#!wml -oindex.html #include "frame.wmi" #Desc: My personal page about this genious newsreader. I also have written a "quick start" file for it, but that one is in german only. Take a look at the official page for an english version. <h1><link slrn>slrn - the newsreader</link></h1> <p>  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: </p> <ul> <li>A <a href="quick.de.html">quick description</a> on using slrn (in german language!!)</li> <li>My <link slrnrc><tt>$SLRNHOME/.slrnrc</tt></link> file</li> </ul> <p>  Yes, I know, it's not much, but here is a list you might be interested in. In the newsgroup <link a.l>at.linux</link> there started a discussion about the <i>One True Signature-Color<sup>[tm]</sup></i> which produced some nice things (newer shots are added at the end of the list!): </p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sam.expmech.ing.tu-bs.de/stats/at.linux/">StatNews Report</a> for at.linux: In this list you find the amount of users with an <code>X-Signature-Color:</code> header and what colors they are using.</li> <li><a href="http://funworld.forfree.at/at.linux">YaNR</a>: <b>Y</b>et <b>a</b>nother <b>N</b>ews<b>R</b>eport *smirks* It uses different settings and a slightly different script than Jochen's stats above.</li> <li><a href="slrn-">slrn-</a>: A patch for slrn- written by Thomas Themel that sets the color to <i>his</i> true color ;-)</li> <li><a href="http://www.cpointc.com/~themel/sigcolor.sl">sigcolor.sl</a>: A genious slang-script that sets the sig-color within slrn depending on the <b>posters</b> 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 :)</li> <li><a href="http://www.cpointc.com/~themel/images/slrn-linux.gif">\ root.jpg</a>: Thomas Themel's screenshot of his color representation.</li> <li><a href="http://members.chello.at/thomas.zajic/slrn.jpg">slrn.jpg</a>: This is Thomas Zajic's screenshot.</li> <li><a href="http://www.cpointc.com/~themel/slrn_nt.png">slrn_nt.png</a>: Again a screenshot from Thomas Themel, from slrn running under Windows-NT.</li> <li><a href="http://funworld.forfree.at/slrn.png">slrn.png</a>: Peter Bergt's <s>try on producing acceptable colors</s> 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...</li> <li><a href="pics/slrnalfie.png">slrn.png</a>: 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 ;)</li> <li><a href="http://www.math.fu-berlin.de/~guckes/slrn/pics.html">\ pics.html</a>: Finally this is Sven Guckes page about slrn with some screenshots. Regarding to this he is into the green-signature division.</li> <li><a href="pics/slrnjochen.jpeg">slrn-shot.jpeg</a>: 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 :)</li> <li><a href="pics/slrnchf.jpg">slrnchf.jpg</a>: Christian Fiedler likes to present his choise of colors, too. I think he has choosen a quite nice article to do so ;-)<br /> 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.</li> </ul> <p>  Further more you SHOULD keep in mind the following paragraph that is a so far quite unknown excerpt of the RFC "<i>1036 - Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels</i>": </p> <blockquote><pre> 2.1. Required Header lines .... 2.1.7. X-Signature-Color 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 different. 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:/. </pre></blockquote> <p>  Much thanks to Leopold Toetsch for discovering this important piece of documentation! </p>