You will find here some more info about the one and only true
newsreader in the future. Currently I can only offer you these things:
Yes, I know, it's not much, but here is a list you might be
interested in. In the newsgroup at.linux there started a
discussion about the One True Signature-Color[tm] which
produced some nice things (newer shots are added at the end of the list!):
Report for at.linux: In this list you find the amount of users with
X-Signature-Color: header and what colors they are
- YaNR: Yet
another NewsReport *smirks* It uses different
settings and a slightly different script than Jochen's stats
- slrn-0.9.6.2.patch: A patch for
slrn-0.9.6.2 written by Thomas Themel that sets the color to his
true color ;-)
A genious slang-script that sets the sig-color within slrn depending on
the posters X-Signature-Color: Header field. Also written by
Thomas Themel. You have to adjust the bg-color and the default-color to
your likes, of course :)
- root.jpg: Thomas Themel's screenshot of his color
This is Thomas Zajic's screenshot.
Again a screenshot from Thomas Themel, from slrn running under
- slrn.png: Peter
try on producing acceptable colors representation of
colors. The signature is the last part (the green one) - at least I was
told so. Hard to tell on a spoiled article, you know...
- slrn.png: This is my own screenshot of
my color settings. Those are strongly inspired by the Debian defaults for
mutt - which I think are the most useable and comfortable colors I've
ever seen. Depends if you like dark background, that is, right ;)
- pics.html: Finally this is Sven Guckes page about slrn with some
screenshots. Regarding to this he is into the green-signature
- slrn-shot.jpeg: This one is done by
Jochen Striepe. Finally he managed to do a real shot :) He used the
same posting as me - I think that one is a quite good reference to
compare the color-settings :)
- slrnchf.jpg: Christian Fiedler likes to
present his choise of colors, too. I think he has choosen a quite nice
article to do so ;-)
Thanks to Christian himself this picture could be saved from some
over-productive sysadmins at his university who canceled his account. I
now have the picture living locally - thanks again.
Further more you SHOULD keep in mind the following paragraph that is
a so far quite unknown excerpt of the RFC "1036 - Key words for use in
RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels":
2.1. Required Header lines
This line shows the color of the signature on the system, where the
message entered the network. Valid colors are:
"black" "red" "green" "blue" "magenta" "cyan" "lightgray"
"gray" "brightgreen" "yellow" "brightblue" "brightmagenta"
"brightcyan" and "white".
The line MUST contain the forground color and OPTIONAL the background
color of the display system. If both colors are given they SHOULD be
Note: This line is a "Required Header Line" in the newsgroup
"at.linux", and a "Optional Header Line" in other newsgroups.
Note also: The header line may be written "X-Signature-Color" in the
United Kingdom, and "X-Signatur-Colour" by careless users.
The required regexp to match the line is /X-Signature?-Colou?r:/.
Much thanks to Leopold Toetsch for discovering this important piece