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Re: Using KNode 0.7.2, Wondering What Else is Out There

  • Subject: Re: Using KNode 0.7.2, Wondering What Else is Out There
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2006 10:26:30 +0100
  • Newsgroups: news.software.readers
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
  • References: <e0guov$cir$1@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk> <1297812.1hjUfUrors@ID-187157.News.Individual.NET> <e0im7n$2887$2@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk> <pan.2006.>
  • Reply-to: newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • User-agent: KNode/0.7.2
__/ [ William Poaster ] on Sunday 02 April 2006 00:55 \__

> On Fri, 31 Mar 2006 08:35:33 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ Tristan Miller ] on Friday 31 March 2006 04:13 \__
>>> Greetings.
>>> In article <e0guov$cir$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> First proper message to this newsgroup, so please be polite and gentle.
>>>> *smile*
>>>> I have been using the same newsreader for a very long time. I am still
>>>> using KDE 3.1 (with Knode 0.7.2), which I believe dates back to 2002 or
>>>> 2003. Can any KNode buff please tell me what the latest of KNode has to
>>>> offer?
>>> The latest KNode is 0.10.1.  I was going to suggest that you check out
>>> the official website, <http://knode.sourceforge.net/>, to read the
>>> ChangeLog, but it appears it hasn't been updated for two years. ...
>> That's never a good sign. I am surprised because KDE seem to have great
>> momentum. I recently read that it was Pan where development had gone
>> dormant.
> Well...er...no, not really. In gmane.comp.gnome.apps.pan.user, Charles
> Kerr says he's been working "very heavily over the past couple of months"
> on it. That was in February.
> Message-ID:   <43E91CC8.6070007@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> You may be interested in:  http://cvs.gnome.org/viewcvs/pan/pan/
> Charles Kerr also says that Pan 0.90 "is the first beta of a ground-up
> rewrite of Pan in C++."  Now I checked the date (April 1st y'know!) but he
> posted his message on Mon, 20 Mar 2006.
> Message-ID:    <441F43A0.9080103@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> As I've not had any trouble with Pan, I'm rather looking forward to the
> new release. :-)
> <snip>

Pan is probably the *only* application that had me thinking about a switch. I
don't know it well enough and I sometimes fear such changes. I worry not
only about the transfer of settings, but also the change in keyboard
accelerators, familiarity with the path and file structures that hold
settings and messages (I know them rather well in KNode). Then, there's
another 'issue' which is Pan's exclusion from the 'box' (KDE). In that
sense, KDE applications get the same priority which has become (in)famous in
the context of Windows, notable Media Player.

Best wishes,


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