>I think we all know by now that the yarn we have is the one we are
>stuck with, as far as Chin is concerned. This has been pretty well
>established. However, it is nice to see a sudden burst of posts to
>this digest, no?
It's good to see more activity here, yes. :-)
I'd still be interested in purchasing the rights to the source for Yarn
from Chin if he were interested in selling them (that is, if he really
isn't interested in developing it himself or releasing it for free).
My intent would be to place the code in the hands of someone else who
would be willing to continue its free development. Or perhaps release
the source under the GPL or perhaps a BSD license variant to keep this
situation from happening again.
Either way, I'd rather be out a few bucks than see this wonderful news
program die due to an apparent lack of author interest. :-(
Does anyone have confirmed contact information for him?
>In light of the no Chin/no source code problem, yarn users are faced with
>making the best of what they have, or moving on to a program or programs
>that have some dynamic possibilities for changing with the times.
Yarn works fine for me. And I suspect that, by the time it starts to
have problems, I will already be well underway in my own pet project to
recreate a Yarn-like newsreader independently under Linux.
Assuming nothing else changes in the meantime.
Given that I am an old(?) mainframer who still thinks Fortran is cool
and who is just starting to learn C coding under unix, that might be
a little while in coming, however. :-)
-- -Rich Steiner >>>---> email@example.com >>>---> Bloomington, MN OS/2 + Linux (Slackware+RedHat+SuSE) + FreeBSD + Solaris + WinNT4 + Win95 + PC/GEOS + Executor = PC Hobbyist Heaven! If there are no bugs, it's not a useful program.