Re: [tin] Setting it up - Headers

On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 12:23:32 +0000, Whiskers wrote:
> On 2005-12-18, eerok <eerok@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 01:19:47 GMT, SINNER wrote:

>> [...]

>>> In fact, in my little foray into the world of tin, it seems that a merge
>>> of these to apps (feature wise) would be an incredible NNTP client.

>> I thought the same thing. Quite a few features of tin hit
>> just the right note for me; it's already made my short list
>> of favorite newsreaders ...

> Do the slrn macros '' and '' not go far enough? I
> have never given Tin more than a cursory look so I can't really make a
> comparison - but I'm willing to learn more.

To be honest, I don't know what those macros do, but I think
slrn is flexible enough to do most anything. At this point I
think it would help if I stated more specifically what I like
about tin:

* I like the "article view" which fills my term with just
what I'm reading. I don't need any other windows, since
typically the "threaded view" in a split window ends up
too small to be very useful to me anyway.

* I like the context information I'm given in article
view: articles in the thread; current article number;
threads in the group. I can use this info to jump
around within a thread (by entering article numbers).

* I like getting the whole thread (even the posts I've
seen) when there are new posts in the thread. This
gives me the option of reading the whole context if I
want ("Enter") or skipping to what's new ("N").

* I like staying in article view and browsing through a
group with liberal use of thread-killing ("K") which
just pops me smoothly to the next thread. For example,
in a group like comp.lang.learn.c-c++ I'm not interested
in the posts about c++ ... so I just blast around those
threads once I see the first post. (In a perfect world,
I'd be able to see by the subject line what language the
topic referred to, but this is seldom the case ;-))

That's enough detail for now. I'm sure that my preferences
aren't universal; I'm just mentioning them so you know what
I'm talking about.

Offhand I'd say that some of these things would be easier to
implement in slrn than others.

"The secret of being boring is to say everything." - Voltaire