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December 12, 2008
Re: More phpBB like forum?
wouldn't a web-based news-reader solve this problem? 
I've just did a little search and found: 
a) http://opensource.polytechnique.org/banana/
from the above site: "Banana is a fast (really fast) web-based NNTP library with server side caching "
b) http://rubyforge.org/projects/ruby-net-nntp - a Ruby NNTP lib. How hard would it be to create a RoR app with this lib already providing you an API to access NNTP servers? Should be simple enough, I think.
3) for all the python lovers here - I'm sure an equivalent python lib exists that could be used with something like django (or whatever the python equivalent for RoR is).

2eurocent, please :)
December 12, 2008
Re: More phpBB like forum?
dude! sweet! wrote:
> wouldn't a web-based news-reader solve this problem? 
> I've just did a little search and found: 
> a) http://opensource.polytechnique.org/banana/
> from the above site: "Banana is a fast (really fast) web-based NNTP library with server side caching "
> b) http://rubyforge.org/projects/ruby-net-nntp - a Ruby NNTP lib. How hard would it be to create a RoR app with this lib already providing you an API to access NNTP servers? Should be simple enough, I think.
> 3) for all the python lovers here - I'm sure an equivalent python lib exists that could be used with something like django (or whatever the python equivalent for RoR is).
> 
> 2eurocent, please :)

We have one:
http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?search_txt=&group=digitalmars.D
December 13, 2008
Re: More phpBB like forum?
On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 6:41 PM, Robert Fraser
<fraserofthenight@gmail.com> wrote:
> dude! sweet! wrote:
>>
>> wouldn't a web-based news-reader solve this problem? I've just did a
>> little search and found: a) http://opensource.polytechnique.org/banana/
>> from the above site: "Banana is a fast (really fast) web-based NNTP
>> library with server side caching "
>> b) http://rubyforge.org/projects/ruby-net-nntp - a Ruby NNTP lib. How hard
>> would it be to create a RoR app with this lib already providing you an API
>> to access NNTP servers? Should be simple enough, I think.
>> 3) for all the python lovers here - I'm sure an equivalent python lib
>> exists that could be used with something like django (or whatever the python
>> equivalent for RoR is).
>>
>> 2eurocent, please :)
>
> We have one:
> http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?search_txt=&group=digitalmars.D

We have one that doesn't work right.  The idea is to create a _new_
one which does ;)
December 13, 2008
Re: More phpBB like forum?
Jarrett Billingsley wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 6:41 PM, Robert Fraser
>> We have one:
>> http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?search_txt=&group=digitalmars.D
> 
> We have one that doesn't work right.  The idea is to create a _new_
> one which does ;)

It's open source. You could fix it <g>.
December 13, 2008
Re: More phpBB like forum?
On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 8:39 PM, Walter Bright
<newshound1@digitalmars.com> wrote:
>
> It's open source. You could fix it <g>.
>

It's also PHP.. good luck finding someone who _wants_ to fix it ;)
December 15, 2008
Re: More phpBB like forum?
== Quote from Jarrett Billingsley (jarrett.billingsley@gmail.com)'s article
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 8:39 PM, Walter Bright
> <newshound1@digitalmars.com> wrote:
> >
> > It's open source. You could fix it <g>.
> >
> It's also PHP.. good luck finding someone who _wants_ to fix it ;)

I wonder if some of the fixes would really take that much effort for someone who's experienced with PHP. (I don't have much experience
with PHP, and I'm probably too lazy to find the time to work on it anyway.)

My pet peeve about the webnews interface is how sometimes the "Recent messages in this thread" list gives links to the wrong newsgroup
(e.g., digitalmars.D instead or digitalmars.D.announce). I'm sure fixing it would require wading through some code, but I suspect it
wouldn't be that hard to fix.

Another way that webnews could be enhanced is to have a link to the corresponding post in pnews. For most purposes, webnews is superior
to pnews, but sometimes pnews is helpful too (e.g., header information). I bet that'd be pretty easy.

Also, I'm afraid that I wouldn't be able to get the fixes published on digitalmars.com if I spent the time working on it. For example, the old "D" newsgroup is still not available from webnews.
http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?art_group=digitalmars.D&article_id=46629

By the way, after all these years, the http://www.opend.org/ website is still "investigating how to hook the D frontend into the GCC
backend". Maybe someone should tell them about GDC. ;)
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