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The HylaFAX developer community is always looking for new recruits. Don't be scared, you're welcome to lurk until you feel comfortable! If you're looking to become involved on any level, you should definitely subscribe to to the hylafax developers mailing list.

Reporting Bugs

Faithful to our open-source bias, HylaFAX bugs are tracked using Bugzilla, a product of the Mozilla Project. Please do your best to make sure you've really found a bug, and then file it on the HylaFAX Bugzilla, located at To confirm a bug one should first check the mailing list archives for other reports of this issue (and possible resolution) and then post to the developers mailing list (described above). Security-related bugs should be reported to in order to avoid exploitation of the problem before it can be publicly resolved.

Developer Mailing List

For now please visit the Mailing List Page for more information.

The HylaFAX developers list is a subscriber-only list. You must subscribe before posting.


HylaFAX development is controlled by CVS. Read-access is open to all, although write access is not. Unless you're doing a large amount of coding, it is suggested that you post proposed patches and explanations of them on the hylafax-devel mailing list.

HylaFAX is currently being maintained on a public CVS server. An up to date copy of the hylafax source tree can be easily obtained by accessing the server as follows:

    * Browsing:

      The latest source code changes can be viewed at anytime from the following url:


    * Downloading:

      To do this you need to:
         1. Grab a recent copy of the cvs software(client software is sufficient). The
            latest version can be obtained from the cyclic website:


         2. Set the CVSROOT environment variable to


         3. Run the command:

                cvs login 

            Enter the password string which is simply "cvs"

         4. To checkout the distribution, run the command:

                cvs co hylafax 

         5. Whenever you want to merge with the latest code changes:

                cvs update -d -P 

    * Commands:

      Some cvs commands that may be of use:

      login	login to the cvs server
      get/checkout	downloads a local copy of the requested module
      update	bring your wrking directory up to datec with the repository
      add	adds a new file to the repositroy, requires write access
      commit	apply local changes to the repositroy, requires write access
      diff	shows differences between local files and repository
      history	shows reports on commands against the cvs repository
      log	shows cvs log information
      rdiff	used to prepare a diff file between releases
      status	shows current status if files in repository and local copies
      tag	applies a tag to the repository, requires write access

Beta Versions of HylaFAX

The latest information on HylaFAX beta versions.

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