) is about the development of RTEMS. Send patches here.
- RTEMS Announce is a read-only low volume list where we post announcements about releases or other important events when we remember to <blush>.
- Search page: http://www.rtems.org/ml/rtems-announce/index.html
- Mail List Archive: http://www.rtems.org/pipermail/rtems-announce
- Subscription Page: http://www.rtems.org/mailman/listinfo/rtems-announce
- RTEMS Bugs is a read-only list of all bug database changes posted. Discussion about a bug takes place within the bug tool or on the developers list.
- RTEMS Version Controlis a read-only list and has all changes to the RTEMS Version Control system posted. Discussion about changes takes place on the developers list.
- RTEMS Tool Test Results is a list where test results for the GCC compilers targeting RTEMS are posted. Automated tool test runs conducted by OAR personnel will be reported to this list as well as to the  mailing list. If you run the GCC test suite yourself on an RTEMS target, feel free to post to this mailing list. At some point in the future, we hope to add binutils and gdb test results.
- Mail List Archive: http://www.rtems.org/pipermail/rtems-tooltestresults
- Subscription Page: http://www.rtems.org/mailman/listinfo/rtems-tooltestresults
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