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Re: [leafnode-list] leafnode-2.0

On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Cornelius Krasel wrote:
> Leafnode-2.0 is currently in alpha status, and there are a few people
> playing with it and sending patches. I can safely say that it is not
> yet ready for regular use.
> Among other things, it will contain the following features:
> - rnews (for use with UUCP or other news transfer agents than fetchnews)

What's rnews? Is it a UUCP-only system?

> - command pipelining (should speed up fetchnews)


> - better filtering
> - more command line options for fetchnews

On 1.9.9 I find that whenever I start fetchnews it says "downloading
new groups" an proceeds to tie up the modem for ages (it seems like it
is downloading the whole newsgroups list). On 1.9.10 this doesn't happen,
so presumably this behaviour has been fixed.

I did add a command-line option to 1.9.9 so that it didn't download new
groups; but if this was because of a bug that's been fixed in 1.9.10,
there's probably no point in adding this feature to 2.0.

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