Getting Help

The Open Object Rexx Project has a number of methods to obtain help for ooRexx. These methods, in no particular order of preference, are listed below.

The Rexx Language Association Mailing List

The Rexx Language Association maintains a mailing list for its members. This mailing list is only available to RexxLA members thus you will need to join RexxLA in order to get on the list. The dues for RexxLA membership are small and are charged on a yearly basis. For details on joining RexxLA please refer to the RexxLA Home Page or the RexxLA Membership Application page.

The Open Object Rexx SourceForge Site

The Open Object Rexx Project utilizes SourceForge to house the ooRexx Project source repositories, mailing lists and other project features. Here is a list of some of the most useful facilities.

The ooRexx Forums

The ooRexx project maintains a set of forums that anyone may contribute to or monitor. They are located on the ooRexx Forums page. There are currently three forums available: Help, Developers and Open Discussion. In addition, you can monitor the forums via email.

The Developer Mailing List

You can subscribe to the oorexx-devel mailing list at ooRexx Mailing List Subscriptions page. This list is for discussing ooRexx project development activities and future interpreter enhancements. It also supports a historical archive of past messages.

The Users Mailing List

You can subscribe to the oorexx-users mailing list at ooRexx Mailing List Subscriptions page. This list is for discussing using ooRexx. It also supports a historical archive of past messages.

The Announcements Mailing List

You can subscribe to the oorexx-announce mailing list at ooRexx Mailing List Subscriptions page. This list is only used to announce significant ooRexx project events.

The Bug Mailing List

You can subscribe to the oorexx-bugs mailing list at ooRexx Mailing List Subscriptions page. This list is only used for monitoring changes to the ooRexx bug tracking system.

Bug Reports

You can create a bug report at ooRexx Bug Report page. Please try to provide as much information in the bug report as possible so that the developers can determine the problem as quickly as possible. Sample programs that can reproduce your problem will make it easier to debug reported problems.

Request For Enhancement

You can suggest ooRexx features at the ooRexx Feature Requests page.

Patch Reports

If you create an enhancement patch for ooRexx please post the patch using the ooRexx Patch Report page. Please provide as much information in the patch report as possible so that the developers can evaluate the enhancement as quickly as possible.

Please do not post bug patches here, instead you should open a bug report and attach the patch to it.

comp.lang.rexx Newsgroup

The comp.lang.rexx newsgroup is a good place to obtain help from many individuals within the Rexx community. You can obtain help on Open Object Rexx or on any number of other Rexx interpreters and tools.