Message from discussion slrn in Windows
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From: Stan <stan...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: slrn in Windows
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:24:57 -0500
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On 9/18/2012 3:45 PM, Keith wrote:
> On 2012-09-18, Stan <stan...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Will slrn run on 64-bit Win7? If so, where is the best place to get it?
>> Seems like everybody and their mothers want you to download something
>> or another. Thanks.
> Yes. You can obtain the program for windows at the slrn web site.
> You will need to set up a windows batch file to run the program and
> set up the slrn.rc configuration program for it.
Keith, hello. As I am familiar with Windows batch files, I want to ask
you about some points in yours below.
1. Is this one you made for running slrn on 64-bit Windows? When I look
at the slrn website at Sourceforge, it nowhere mentions 64-bit Windows,
2. Most of the lines are remarked out, and are you saying that I should
leave them remarked out or should I un-rem any of them?
3. Is this batch file showing me two things. First, it has several
lines marked with rem because these lines are explaining (reminding) the
purpose of such lines, each of which, secondly, you have shown me for
example how yours is set up currently?
4. You are expecting that I should change these lines for my system
based on the notes you included within the batch file itself?
5. Can the slrn program be downloaded and simply saved in one folder,
or is there an installation routine I would need to follow and then
modify the configuration file as below?
> @echo off
> del jnewsrc-forte.txt-lock
> rem #THIS IS NEEDED
> rem #set NNTPSERVER=my.newsserver.isp
> rem #Edited 6-3-09 Keith Wyatt
> set NNTPSERVER=news.eternal-september.org
> set USER=foo_user
> set NNTPSERVER
> set USER
> rem #chcp 65001
> cd C:\Users\Keith\Documents\slrn
> set SLRNHOME=C:\Users\Keith\Documents\slrn
> set SLRN_SLANG_DIR=C:\Users\Keith\Documents\slrn\slang
> @echo "Press a Key or control-c to cancel"
> slrn.exe %1
> rem #These two VARIABLES are normally relative to the
> rem #PATH where slrn.exe is started. Set them, if you want
> rem #to point them to different locations.
> rem set SLRNHOME=c:\slrn
> rem set SLRN_SLANG_DIR=c:\slrn\slang
> rem #To enable UTF-8 support on Windows you need a console
> rem #font which supports UTF-8 character and to either
> rem #set the codepage to 65001 with
> rem chcp 65001
> rem #or set the environment variable LANG the this way:
> rem set LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> rem # In case of utf-8 mode you better set
> rem # "set simulate_graphic_chars 1" in your slrn.rc
> rem # if you run slrn for the first time uncomment to following line
> rem # for one call of this script
> rem slrn --create
> rem # slrn