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Posted by rbochan on Tue 8 Aug 2006 at 13:58
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The new version of pan newsreader just introduced into Unstable is awful. There's literally no transition if you were running a previous version - meaning that previously set groups, profiles, and scorefiles, etc are completely unusable.
I have literally years worth of scorefile that's useless in this new version, since the scoring syntax has changed, so I can't just point it towards the old one. Hell, there's no place I can even find in the preferences dialog to even point at a custom scorefile, or set a "group default" for saving articles/binaries to... so one has to edit each individual group to do so. The pane layout doesn't even save the settings. You'd think a later version would have better functionality, not worse.

Blech.

Guess I'll be reverting to the old version and putting it on hold until I have a few days to rebuild from scratch what I've spent about 3 years building up.

/rant over


...Rob

 

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Re: new pan
Posted by suspended user tong (69.158.xx.xx) on Wed 9 Aug 2006 at 20:12
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Oh, gee, that's awful. Thanks for sharing.

What are the good/bad versions, BTW?

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Re: new pan
Posted by rbochan (69.207.xx.xx) on Thu 10 Aug 2006 at 13:34
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I've reverted to version 0.14.2.91-5 and put it on hold. The newer versions, 0.106-1 and higher, are the ones that force a full rebuild.

...Rob

The American Dream isn't an SUV and a house in the suburbs; it's Don't Tread On Me.

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Re: new pan
Posted by Anonymous (203.206.xx.xx) on Wed 16 Aug 2006 at 00:20
I've been persevering with this new version but it crashes too often to be usable. There is also far too much missing functionality compared to the old version - it is like somebody has replaced pan with some half-baked upstart? Very odd ... have to go find a new newsreader now unfortunately.

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