Tin vs. Slrn - Console Newsreaders Showdown

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Thu Apr 13 09:45:50 PDT 2006


Dan Nicholson wrote:

> I'm proposing dropping slrn from the book and putting in TIN.  slrn
> could stay with a note that it has locale related issues, but it seems
> silly to have two console newsreaders in the book.  Presently,
> Alexander seems to be the only person who uses one.  Richard tried for
> a bit, prompting the slrn fixes, but now is no longer using them.

If one is actively maintained and the other isn't, that's good enough
reason to use the one maintained.  When switching, just comment out the
include for slrn.  That will make it much easier to add it back in if we
decide to re-add it.

  -- Bruce



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