Jalview's Discussion Forum

Do you have a question about how to do something with Jalview ?  Is there a feature you'd really like to have in Jalview, or something that could be improved ?  Then we recommend you head over to discourse.jalview.org

The Jalview Discussion Forum is powered by Discourse, one of the leading open source online forums. We launched this new forum in July 2021 as a replacement for our venerable Jalview discussion and developer mailing lists, and you can receive and reply to its email notifications in just the same way. The forum also includes the entire historical archive, which can be easily explored thanks to Discourse's excellent built in search.

Jalview is used by students, teachers, and researchers working in biology, biochemistry, and medicine, all around the world. If you use Jalview, then we'd like you to be part of the Jalview community.


Accounts on the Jalview Discussion Forum are linked with Jalview’s Atlassian Jira bug tracker (issues.jalview.org). This means that if you already have an account on our bug tracker, then you can already access the forum. If you've forgotten your login details, just fill out the Forgot Login Details form and watch for the email.

To sign up for our forum and bug tracker, fill out your details on the Sign up form. Once you have created your account, sign in via the Jalview Discussion Forum “Log In” page.

Mailing list subscribers

All existing subscribers on Jalview's mailing lists have an account on the forum, but to claim it, you must sign up to Jalview sign up to Atlassian with the same email address as the one you used for the mailing list. If you used a different email address, one of the administrators can merge your accounts. To do this, log in to the forum with your preferred account, and either email help@jalview.org or message @help with details on which email addresses you'd like to have merged with your account.

If you have any problems, please drop us a line at help@jalview.org!


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