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SupraNews news reader


Ok, I gave up on converting Gigi's news reader -- there were too many
missing parts, and running System.Windows.Form.Forms from winelib was too
slow. gtksharp is the only way to do for widgets and forms technology as
far as I'm concerned.

So, I took the NNTPClient class and built it into a shell gtksharp project
in monodevelop. Right now it only retrieves one article by hardcoded
MessageId -- but you get the idea, right ?

I registered the project at forge.novell.source as SupraNews ( it should
appear in a day or two if they approve it ). Tom and others expressed
interest in working on it.

The screenshot and source ( tar ) are on my web site ( two SupraNews links
at the bottom ), http://www.texeme.com
--
Virgin Ogg Vorbis http://www.virginradio.co.uk/thestation/listen/
SupraNNews, SupraTexxt from Texeme http://www.texeme.com
Kerry *is* President http://www.johnkerry.com
monodevelop http://www.monodevelop.com
Nov 22 '05 #1
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Hi John Bailo,

Re: Your new SupraNews project,

You wrote: <<

I registered the project at forge.novell.source as SupraNews
( it should appear in a day or two if they approve it ).
Tom and others expressed interest in working on it.

The screenshot and source ( tar ) are on my web site
( two SupraNews links at the bottom ),
http://www.texeme.com >>

Very interesting... I'd use a monospaced font, of course.

I wonder how picky forge.novell.source is ?

Who's Tom ?

P.S. _ The new mix _ FM 92.5 FM,
in Seattle is playing the best 80's music I've heard in ages.
Nov 22 '05 #2
Jeff Relf wrote:
Hi John Bailo,

Re: Your new SupraNews project,

You wrote: <<

I registered the project at forge.novell.source as SupraNews
( it should appear in a day or two if they approve it ).
Tom and others expressed interest in working on it.

The screenshot and source ( tar ) are on my web site
( two SupraNews links at the bottom ),
http://www.texeme.com >>

Very interesting... I'd use a monospaced font, of course.

I wonder how picky forge.novell.source is ?

Who's Tom ?

P.S. _ The new mix _ FM 92.5 FM,
in Seattle is playing the best 80's music I've heard in ages.


Me...

--
Tom Shelton
Nov 22 '05 #3
Jeff Relf wrote:
Hi John Bailo,

Re: Your new SupraNews project,

You wrote: <<

I registered the project at forge.novell.source as SupraNews
( it should appear in a day or two if they approve it ).
Tom and others expressed interest in working on it.

The screenshot and source ( tar ) are on my web site
( two SupraNews links at the bottom ),
http://www.texeme.com >>

Very interesting... I'd use a monospaced font, of course.
One thing is noticeable -- and maybe you see this with 'X' -- posting via
SupraNews is a *lot* faster than with any other newsreader that I've used
before ! The reading of a message is slower than expected, but so far
I've only used it via the monodevelop IDE...

I wonder how picky forge.novell.source is ?

Who's Tom ?

P.S. _ The new mix _ FM 92.5 FM,
in Seattle is playing the best 80's music I've heard in ages.


--
Virgin Ogg Vorbis http://www.virginradio.co.uk/thestation/listen/
SupraNNews, SupraTexxt from Texeme http://www.texeme.com
Kerry *is* President http://www.johnkerry.com
monodevelop http://www.monodevelop.com
Nov 22 '05 #4
Jeff Relf wrote:

Very interesting... I'd use a monospaced font, of course.

I wonder how picky forge.novell.source is ?

Who's Tom ?

P.S. _ The new mix _ FM 92.5 FM,
in Seattle is playing the best 80's music I've heard in ages.


One thing is certain:

It's more fun to write, develop code, play bzflag and listen to music than
it is to watch Tv.

--
Virgin Ogg Vorbis http://www.virginradio.co.uk/thestation/listen/
SupraNNews, SupraTexxt from Texeme http://www.texeme.com
Kerry *is* President http://www.johnkerry.com
monodevelop http://www.monodevelop.com
Nov 22 '05 #5
Hi John Bailo,

You wrote: <<

One thing is certain:

It's more fun to write, develop code,
play bzflag and listen to music than it is to watch TV. >>

I hear you there. TV is just one endless commercial.
Even PBS is selling an opinion, and it's all one way.
Nov 22 '05 #6
Hi John Bailo,

You wrote: <<

One thing is noticeable -- and maybe you see this with 'X' --
posting via SupraNews is a * lot * faster
than with any other newsreader that I've used before !
The reading of a message is slower than expected,
but so far I've only used it via the monodevelop IDE... >>

With X.CPP's instant scrolling,
( http://www.Cotse.NET/users/jeffrelf/X.CPP )
I can see exactly how much time the server is taking to do what,
....any delay could only be due to the server.

A throbber occurs when the server is bogged down,
if I hit " Post ", for example, the ' P ' would throb
....alternating between upper an lowercase once per second.
( Reads are abandoned after 66 seconds )

When I post, I can see the full dialog with the NNTP server,
if a delay or an error happens, I can browse that dialog,
....scrolling lines/pages up/down using my trackball's wheel.

If the e-mail or post was successful,
that stuff is removed from the scroll-buffer,
....replaced by a one-line report.
Nov 22 '05 #7

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