On 2012-06-01, patric aristide <t...
> Realized that members of this group use Alpine for NNTP as well as mail.
> I opted for slrn mainly because it was easier to setup but wonder
> if I should switch to Alpine instead?
> I'm confident I'll work out how to do this myself but is it worth it?
> What's the advantage? Isn't Alpine a bit slow for this?
I used alpine as my news client for years and just recently switched
to slrn. I switched because I thought I was having problems (no I don't
remember what problems I thought I was having) reading a newsgroup with
60K unread messages.
slrn seems to be better at the moment, but there are several things
that I prefer pine for:
o I think alpine automatically wraps the text for some messages that
slrn displays on a single long (long!) line. I have not found out
how to make slrn do this for me.
o pine/pico automaticall wraps the lines of the messages that I type.
I have not figured out how to persuade vim to do this for me.
o I had a working killfile in alpine. I have not figured out how to
set up the killfile in slrn.
So maybe this is all my problem and nothing to do with alpine vs slrn,
but it is what I think right now.
My two cents.
Rob Brown b r o w n a t g m c l d o t c o m
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