EMailing lists for Blitz 2 are places where Blitz programmers can exchange
ideas, get assistance with problems (programming and Blitz setup) and
generally discuss anything Blitz related. And occainsionally, things that
aren't Blitz related but affect the Amiga. Or completely off topic stuff :)
Some general guidelines for sending messages to Blitz mailing lists (these may not
be enforced, but they are common sense issue):
Anyway, the lists available (although that is with no guarantee they are being used frequently)
- It is better to send code saved as ASCII rather than Blitz 2 tokenised
source, because not everyone will have the same libraries as you. Some people may not have
access to Blitz where they have access to email (i.e. at work, university, etc.).
Sending plain ASCII source means they might be able to help you more quickly.
- Attachments should be kept to a sensible size. If you want to
post something large, you should email the list and ask if anyone would like
to receive your file(s). Then you send the file(s) to the interested people directly
and not the list. Alternatively, put the file(s) on your website (if you have
one) and give people the URL.
- Pay attention to basic netiquette (swearing, flaming, etc.)
Web forums are an alternative to mailing lists. You post and view messages to the
forum via a web browser. The same basic netiquette as above appllies. The currently
available forums for AmiBlitz are:
- AmiForce has a dedicated AmiBlitz forum in its Forums section
IRC (Internet Relay Chat) allows you to talk to other people in real-time, rather than
the "post message, wait for reply" style of the previous two discussion
methods. At the moment, there are the following IRC channels available for talking
- Any Undernet server.
Channel name is #AmiBlitz. There is no fixed time to meet, so you just have to turn
up and take your chances whether anyone is there or not.