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    Unhappy Where has knews gone under KDE4?

    It's been only recently that I began using KDE4PIM, since I preferred the KDE3 version. After much searching and fussing I have my mail moved from the KDE3 version to kDE4.

    What I can't find yet is a usenet news reader (knews) that came as part of the KDE3 KDEPIM. Am I just missing something, or do I need to go back to the KDE3 version to get my usenet feeds?


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    Default Re: Where has knews gone under KDE4?

    Quote Originally Posted by robertsmits View Post
    What I can't find yet is a usenet news reader (knews) that came as part of the KDE3 KDEPIM.
    Are you sure that it wasn't "knode"? That still exists, but is not part of a standard install. It is in the repos.
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    Default Re: Where has knews gone under KDE4?

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    Are you sure that it wasn't "knode"? That still exists, but is not part of a standard install. It is in the repos.
    I think you may be correct. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Where has knews gone under KDE4?

    On 2015-01-10 05:36, nrickert wrote:
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    > robertsmits;2688227 Wrote:
    >> What I can't find yet is a usenet news reader (knews) that came as part
    >> of the KDE3 KDEPIM.

    >
    > Are you sure that it wasn't "knode"? That still exists, but is not part
    > of a standard install. It is in the repos.


    Knode is in the standard oss repo. Not installed by default, but YaST
    finds it without adding another repo :-)

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    On Sat, 10 Jan 2015 05:13:06 GMT
    "Carlos E. R." <robin_listas@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > On 2015-01-10 05:36, nrickert wrote:
    > >
    > > robertsmits;2688227 Wrote:
    > >> What I can't find yet is a usenet news reader (knews) that came as
    > >> part of the KDE3 KDEPIM.

    > >
    > > Are you sure that it wasn't "knode"? That still exists, but is not
    > > part of a standard install. It is in the repos.

    >
    > Knode is in the standard oss repo. Not installed by default, but YaST
    > finds it without adding another repo :-)
    >


    Knode hasn't been actively supported for many years but it still works
    after a fashion, though any reported bugs are likely to be ignored. A
    stand-alone newsreader that I'd recommend is Pan, which is also
    available via openSUSE standard repos.

    Having said that, I'm using Claws as I prefer a newsreader more tightly
    linked to a mail client.

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    Default Re: Where has knews gone under KDE4?

    Graham P Davis wrote:

    > On Sat, 10 Jan 2015 05:13:06 GMT
    > "Carlos E. R." <> wrote:


    >> Knode is in the standard oss repo. Not installed by default, but YaST
    >> finds it without adding another repo :-)
    >>

    >
    > Knode hasn't been actively supported for many years but it still works
    > after a fashion, though any reported bugs are likely to be ignored. A
    > stand-alone newsreader that I'd recommend is Pan, which is also
    > available via openSUSE standard repos.


    Several nntp programs seem to receive little or no maintenance, it doesn't
    seem to be a very popular protocol. But the programs can be considered
    stable, need little change.

    I'm writing this with knode, I haven't noticed issues. I simply prefer
    Thunderbird.

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