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lupe 05-12-2013 04:47 PM

Upgraded Tin newsreader for next Slackware release
 
Hi,

Slackware 14.0 still has a very old Tin newsreader: version 1.8.3 from 2007.

There's a new stable version 2.0.1 in http://www.tin.org/ from the 24th of December 2011 and an unstable 2.1.2 from the 24th of December of 2012.
I ask volkerdi and other maintainers to please include one of these versions in current and in the next release.

jtsn 05-12-2013 06:04 PM

Is the Usenet still in use today? Duke University shut down their service in 2010.

lupe 05-12-2013 07:14 PM

It's in use and very active in some topics.

dugan 05-12-2013 07:20 PM

http://www.eternal-september.org/ is a fairly famous free Usenet server.

JWJones 05-12-2013 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4949782)
http://www.eternal-september.org/ is a fairly famous free Usenet server.

Usenet the way it should be: no porn, no warez.

dugan 05-12-2013 09:02 PM

I'm surprised Slackware even includes Tin. Didn't everyone who wants a text-based newsreader switch to slrn 15 years ago?

Anyway, a request like "Please upgrade Tin to the latest stable version" (an entirely reasonable one) is best sent to Pat directly.


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