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Re: english text only?

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: english text only?
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 23:23:31 -0500 (EST)

[ On Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 01:14:22 (GMT), Stephen Leake wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: english text only?
> Can you say why? I read email and new with Emacs Gnus, and I can't
> tell the difference between the email and the news; they are all just
> groups. What news reader software have you tried, and not liked?

GNUS is way to huge, way too slow, and way to horrible to use for e-mail.

(without expert tuning it's also way too dangerous -- desiring by
default to do stupid and dangerous things like interpret HTML)

I like it for news though -- it's easier for me these days than the
baroqueness of 'trn', which was once my favourite newsreader, and 'rn'
was what I used before that.  I've used 'tin' a fair bit, but I don't
like it that much.

I've been reading e-mail with ViewMail for nearly a decade I think (my
earliest CVS repo for the vm source started 1994/03/28, but I'm
reasonably certain I started using VM daily well before that, even while
I still used mailx, Mail, and mostly 'mush' a lot).

Pine users have the best of both worlds, but I can't stand Pine (it
might not be Elm, which I HATE even more, but it's way too non-unixy)

Netscrape/Mozilla users have decent integration too, but they're
infinitely too GUI for me (not to mention being horrid pigs and of
course unusable entirely on text-only sessions).

> Will subscriber-only access allow me to post via the newsgroup?

I don't see why not.  The gateway software has to be a subscriber
anyway, so only a stupid mis-configuration could prevent it from working
both ways like it does now.

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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