Off topic: What usenet news reader to use?

Duncan Booth duncan at NOSPAMrcp.co.uk
Wed Apr 23 10:24:52 CEST 2003


"Wai-Yip Tung \(wtung\)" <wtung at cisco.com> wrote in 
news:mailman.1051036295.31460.python-list at python.org:

> I haven't used Usenet news for a long time. Now that I have subscribed
> to python-list I find that email does not scale well to the high volumne
> of discussion. Instead of deleting emails all day I think I should go
> back to Usenet news. Is there any good Windows news reader you would
> recommend. I'm happily using Opera as the browser. But it's
> revolutionary news and email reader eludes me. What are you using?

I use XNews in conjunction with Hamster.

XNews may be found at http://xnews.newsguy.com/
Hamster may be found at http://www.tglsoft.de/

XNews is arguably one of the best online newsreaders available for Windows, 
but it doesn't work so well in offline mode (i.e. not connected to a news 
server), hence the reason why I use Hamster. Hamster is a local news/mail 
server, so I use it to provide XNews with what looks like a single newsfeed 
although it contains newsgroups from several different news servers, and 
also mailing lists converted into local newsgroups.

-- 
Duncan Booth                                             duncan at rcp.co.uk
int month(char *p){return(124864/((p[0]+p[1]-p[2]&0x1f)+1)%12)["\5\x8\3"
"\6\7\xb\1\x9\xa\2\0\4"];} // Who said my code was obscure?




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