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    Default Choosing news server in Pan


    Hi,
    I use several news servers, mainly my provider's and my own leafnode server.
    Sometimes I check out a corporate server.

    I just updated from SUSE 10.0 to openSUSE 11.1.

    In the old Pan, I could pick a group from a specific server. I'd check out
    new groups by fetching them from the ISP first. If I like it, I pick that
    group from my own server, causing it to include it in it's scheduled fetches.

    The new pan allows for mutiple server, but it merges all group lists, and
    then decides for itself where to get it from.


    If it isn't possible to specify the server of origin for a group, is there a
    way to set up different Pan profiles, each with it's unique server for
    instance?



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    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: Choosing news server in Pan

    if you don't get an answer here, you might wanna join a list at:
    http://pan.rebelbase.com/mailing_lists/

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    Default Re: Choosing news server in Pan

    On 2009-10-02, palladium <palladium@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > if you don't get an answer here, you might wanna join a list at:
    > http://pan.rebelbase.com/mailing_lists/


    I was going to try their website next. :-)

    I'll check it out, many thanks !


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    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Choosing news server in Pan

    Rikishi42 wrote:

    > In the old Pan, I could pick a group from a specific server. I'd check out
    > new groups by fetching them from the ISP first. If I like it, I pick that
    > group from my own server, causing it to include it in it's scheduled
    > fetches.
    >
    > The new pan allows for mutiple server, but it merges all group lists, and
    > then decides for itself where to get it from.


    Mmm, what I've got in Pan are 2 lists:

    1) One for the "Subscribed groups" (which holds only the groups I am
    subscribed to and get refreshed when I click on each group)

    2) And one for "Another groups" (which seems to hold all other groups of the
    news server but they are never checked on my side).

    Greetings,

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    Default Re: Choosing news server in Pan

    On 2009-10-02, Camalen <noelamac@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:
    > Rikishi42 wrote:
    >
    >> In the old Pan, I could pick a group from a specific server. I'd check out
    >> new groups by fetching them from the ISP first. If I like it, I pick that
    >> group from my own server, causing it to include it in it's scheduled
    >> fetches.
    >>
    >> The new pan allows for mutiple server, but it merges all group lists, and
    >> then decides for itself where to get it from.

    >
    > Mmm, what I've got in Pan are 2 lists:
    >
    > 1) One for the "Subscribed groups" (which holds only the groups I am
    > subscribed to and get refreshed when I click on each group)
    >
    > 2) And one for "Another groups" (which seems to hold all other groups of the
    > news server but they are never checked on my side).


    Yes, you have subscribed groups and the others.

    But the choice of server is the problem, not the choice of group.


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    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: Choosing news server in Pan

    > But the choice of server is the problem, not the choice of group.

    i know Pan is 'lighter' and faster and more "Linux-like" (i used it
    for a couple of years) ...but, i tried Thunderbird for mail and it
    does that ok...and, then i tried it for news and it does that ok
    too...[anyway, the Pan just kept getting more and more winders-like
    anyway!]

    i currently have T-Bird 2.0.0.23 pointed at _several_ different pops
    for mail and this and two other nntp servers--each in its own
    "account", with specific server, user name/pass, sig, etc etc
    etc...and, i _always_ can tell it _which_ newsgroup to get from
    _which_ server...no problem..

    maybe if the Pan developers know more about what you need than you do,
    you might consider giving bloato-slugo Thunderbird a try...

    it ain't pine, but it ain't so bad..

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    Karen NNTP User

    Default Re: Choosing news server in Pan

    On Fri, 02 Oct 2009 10:30:03 +0000, Rikishi42 wrote:

    >
    > In the old Pan, I could pick a group from a specific server. I'd check out
    > new groups by fetching them from the ISP first. If I like it, I pick that
    > group from my own server, causing it to include it in it's scheduled
    > fetches.
    >
    > The new pan allows for mutiple server, but it merges all group lists, and
    > then decides for itself where to get it from.


    It bugged me too and I found that I could install the old Pan
    0.14.2-101.i586.rpm in openSUSE 11.0.

    Karen


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    Default Re: Choosing news server in Pan

    On 2009-10-02, palladium <palladium@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    >> But the choice of server is the problem, not the choice of group.

    >
    > i know Pan is 'lighter' and faster and more "Linux-like" (i used it
    > for a couple of years) ...but, i tried Thunderbird for mail and it
    > does that ok...and, then i tried it for news and it does that ok
    > too...[anyway, the Pan just kept getting more and more winders-like
    > anyway!]


    If it was just about size and Linux-likeness, it wouldn't be a problem...
    I just wouldn't use it. :-)

    I use Kmail for email, and slrn for my regular news.

    Knode's not bad for most news reading, except the filtering part; that's a
    royal pain in the backside.



    What Pan does best, is the extraction of binary attachments.

    I have a few groups from which I extract everything. Pan gets those from my
    leafnode news server.

    Other groups, I want to select a few items to be picked. For those I get the
    headers directly from the ISP, then DL selectively.



    I haven't tried Thunderbird in a while.
    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have a look at it.



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    Default Re: Choosing news server in Pan

    On 2009-10-02, Karen <karensw@spamcop.net> wrote:
    > On Fri, 02 Oct 2009 10:30:03 +0000, Rikishi42 wrote:


    >> In the old Pan, I could pick a group from a specific server. I'd check out
    >> new groups by fetching them from the ISP first. If I like it, I pick that
    >> group from my own server, causing it to include it in it's scheduled
    >> fetches.
    >>
    >> The new pan allows for mutiple server, but it merges all group lists, and
    >> then decides for itself where to get it from.


    > It bugged me too and I found that I could install the old Pan
    > 0.14.2-101.i586.rpm in openSUSE 11.0.


    The problem is the new Pan is much more stable and faster than the old one.
    But then, my 'old' Pan was the one in SUSE 10.0. Perhaps yours was already
    working OK.

    Hmmm. Tempting...

    Yet another solution to try out. :-)



    Thanks, Karen.


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