[svlug] GMane, Leafnode -- newsgroups instead of mailing lists

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Tue Mar 15 00:52:18 PST 2005

On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 14:05:21 -0800
Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting claw at kanga.nu (claw at kanga.nu):

>> Oh, tin isn't broken to be sure, and it is thoroughly embedded in my
>> muscle memory.  However, like Karsten, I would *really* like posting
>> and reading to be asynchronous with regard to each other.  Some posts
>> take seconds to write, and some more than a week (no lie).  I'd
>> rather not have a locked reading interface for those longer cases.

> I've never actually had occasion to try, so this is necessarily
> phrased as a question: Are there significant problems if you open two
> instances of tin?

With multiple tin instances, .newsrc can be mis-written such that
articles are subsequently missed.  I've seen it happen, I've even
replicated it, but I don't understand exactly how it happens (and
haven't spent much effort on it either).

J C Lawrence
---------(*)                Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas.
claw at kanga.nu               He lived as a devil, eh?
http://www.kanga.nu/~claw/  Evil is a name of a foeman, as I live.

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