Whether you have a simple question about configuration, a use-case you’re confused about, a new feature you want to discuss, etc. the community is here to help.
If you’re fairly certain you’re hitting a bug please report it via one of our issue trackers.
The best way to contact folks in the community is by using one of the mailing lists. We have two main mailing lists - the users list and the dev list. Choose the right list based on whether you’re deploying or using ActiveMQ or you’re a developer working directly on one of the ActiveMQ code-bases. You can interact with the list via web-based forum if that suits you better.
To subscribe to or unsubscribe from a list simply:
- Send a blank email to the appropriate address (see below).
- The automated mailing list manager will send an reply (either a confirmation request or an error message, e.g. if you are not subscribed).
- Reply to the confirmation message.
Mailing list participants are expected to abide by the well-established rules of “netiquette”, as well as the ASF’s published Code of Conduct.
Please read these tips for email contributors, especially if you’re not getting the support you expect.
If you’re curious you can read more about how these lists work at Apache.
The IRC channel is not very active these days, but you may still have luck. Point your IRC client to
irc.freenode.net or use https://webchat.freenode.net/ and join the
#apache-activemq channel. Due to some spam issues we’ve experienced in the past you’ll need to register your nickname before entering the channel. You can find more details about that on Freenode’s website. Chat logs are maintained.
Slack is a relatively new and productive collaboration platform. Access to the ASF Slack requires an invitation. If you want an invitation to the ActiveMQ Slack channel simply send a request to the users mailing list.