Reading articles inside Newsleecher.

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look
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Reading articles inside Newsleecher.

Post by look » Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:21 pm

Hi,

Can you add a tab for reading text articles inside Newsleecher, instead of opening a text editor? If so, you might add "Previous" and "Next" buttons to read corresponding articles as sorted in "Articles" tab.

kel
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Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:46 pm

Re: Reading articles inside Newsleecher.

Post by kel » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:50 am

look wrote:Hi,

Can you add a tab for reading text articles inside Newsleecher, instead of opening a text editor? If so, you might add "Previous" and "Next" buttons to read corresponding articles as sorted in "Articles" tab.
Someday maybe
kel wrote:Actually text reader has been listed on the roadmap since August 2004. At that time it was listed as being for version 3. It's only been 7 years. ;)

Honestly, I really badly want text reader ability, but it will suck for one reason. Almost (99.999999%) guaranteed we'll have to download all of our headers yet again when it is implemented as the current method of grouping and storing the headers is completely incompatible with proper threading of articles for a text based approach. Especially when the subject is completely changed on a reply and the only thing linking the reply to the original post is the data within the headers of the messages. This of course gets even worse as providers continue to increase their storage but often skimp on the number of headers they provide. Combined with the very common issues of grabbing headers fully for extremely large groups (although much better in the 5.x betas) without multiple tries since it can't automatically resume grabbing up to the current header when told to and a disconnect occurs. That makes the future and inevitable re-download of all headers a daunting proposition.
11+ Years and counting. :lol:
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Seriously wish the missing features of local search and the features that have been broken/removed from local search but left in or in some cases improved on the SuperSearch would be fixed/restored and improved upon on for local search. - More details: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&p=127938#p127938

kel
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:46 pm

Re: Reading articles inside Newsleecher.

Post by kel » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:26 pm

kel wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:50 am
look wrote:Hi,

Can you add a tab for reading text articles inside Newsleecher, instead of opening a text editor? If so, you might add "Previous" and "Next" buttons to read corresponding articles as sorted in "Articles" tab.
Someday maybe
kel wrote:Actually text reader has been listed on the roadmap since August 2004. At that time it was listed as being for version 3. It's only been 7 years. ;)

Honestly, I really badly want text reader ability, but it will suck for one reason. Almost (99.999999%) guaranteed we'll have to download all of our headers yet again when it is implemented as the current method of grouping and storing the headers is completely incompatible with proper threading of articles for a text based approach. Especially when the subject is completely changed on a reply and the only thing linking the reply to the original post is the data within the headers of the messages. This of course gets even worse as providers continue to increase their storage but often skimp on the number of headers they provide. Combined with the very common issues of grabbing headers fully for extremely large groups (although much better in the 5.x betas) without multiple tries since it can't automatically resume grabbing up to the current header when told to and a disconnect occurs. That makes the future and inevitable re-download of all headers a daunting proposition.
11+ Years and counting. :lol:
14 years, sigh.
-
Seriously wish the missing features of local search and the features that have been broken/removed from local search but left in or in some cases improved on the SuperSearch would be fixed/restored and improved upon on for local search. - More details: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&p=127938#p127938

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