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For users of xps4xps (problems, comments, demands, discusson, etc), with relatively higher traffic

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A low-bandwidth list for announcing xps4xps releases or related releases.

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A planned future list for people involved in the development of xps4xps.

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General notes

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Before posting...

Please read the xps4xps documentation (manual, install.txt, FAQ) before posting.

Please also try to give a specific, meaningful subject line to your posts so people subscribing to several other mailing lists can pick them out easily, and to help indexing and archiving. The following convention is very useful and ensures that you don't forget to mention what port/version of xps4xps your problem is concerned with:

    [xps4xps, version, platform, wxWin version] subject
     ^    ^        ^         ^
     |    |        |         x--- one of 2.2.1, 2.0.15 etc.
     |    |        x------------- one of Win95, WinNT 4.0, Linux, etc.
     |    x---------------------- one of 0.27b, 0.18a, etc.
     x--------------------------- prefix for xps4xps mails

Alternatively, in your mail have a section like this:

xps4xps  : 0.02b
OS       : Windows95a, LINUX 2.0.35
wxWindows: 2.2.9

xps4xps-user is the list for problems using xps4xps; if something is almost certainly a bug in xps4xps, or it's a suggestion for a new feature or rule, then mailing xps4xps-devel is usually more appropriate.

Normally we prefer substantial attachments not to be sent to mailing lists, but if you do send attachments to individuals, then archiving them into a zip is much preferably since a bunch of separate files in one's attachments folder is tedious to sort out.

Generally it's much better to prepare a little batch file with the commands that causes the problem, rather than sending the bug/problem alone. Please send in all stuff allowing to reproduce the problem to increase the chances of the problem being looked at.

So to summarize, the more you help other people, the more they are likely to help you :-) Personally if I can't answer a question in a couple of minutes or less -- due to the need to shuffle someone's bunch of attached files or whatever -- I often ignore it, and I'm sure I'm not the only one to filter messages in this way.

Thank you!

Last updated 22.3.2003