On Tue, 04 Apr 2006 01:10:49 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [ William Poaster ] on Monday 03 April 2006 23:38 \__
>> < 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,
>> I've been running Pan in KDE for a long time now &, apart from one or
>> two *minor* problems (which I hacked) , it's run very well. :-)
> Have a look at the prevalence of KNode in KDE newsgroups (also
> SuSE/Madr*). When compared with other newsgroups, it's evident that the
> inclusion by default makes it rather popular.
Yes, but could that only be for the same reason as OE is included in
windows? i.e: people use it because it's there?
> I sometimes wish that I explored Pan earlier on. Development on KNode
> seems rather slow. And not because it's perfect...! You could have
> filters that track to learn (somewhat like song recommendations
> engines), more shortcuts, and Easter eggs too...
I used to use Forte Agent (under WINE) which ran quite well too. :-)
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