Re: [dev] Mailinglists (was: [dwm] Conversion to XCB)

From: Alexander Huemer <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:36:02 +0100

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 01:03:19PM +0000, Nick wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 01:52:11PM +0100, Alexander Huemer wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 01:31:40PM +0100, Martti Kühne wrote:
> > > There's [0] and [1]. [0] offers alternative protocol access (nntp).
> >
> > Yes, GMANE was created exactly for the reason I mentioned. But the whole
> > thing should be the other way around. A NNTP newsgroup that _maybe_ has
> > an additional email interface, but that should most likely not be
> > necessary.
> What client do you use for newsgroups?

I use tin to some degree.

> I'm far more familiar with mailing lists, and while I'm aware many
> prefer newsgroups, I've never found a way to read them anywhere near
> as comfortably as mutt with threading.

I totally agree. Most Client applications for NNTP suck. Somebody^{(tm)}
should write a better alternative.

> I like the protocol, though.

After reading [1] I really wonder why MLs became so popular. I believe
the problem of the usenet are the binary usegroups which became popular
for warez and are now reduced to that in the view of the general public.

Kind regards,
Received on Tue Jan 21 2014 - 14:36:02 CET

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