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Stevo
10-Mar-2015, 21:42
Swapping to a new laptop at work. For any of you that still use nntp
to access the forums, what reader do you use?

I've been using Xana, but have been on v1.18.1.6 and not sure if
there's a newer version anywhere. More than likely I'll just use Xana
on this one, just wanted some more input.

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Jim Henderson
10-Mar-2015, 23:01
On Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:42:20 +0000, Stevo wrote:

> Swapping to a new laptop at work. For any of you that still use nntp to
> access the forums, what reader do you use?
>
> I've been using Xana, but have been on v1.18.1.6 and not sure if there's
> a newer version anywhere. More than likely I'll just use Xana on this
> one, just wanted some more input.

Pan on openSUSE here. :)

Jim



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11-Mar-2015, 00:10
Thunderbird on openSUSE 13.2 x86_64.

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malcolmlewis
11-Mar-2015, 00:20
On Tue 10 Mar 2015 08:42:20 PM CDT, Stevo wrote:

Swapping to a new laptop at work. For any of you that still use nntp
to access the forums, what reader do you use?

I've been using Xana, but have been on v1.18.1.6 and not sure if
there's a newer version anywhere. More than likely I'll just use Xana
on this one, just wanted some more input.



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Joseph Marton
11-Mar-2015, 01:24
Stevo wrote:

> Swapping to a new laptop at work. For any of you that still use nntp
> to access the forums, what reader do you use?
>
> I've been using Xana, but have been on v1.18.1.6 and not sure if
> there's a newer version anywhere. More than likely I'll just use Xana
> on this one, just wanted some more input.

XanaNews 1.19.320 on Windows here.

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KeN Etter
11-Mar-2015, 12:28
On Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:42:20 GMT, "Stevo" <steveSPAM@LESSccgov.net>
wrote:

>Swapping to a new laptop at work. For any of you that still use nntp
>to access the forums, what reader do you use?
>
>I've been using Xana, but have been on v1.18.1.6 and not sure if
>there's a newer version anywhere. More than likely I'll just use Xana
>on this one, just wanted some more input.

Forte Agent

buckesfeld
11-Mar-2015, 14:21
KNews and Thunderbird on openSUSE. Thunderbird should work for other
operating systems, too.

U

Anders Gustafsson
11-Mar-2015, 14:33
Stevo,
> what reader do you use?

I use VA,the opensource version

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kgroneman
11-Mar-2015, 15:01
Hey Joseph Marton:

>XanaNews 1.19.320 on Windows here.

Same.

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kgroneman
11-Mar-2015, 15:02
http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/xananews.htm

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lhaig
11-Mar-2015, 15:16
On 11/03/2015 16:02, kgroneman wrote:
> http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/xananews.htm
>


I don't mean to sound rude but is it still being developed?

Granted I have not used a Windows operating system in many years so I
use Tbird mostly for portability

Lance

Shaun Pond
11-Mar-2015, 16:57
Anders,

ditto - still does just about everything I need, even though it's not
been updated for a while

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tBM
11-Mar-2015, 17:22
Thunderbird on RH Linux, OSX and Windows7. Like the ability to copy the
same profile folder to each OS.


On 03/10/2015 04:42 PM, Stevo wrote:
> Swapping to a new laptop at work. For any of you that still use nntp
> to access the forums, what reader do you use?
>
> I've been using Xana, but have been on v1.18.1.6 and not sure if
> there's a newer version anywhere. More than likely I'll just use Xana
> on this one, just wanted some more input.
>

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Stevo
11-Mar-2015, 17:41
kgroneman sounds like they 'said':

> http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/xananews.htm
So my response to kgroneman's comment is...

Only version listed here is 1.18.1.6, and the download links don't work.

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kgroneman
11-Mar-2015, 18:15
Hey Lance Haig:

>I don't mean to sound rude but is it still being developed?

The way I look at it is that the NNTP protocol hasn't changed in a
bazillion years, why should NNTP clients? I just look at what's
avaliable and pick what fits my needs. I have run various clients for
a long time. Virtual Access, Pan, Knode, Thunderbird, and now
XanaNews. Different clients have different strengths. You can't beat
the search built into VA, and I love the ability to customize the look
of XN.

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kgroneman
11-Mar-2015, 18:15
Hey Stevo:

>Only version listed here is 1.18.1.6, and the download links don't
>work.

It was a quick Google search. Here's one newer than what I have:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/News-Newsgroups-Blog-Tools/XanaNews.shtml

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kgroneman
11-Mar-2015, 18:17
....and FWIW I have mine installed on a flash drive I can carry around
with me and use on any Windows computer. Convenient.

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Susan
11-Mar-2015, 18:51
I use Xana, but I've also used Thunderbird while traveling and that
worked fine, also. :)

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kgroneman
11-Mar-2015, 19:47
FYI features I like in Xananews

1 - Customized colors/fonts. Threads I don't participate in are black
with a strike out line in them. Unanswered root posts are red.
Threads I participate in are purple. My messages are green, etc. etc.

2 - A drag to window that's like a bookmark. If there's a message I
need to research or act on later, I just drag it to that window and it
stays there until I delete it from that window. That way everything I
need to take action on or reply to is in one place, no matter what
forum it's really in.

3 - Self contained so I can put it on a flash drive and carry it around.

4 - Customizable keyboard assignments including key combinations

5 - The ability to order the forums as I want to see them in the forum
list

6 - Supports multiple profiles

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lhaig
11-Mar-2015, 20:53
On 11/03/2015 19:15, kgroneman wrote:
> Hey Lance Haig:
>
>> I don't mean to sound rude but is it still being developed?
>
> The way I look at it is that the NNTP protocol hasn't changed in a
> bazillion years, why should NNTP clients? I just look at what's
> avaliable and pick what fits my needs. I have run various clients for
> a long time. Virtual Access, Pan, Knode, Thunderbird, and now
> XanaNews. Different clients have different strengths. You can't beat
> the search built into VA, and I love the ability to customize the look
> of XN.
>


I used XN when I ran windows and I also looked at migrating the code to
run in Wine a long time ago.

I did like it then. Now I don't spend much time on news groups as most
of the places I work at don't allow it.
And when I am home all I look at is this forum. :-)

Lance

Stevo
11-Mar-2015, 22:40
kgroneman sounds like they 'said':

> It was a quick Google search. Here's one newer than what I have:
> http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/News-Newsgroups-Blog-Tools/XanaN
> ews.shtml

So my response to kgroneman's comment is...

Cool, thanks. So all that's needed is the .exe? What's the easiest
way to move my settings, etc from one machine to the other? I really
don't want to have to go through the settings changes.

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Bob
12-Mar-2015, 07:02
On 3/10/2015 4:42 PM, Stevo wrote:
> Swapping to a new laptop at work. For any of you that still use nntp
> to access the forums, what reader do you use?
>
> I've been using Xana, but have been on v1.18.1.6 and not sure if
> there's a newer version anywhere. More than likely I'll just use Xana
> on this one, just wanted some more input.
>
I've been using Thunderbird. But, I have little demands. Consequently,
I have never needed to dive deep to see if it does or does not have
features I "need". Also, I use MozBackup regularly. I've needed to
restore everything after a hard drive crash. Worked reliably even for
all the news feeds.

Bob

kgroneman
12-Mar-2015, 15:21
Hey Stevo:

>So all that's needed is the .exe? What's the easiest
>way to move my settings, etc from one machine to the other?

I have the following batch file on my flash drive:

start newsreader3.exe -ns -XMLSettings:.\xana.xml

From the XanaNews readme:
------------------------------------------------


- Registry settings code has been completly rewritten. The registry
is still used by
default, but you can use an XML settings file instead by specifying
-XMLSettings
on the command line. By default, the settings are saved in
XanaNews.xml in the
default messagebase directory. However you can specify a different
file with - eg.
-XMLSettings:c:\xn.xml


That allows me to put it on my flash drive and just plug that flash
drive into any windows machine, run the batch file, and it's up and
running. No muss, no fuss.



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Stevo
12-Mar-2015, 19:11
kgroneman sounds like they 'said':

> I have the following batch file on my flash drive:
>
> start newsreader3.exe -ns -XMLSettings:.\xana.xml
>
> From the XanaNews readme:
> ------------------------------------------------
>

> - Registry settings code has been completly rewritten. The registry
> is still used by
> default, but you can use an XML settings file instead by specifying
> -XMLSettings
> on the command line. By default, the settings are saved in
> XanaNews.xml in the
> default messagebase directory. However you can specify a different
> file with - eg.
> -XMLSettings:c:\xn.xml
>
>
> That allows me to put it on my flash drive and just plug that flash
> drive into any windows machine, run the batch file, and it's up and
> running. No muss, no fuss.
So my response to kgroneman's comment is...

Is the xananews.xml file only for the newest version? I don't see that
file on this machine.

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kgroneman
12-Mar-2015, 20:07
Hey Stevo:

>Is the xananews.xml file only for the newest version? I don't see
>that file on this machine.

Mine is 1.19.1.320, and I've named mine xana.xml. Just create a blank
file with whatever name you specify in your batch file and XN should
populate it when it starts the first time and you start to configure
it. It's been a long time since mine was done, but I'm pretty sure
that's the way. The file doesn't have to be "xananews.xml"

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