Re: pan backend


On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 08:43 +0000, Darren Davison wrote:
> Does anyone know if a backend for pan (NNTP reader) is being
> considered/developed?

I haven't heard anything about it, so I doubt it.

> I think the indexing should be simple enough: all cached messages are
> stored in ~/.pan/messages/cache as one file per message (across all
> subscribed groups).  Difficulty I imagine is opening pan at the right
> message as I'm not sure it can be done.  Lack of a pan man page doesn't
> help.  Fallback could be to open in a text editor though..?

As NNTP messages are MIME messages, the mail filter could probably be
pretty easily adapted to handle the content itself.  And I suspect a
backend to extract the relevant pan-specific data would be pretty simple
as well.


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