Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mailing Lists and Newsreaders ....

So for awhile, I've been questioning on why very few FOSS programs use newsgroups (or USENET on moderated groups) as their primary means of communication between developers. I personally find email to be a clunky way dealing with mass-mailings, and while switching to alpine and mutt have helped, I feel newsgroups would work better in place of mailing lists.

In this spirit, I'm going to try to replace reading most of my public facing mailing lists with Gmane and see if my opinion actually holds true; if newsgroups are superior to bog-standard mailing lists, and post back in some time. I'm currently looking at various GUI and console based newsreaders to see which works best to meet my needs.

I also need to blow the dust off the memories and remember how to setup leafnode so I can mimic OfflineIMAP. Any suggestions are welcome.