Graphical usenet client - alternative to Knode
On 02/25/2010 11:45 PM, Frank Steinmetzger wrote:
Am Dienstag 23 Februar 2010 schrieb Nikos Chantziaras:
On 02/23/2010 01:39 PM, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
On 02/23/2010 12:26 PM, Neil Bothwick wrote:
On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:11:40 +0200, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
I'm on KDE4 but I use Thunderbird for both Usenet (including this
mailing list through GMane's "mailing-list-to-Usenet" interface) and
email. I like the simplicity and using only one app for both.
Why are you passing the mail through a conversion gateway only to read
it in a mail client? Wouldn't subscribing directly be even more simple?
No, because then I would get all the mail in my inbox and I would be the
one responsible for filtering it; a total waste on bandwidth and my
time. GMane does that for me instead.
Just to make my point more clear:
OT: It occured to me that many, including you, have this awfully fuzzy font
rendering. Arenâ€™t you bothered by that? (Assuming youâ€™re on a TFT). When I
look at your image, my view starts floating on a plane in front of the screen.
No, actually I find it much better then the one in your screenshot.
Much easier to read for me. I guess this is due to differences in our
monitor's DPI. I can image that lower DPI monitors must show it pretty
"zoomed-in" and therefore blurry. The fonts in your screenshot actually
look like small, thin lines instead of proper fonts here.
As you can see, Iâ€™m also using a mail client for those lists. At the
beginning, I used my Uniâ€™s news server, but at some point, I couldnâ€™t post to
this list anymore through NNTP. So I had to switch to mail interface.
But even though local archiving works better with mails (articles are gone
from the news server after a short while), Iâ€™d prefer the NNTP way though,
itâ€™s easier to view the list filtered (e.g. no ignored threads).
For what it's worth, GMane's NNTP server never deletes messages. In the
case of gentoo-user, everything's still there; the oldest posts date
back to 2002.