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Overview on X2Go Community Communication

X2Go is mainly organized via IRC or [matrix] chat and via mailing lists. We use IRC/[matrix] in cases where we need quick feedback on specific issues. IRC/[matrix] are also places where you can get community support from. In fact, our IRC/[matrix] channels are bridged, so let's consider them as a single place.

With the mailing lists, all content is public. The major (long term) discussions happen on the mailing lists. Also the dicussions from the bug tracker are cross-posted to one of the lists (x2go-dev ML). Before you can send to one of the X2Go mailing lists, you have to get a subscription. This is to avoid spam on the mailing lists.

If you want to ask a question or want to make suggestions, please feel free to show up on IRC or [matrix] or to join one of those mailing lists you are interested in.

Before asking questions, it is always a good idea to have a look inside the archives of a list to see if a topic has already been discussed and a solution to your question been provided.

As there are already people on the mailing lists / chat channels who may have spent a lot of time working on this project, please be kind and think about what you are going to write (Netiquette). Please keep in mind that our mailing list archives are public and that they are visited by search engines!

Join our chat room via IRC

The X2Go upstream developer+contributor team runs its own IRC/[matrix] channel on Libera.Chat (bridged over to Join us in the #x2go channel on

/join #x2go

NOTE: Many of the upstream developers of X2Go live in Europe (CEST timezone). So if you are »from far away« then make sure you hover around on IRC long enough for one us to get out of bed, have breakfast and answer your questions. You may have to ask your question on IRC and stay in the channel over (your) night and look for an answer the next morning.

Join our chat room via [matrix]

The X2Go upstream developer+contributor team runs its own [matrix]/IRC channel on (bridged over to Libera.Chat IRC). Join us via our [matrix] channel:

  • register for a [matrix] account (either on a self-hosted [matrix] homeserver or on one of the publicly available homeservers (e.g.
  • Explore public rooms
  • search for #x2go
  • join that room

NOTE: Many of the upstream developers of X2Go live in Europe (CEST timezone). So if you are »from far away«, expect answers being delayed. The advantage of [matrix] over IRC is that chat history is persistent and you should be able to ask a question, go offline, come back later and find your answer in the chat history.

Mailing Lists

The X2Go project changed its mailing lists services in April 2014. For those interested, here is the announcement that explains about the why, when and what.

  • x2go-announcements - this list is used for human-readable announcements (read only! no digests possible! very low traffic!)
  • x2go-user - this list is used for discussion about x2go, usage examples, user needs and collaboration
  • x2go-dev - this list is used for the conversation of x2go developers
  • x2go-commits - this list is used as a log of GIT and wiki commits (read only!)
  • x2go-tags - this list is used as a log of GIT tagging – mostly code get tagged in Git if/when a new version for a project is out (read only!)

View latest postings of all X2Go mailing lists on this extra page.

Archive at The Mail Archive

contact/start.txt · Last modified: 2021/05/31 08:23 by sunweaver