Re: Need help with Requested news.
From: Steven M. Sawczyn (email@example.com)
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 20:09:03 -0500
John, I appreciate your honesty and will definitely consider using Agent
for retrieving binaries as it will probably be easier than using souper.
Maybe what we need is an agent to soup converter? I know this sounds a
bit rediculous, but it might be quite possible to do depending on how
Agent formats its data files. Why go through all this trouble? Yarn is
one of the few programs which I've encountered which works exceptionally
well with a speech synthesizer and, since I'm totally blind, this is
definitely a good thing. I find most windows-based software to be less
speech-friendly than their dos counterparts; this is partly due to the
intensly graphical nature of windows itself. To make a long story
short, Yarn is probably going to be much easier to work with than Agent,
so if I can somehow use Agent solely for retrieval and do the rest in
Yarn, the time saved might be worth the trouble.
Another possibility might be to use a news reader like Tin on a unix
shell and somehow export selected articles to a text file which may be
possible to convert to soup. Any thoughts on this?
In article <4Bq02cGUbNIU092yn@gate.net>,
firstname.lastname@example.org (John A. Stanley) wrote:
>At the risk of being lambasted for mentioning a different newsreader,
>I'll point out that the Forte Agent offline newsreader does all this.
>First it downloads the headers. Then you mark the articles you want and
>have it fetch them.
>I still much prefer Yarn for discussion newsgroups and especially
>listserv traffic (and I don't have much choice as long as I stick with
>my gate.net shell account for email), but I recently switched to Agent
>for grabbing binaries, and I am continually impressed with all it can
>John A. Stanley email@example.com