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To reduce the bandwidth demands on everyone, mail should not contain attachments. It is recommended that you place interesting material (such as patches) either within the body of the message or provide a URL for retrieval.

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The Project's list fall into the following categories:

Announcement Lists

Announcement lists are very low traffic designed to communicate important information, such as final releases of a subproject's code, to a wide audience.

User Lists

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Developer Lists

Developer lists are for the developers of the project. On these lists suggestions and comments for code changes are discussed and action items are raised and voted on. For the developer community, these lists are the very center of the project where all the "action" is.

Commit Lists

The commit lists are where all cvs code commit messages are sent. All committers are required to subscribe to this list so that they can stay aware of changes to the repository.