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FS#2681 - Mailinglists are difficult to find and use

Attached to Project: DokuWiki
Opened by Marc Richter (Judge) - Friday, 04 January 2013, 14:19 GMT
Last edited by Guy Brand (bug) - Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 14:00 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Docs
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version none
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Hi everyone,

I'm using Dokuwiki and love it! That said, I'll describe my current
issue and hope, that this is the right place to do so.

I'd like to subscribe to the Dokuwiki Announcements ML, to be informed
about new releases and security issues. I followed this guide to do

I registered to and loged in. Then I went to , but couldn't find "a button
on the right hand side that says “Subscribe”"; only a link which says
"Mailinglist" and is pointing to:

So, first: The first link should be updated, since it seems
missleading. Maybe changed the site or such?

Second: When I subscribe to where the link "Mailinglist" leads me, I
find a link called "Manage your subscription" and is pointing to:

Only _this_ Mailinglist (Dokuwiki ML <>) is
displayed there, which seems to be a "free-to-chat - Developers list"
instead of a "announcements only" Mailinglist with low frequency of

Can someone tell me where I can find the Announcements - Mailinglist
or, even better: Update the informations one finds at the first link I
posted and then informs me about that? Then you have two benefits from

1) Updated missleading informations on your site
2) Me, testing the docs for being understandable by normal people
right away

and I have the Info I'm longing for :)

Thanks in advance!

Best regards,
This task depends upon

Closed by  Guy Brand (bug)
Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 14:00 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Anika Henke (ach) - Friday, 04 January 2013, 21:00 GMT
I don't know how to find the announcement mailinglist either.
But you can switch on the "updatecheck" config option [] (switched on by default) and as an admin you will see messages at the top your wiki whenever a new version or a hotfix is out. See also
Comment by Mark (mprins) - Saturday, 05 January 2013, 10:04 GMT
there is no Dokuwiki Announcements ML, by subscribing for updates on freecode you get an update (from freecode) when freecode have determined at there is an update.

updatecheck is the way to go, if you wiki server has no internet access, subscribe to the regular ML for any news on DW.

Comment by Marc Richter (Judge) - Wednesday, 09 January 2013, 09:47 GMT
I see, thank you so far for your replies. I already use the updatecheck config and function, but this isn't a good thing to me since this makes it necessary to have a registered User to login to not miss an update. If an update contains an urgent security issue and you run a wiki which isn't that often edited but way more often just read, there is plenty of time for an attacker to use that flaw to compromise the site before the owner of the site notices there is an update available.

So I think there should be an announcement Mailing List, RSS Feed or anything like that to cover that case.
Comment by Klap-in (Klap-in) - Friday, 11 January 2013, 15:24 GMT
Freecode has below the screenshot on a button "Follow". I guess that using that button was the previous Subscribe.
Comment by Guy Brand (bug) - Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 14:00 GMT
mailinglist page on updated accordinly.