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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 216.54.247.251] on January 18, 2008 04:51 PM
Klibido is good if all you are doing is binaries because it won't read text posts. You also better be pretty good at troubleshooting it as well. It would constantly just stall on me for no reason (become unresponsive for anywhere from 1 minute to 10), and corrupt its own newsgroup databases. I would constantly have to go into the klibido directory and manually delete the <newsgroup-name>.db files. That would fix the problem for a couple of runs. Then again, maybe it works better for other people, but not me (64-bit Ubuntu 7.10 upgraded from 7.04, 2 GB RAM))
Pan is by far the best, as long as you don't have any issues. I found a bug with Pan on Ubuntu where it wouldn't display large images. The fix was found on the bug-tracker page and it involved editing part of the source and recompiling. Still, it was worth it as it is simply rock solid. It does yenc, multiparts, filtering (although it's not intuitive), and I think it even supports ssl.

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