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Newsstar fetches news and posts it to a local news server: INN and sn are supported. The program can make multiple simultaneous connections, not only to one server, but to several, supporting up to 10 "threads". Before fetching each article, it checks that it hasn't already been downloaded by another thread or in a previous session. It can also "pipeline" article requests to make more efficient use of bandwidth.


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Download version 1.2.2 (stable)
released on 1 March 2005


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey21 February 2002

Leaders and contributors

Tony Houghton Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite ncurses
Weak prerequisite INN
Weak prerequisite sn
Required to use Perl

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 May 2005.


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