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Old 08-18-2008, 01:54 AM   #1
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Suggestion for slackware current: Updated slrn


I am not sure if this is the best place to make a request for an upgrade in Slackware current but here it is anyway :-). After almost a year of development John E. Davis has released slrn 0.9.9 and I would love to see this version in current. The surce code can be found at Sourceforge. The website has been rewritten: and a small but dedicated team has been working away at improving the documentation for this great newsreader.

And if anybody has read down this far I include the 'release' announcement of John E. Davis:

I am pleased to announce the release of version 0.9.9 of the slrn
newsreader. The last official release of slrn was nearly four years
ago when 0.9.8 was made available. Since then there have been
numerous bug fixes and enhancements, particularly in the area of
multiple character set support. More information about the newsreader
can be found on its web page at <>. In
particular, <> contains links to the
latest release as well as cutting edge development versions.

The source code is also available via ftp from
<>. The MD5 checksums are:

87c0172887bf6e020759bf6241c003fc slrn-0.9.9.tar.gz
d66ab7af7f224c4dfc00f1fc38bbde71 slrn-0.9.9.tar.gz.asc

I would like to thank everyone involved in the slrn project, both past
and present, for contributing to the release. This especially
includes the former maintainer Thomas Schultz, who kept the project
moving forward during his tenure.

Hope I have I sold the idea to everybody, and especially PV :-).


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Old 08-18-2008, 11:24 AM   #2
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You can email Patrick directly and let him know about the update, though that doesn't necessarily mean he will include it.
Old 08-19-2008, 02:38 AM   #3
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Great news! Slrn is my favourite newsreader and if votes count - here is my vote for including it in the next release.
Old 08-19-2008, 08:19 AM   #4
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I heartily endorse this. slrn is great software.
Old 08-19-2008, 04:25 PM   #5
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Well I have sent a plaintive request off to info@slackware as well and hopefully the release version will spring up soon. Some great and very stable changes there.

Old 09-27-2008, 08:30 PM   #6
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I think I see PV's cunning plan, he waited for the release of slrn 0.9.9p1 which has just come out today:

as well as the new version of S-Lang 2.1.4:

which came out a few weeks ago :-).

Andrew "No pressure PV!" Strong
Old 11-08-2008, 04:07 PM   #7
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Thanks PV and Slackware team!! I see from the changelog that the new slrn has a home in the next release.

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wow, thats some changelog


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