slrn, new package (news reader)
New package: slrn
Slrn is a threaded news reader that's much faster if you happen
to have a slow link to your nntp server. Also, I like the user
interface better than tin/trn, but I guess, that's personal.
The related package, tkslrn (which provides a tk/tcl interface
to slrn), is forthcomming.
It is elf mainly because I'm lasy.
Maintainer: Joost Witteveen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description: Threaded News reader (fast for slow links)
Like all the others a nice full screen textmode user interface.
It tends to be much faster if you have a slow link to your
news server: First time you start it it reads the newsgroup file
(it will tell you how to do this), from then on startup is faster.
slrn reads news from a news server via NNTP (the Network News
Transfer Protocol). This news server must of cource be available.
It does not need inews (as far as I know)
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 107010 Jan 11 22:24 slrn-0.8.4-1.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 joost users 2083 Jan 11 22:28 slrn-0.8.4-1.diff.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 joost users 380426 Jan 11 22:33 slrn-0.8.4-1.tar.gz
There's no substitue for reading README's.
(except for using Debian, and typing "dpkg -i package.deb").