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

__/ [ Whiskers ] on Thursday 30 March 2006 17:55 \__

> On 2006-03-30, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> snip
>> I guess what it all boils down to is the following question. Should I
>> consider leaving a fully-functional and stable KNode 0.7.2 in favour of a
>> different reader or a newer version of KNode? Is there any compelling
>> reason for doing so? I post over 1,000 messages a month, so investment of
>> time in transition (setup, learning) is not an issue. I am very willing to
>> explore.
>> Many thanks in advance,
>> Roy
> If Knode suits you so well, why change?  You could set up a seperate system
> to try out a newer version of Knode (and KDE, if you want) if you don't
> want to upset your current system.  (A 'testing' system is quite handy for
> that sort of thing).

I truly wish I had access to a succinct and digestable changelog [1], such
as the one which persuaded me to stay with Thunderbird 1.0.x until the 2.0

Allow me to explain again why this question is important to me. I have had
past  dilemmas that taught me to explore. I used KMail for over a year de-
spite  the fact that I badly wanted to move over the Moz' variants  (Thun-
derbird  was only (re-)born later). KDE pre-bundling sort of had me locked
in, habit-wise. In hindsight, knowing how much was missed in KMail and how
much  of a PITA it could be, the transition was /long/ overdue. I moved to
Thunderbird last year, which took about 4 hours. It was time worth invest-

Firefox  was less of a struggle, but I had to learn to adapt after Mozilla
and  Konqueror.  With  Extensions, Firefox catered for all needs,  as  did
Opera,  albeit it lacked extensions and acceptance from zealous sites that
sniff user-agent (I know I can change that).

Lastly, I use an RSS reader which is probably not the best one around, but
it  is Open Source (RSSOwl) and I am involved in testing and  contributing
to it. I'm afraid I'll never be able to leave it. I seem to get stuck with
anything  I hack, particularly Web-based, so even upgrades are out of  the

All  in all, I only sought re-assurance that KNode is an plausible choice.
What  will  happen, for example, when SongBird comes out? Will AmaroK  (or
XMMS,  as  to  avoid flames) still remain the Holy Grail of  Linux  media?
Every  once  in a while (say a coupla' years), it is good to do a  'sanity
check'  and what better people are to ask than those who dance between ap-
plications, KNode included?

Best wishes,


[1] < http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/releases/1.5.html >

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