Postgres-XL is supported by its community of developers. There are four active mailing lists available, for different topics like announcements, bugs, general use and development.

All four mailing lists require a subscription; messages from unsubscribed e-mail addresses are rejected automatically. You can easily subscribe by clicking on the “subscribe” link for each list.

  • postgres-xl-announce [subscribe, archive]
    Announcement list pertaining to Postgres-XL and various third party software related to it.
  • postgres-xl-bugs [subscribe, archive]
    If you find a bug, please report it to us on this mailing list.
  • postgres-xl-developers [subscribe, archive]
    The Postgres-XL developers team lives here. Discussion of current development issues, problems and bugs, and proposed new features. If you have a question for which only developers probably know the answer, try asking it here.
  • postgres-xl-general [subscribe, archive]
    General discussion area for users. Most new users will probably only be interested in this mailing list (unless they want to contribute to development or documentation). All non-bug related questions and all installation related questions, should be restricted to this area. Please note that the developers generally follow this list too.

Please ensure you read the section “Archive Policy” before posting to the lists.

Archive Policy

The archives are intended to provide an accurate representation of the activity on the lists, and as such will not be modified. There are a number of reasons why we will not remove or modify messages in the archives:

  • We want the archives to accurately represent the history of our public mailing lists.
  • Messages posted to our mailing lists are archived by other organisations outside of our control, as well as in every list subscriber’s inbox. Removing a message from our archives would only be the tip of the iceberg.
  • Due to the way the archives are stored and occasionally regenerated from archived mailbox files, there is no way to permanently modify a message.
  • We have limited volunteer resources to run the project (and no non-volunteer resources) and would prefer to use those resources to produce great database management software than to rewrite history

Some companies or organization add footers to outgoing e-mail messages with that group’s e-mail policies, such as this simple example:

This e-mail is confidential and only for use by the intended recipient.

These disclaimers are incompatible with sending messages to the Postgres-XL mailing lists. When the mailing list is the “intended recipient”, that includes all of its current subscribers and the archives. These archives are public, archived, and searchable; they cannot be made confidential.

By choosing to send messages to a Postgres-XL mailing list, you are implicitly granting your permission for that message to be archived in that fashion, regardless of any e-mail disclaimer it might have. Additionally, source code submissions to mailing lists such as postgres-xl-developers are considered submissions to the Postgres-XL project, falling under the project’s PostgreSQL license. Please make sure you have permission to share information with these lists before sending your message.