Good newsreaders for FreeBSD?

Christopher Nehren apeiron at
Mon Oct 18 23:10:38 PDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-10-18 at 15:32 -0700, Joshua Tinnin wrote:
> Well, I'm not sure about pulling articles from multiple servers, but my 
> GUI newsreader of choice is Pan. However, it never reached a stable or 
> "gold" version, and it has been stagnant for some time, as the author 
> doesn't seem to have time to deal with it these days. Many patches have 
> been posted in various places online, but the version in the ports tree 
> crashes frequently, at least on my 5.3-BETA7/STABLE (previously 5.2.1) 
> box. I'd love if someone good at programming made it into a decent 
> newsreader ... am learning what I can ....

Hmph. Just a few days ago I was thinking about how Pan deserves a 1.0
version number because of its full feature set, stability, and so forth.
It's never crashed here, and I've been using it since before 5.0

I abhor a system designed for the "user", if that word is a coded
pejorative meaning "stupid and unsophisticated".  -- Ken Thompson
Unix is user friendly. However, it isn't idiot friendly.

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