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Re: [leafnode-list] Files for newsgroups

Hi David,

Maybe you are a little bit too sensible?
As far as I unterstand, Phil's intention is not a linux-only solution,
but a web-based solution using only free tools. I think, his solution
would work on your FreeBSD machine as well as on linux and most other
unix boxes. What to you want more?

David Marsh schrieb:
> On 12-Feb-00 phil hunt wrote:
> >
> > People doing (1) would be equally happy with either solution (assuming
> > they have a local web server set up; I would guess that most of these
> > users are using Linux and most distros come with Apache working out
>                   ^^^^^
> > of the box).
> Whenever I see phrases like that, the alarm bells in my head marked
> 'embrace and extend' start ringing..  :-(
> Please remember, Linux is just a subset of the whole Unix world (OK, this
> isn't *pedantically* correct), and leafnode does run on a fair number
> of Unixen..
> For example, I'm running it under FreeBSD..
> Let's not start doing anything that reduces the portability of code
> unnecessarily..
> The Unix world has a great tradition of sharing code between the differnent
> variants, let's keep it that way :-)


Stefan Bauer

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