[conspire] Re: Newsreaders (was: client-test message)

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Mon Oct 11 15:12:04 PDT 2004

Well, the crashes turned out to be caused by an environment variable
snafu. I've now had it up for quite some time without a single crash, but
some things about it are rather annoying. When articles are sorted by date
descending in a threaded display, they are sorted by when the thread or
sub-thread began instead of the last post to it. I have not found a way to
get it to randomly choose a signature file. It won't at least filter out
HTML tags from messages, and there's no way to integrate a spellchecker.
There's no way to search the bodies of messages. There are a number of
other minor annoyances that I can't think of off the top of my head, too.

On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 13:52:32 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:

> [Again, the quoted text wasn't seen on the mailing list side of this
> forum because of the then-broken news -> mail gateway.]
> Daniel Gimpelevich <daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us> wrote:
>> I am trying out the Pan newsreader to access conspire. Until now, I've
>> been using Outlook Express as a newsreader, and I'm looking for something
>> to replace it. Unfortunately, there seems to be almost zero documentation
>> on how to use Pan, and it crashes a lot. Does anybody have any advice on
>> using Pan?
> Unfortunately, what you say matches what I've heard _lots_ of people say
> about Pan -- that it's just not yet very stable.  As you'll notice, I
> personally like tin a great deal.  A lot of people like Mozilla
> Mail/News -- and I would guess that Mozilla Thunderbird probably has
> NNTP support, too.

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