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Galaxy Mailing Lists

Mailing lists play a vital role in the Galaxy community:

  1. They are a key part of Galaxy's overall support efforts.

  2. They complement the Galaxy Biostar forum, which is focused on questions about using Galaxy.

  3. They are a place where the community can ask and answer questions.

  4. They are a place for the discussion of open issues and best practices.
  5. They are also a searchable treasure trove of knowledge about Galaxy.

  6. Finally, they are a great way to learn what is going on in the Galaxy Community.

See Searching, Subscribing, and Posting below for more information.

The lists

Galaxy has several active mailing lists, each for a different purpose in the Galaxy community.

List Link


List Email Address

Archives (see Searching)


Announcements of interest to the Galaxy community. Moderated and low volume.

Nabble, Penn State


Local installation, configuration, and tool integration help, or to propose new features. High volume.

<galaxy-dev AT lists DOT bx DOT psu DOT edu>

Nabble, GMane, Mail-Archive.com, OSDir, Penn State


Proteomics related questions, announcements, and anything else of interest to the Galaxy proteomics community. Low volume.

<galaxy-proteomics AT lists DOT bx DOT psu DOT edu>

Nabble, Penn State


Cette liste est destinée à l'information (et aux discussions) de la Communauté francaise Galaxy. (This list is for announcements to (and discussion within) the French Galaxy Community. Most list content is in French.) Faible volume / Low volume.

<galaxy-france AT lists DOT bx DOT psu DOT edu>

Nabble, Penn State


Galaxy source control commit messages.

Penn State

Galaxy Biostar

For questions about using Galaxy please use the Galaxy Biostar forum. See the Biostar wiki page for more on how to use Galaxy Biostar and its integration with usegalaxy.org.

(The Galaxy-User mailing was migrated to the Galaxy Biostar forum in Spring 2014. All posts to Galaxy-User were migrated to the forum at that time. The old Nabble archive is still available for searching, as are the GMane, Mail-Archive.com, OSDir, and Penn State archives).

Search all


You can search the lists at any of the archives above. We recommend Google Custom Search and Nabble.

Search Engine


User Only

Dev Only

Announce Only

Proteomics Only

France Only


Google Custom Search

Search all

"User" tab of Search all results

"Dev" tab of Search all results

"Announce" tab of Search all results

"Proteomics" tab of Search all results

"France" tab of Search all results

Threaded results, but may not find most recent posts.


User only

Dev only

Announce only

Proteomics only

  France only

Results not threaded, but shows up to the minute results.

Search all

Several other searches are also supported, including:

GalaxyProject.org/search has links to all of the above searches.

Subscribing and Unsubscribing

To subscribe or unsubscribe from a list, click the link below and then follow the directions on the list page. If you are unsubscribing you will need to use the same email address you subscribed with.



















Posting a Question

If you have a question, first search this wiki, the FAQs, and the mailing list archives to see if your question has already been answered.

If it has not, then:

  1. Subscribe to the appropriate list (either dev or user). Postings from email addresses that are not on the list are held for moderation. We try to check for moderated emails at least once a day.

  2. Send your question to the list's email address.

New to Mailing Lists?

If you are brand new to mailing lists, you might want to read Ten Simple Rules for Getting Help from Online Scientific Communities by Dall'Olio et al. (PLoS Comput Biol 7(9): e1002202. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002202) Don't be intimidated by there being ten rules. The most important rule is:

Once you have mastered Rule 1, you can refine your mailing list chops by applying the other 9 rules:

New to Open Source Software Support Mailing Lists?

If you are brand new to programming mailing lists please read How To Ask Questions The Smart Way by Eric Steven Raymond for practical tips on writing programming questions to this or any other open source mailing list.

Hint for those too lazy to click: only you know useful information about the problem context such as the software packages and versions involved. A good question includes the bare minimum context detail, allowing someone who is skilled in the art and reading the list to understand the problem.

Mailing List Traffic

We have a significant amount of mailing list traffic. See the Galaxy Project Statistics page for more information.

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