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SLDev@lists.secondlife.com - mailing list for discussing the development of the Second Life viewer. This is a high-traffic mailing list (as many as 30-40 messages/day on a busy day). For a weekly summary of this mailing list, see SLDev Traffic.

Posting guidelines

The sldev mailing list is for any software development issue related to Second Life (though most LSL scripting issues are better addressed on the secondlifescripters mailing list. There are a lot of people on this list (389 as of this writing), so please follow these guidelines when you post:

  • If a topic generates more than five replies in less than 24 hours, it's time to redirect that conversation to one of our other tools, either the wiki, the bug tracker, or a thread in the appropriate forum.
  • If the topic is not specifically a Second Life development-related topic (e.g. mailing list policy or a licensing discussion), it should be redirected to the wiki, the bug tracker, or the appropriate forum immediately. One post per 48 hours should be sufficient to bring it to everyone's attention.
  • If after 48 hours, the topic seems to have died out on the alternate forum, it's ok to reraise the issue on this mailing list, summarizing the offlist conversation thus far, and calling for further comment in the alternate forum.

These guidelines try to balance between making sure that people have a large forum to raise and discuss a broad spectrum of issues, while at the same time ensuring that the list doesn't become overwhelmed with discussion on a single topic that may not be of interest to everyone on the list.