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Where the docmakers meet

The subproject homepage
The firebird-docs list
The Atkin news interface

The subproject homepage

The homepage of the documentation subproject is here:

It contains news about our activities, links to the docs we've already published, plans for the future, etc.

The firebird-docs list

If you're serious about writing docs for Firebird, the first thing you should do is subscribe to the mailing list where we discuss our plans and our work. This list is open to everybody, and subscribing commits you to nothing. Send an email to:

with the word “subscribe” either as subject or as the first and only line in the message body. Alternatively, you can fill in the form on this webpage:

Whichever method you choose, you'll receive an email message from the list robot within minutes. Follow the instructions in that message and you're on the list.

The Atkin news interface

There's also a news interface for this and other Firebird-related mailing lists. Sometimes it works a little problematically – or not at all, although that's rare – and I wouldn't use it to post messages if I were you, but it's great for archiving and browsing purposes. The retention is pretty long too, so if you grab all messages that are on the server you'll have a nice piece of list history from before you joined.

To access these newsgroups, point your favourite newsreader to:

news.atkin.com

and get the groups list. Subscribe to the groups you like. Notice that the firebird-docs list maps to the group sourceforge.firebird-doc (without s) on the Atkin news server.

Depending on the newsreader or browser you use, this link may also get you straight to the group:

You can post to the newsgroup even if you're not subscribed to the mailing list, but in that case your message will be held for approval by a human moderator. This means that your message will be delayed by up to a day (or more, on rare occasions).

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