Dude, Are you kiddin me?the doctor wrote:
You are referring to a BETA (still in development - even if it is now in release candidate status, it is still a beta testing version).
Why are you being so hostile and rude?
Development is what BETA versions are all about - I use v4 b16 because it has implemented improvements over previous versions. Yes there are items that do not work or are missing - It is still in BETA (test) status. In beta versions things will not work and may be missing.
DO NOT USE THE BETA VERSION IF YOU EXPECT A COMPLETED AND FULLY RUNNING PROGRAM.
Once NL4 is released as a Final release, the points you present will be valid, but not now and never presented in so rude and childish a fashion.
We are all intelligent adults here (at least most of us are) and there is no need to be rude (to everyone) and so childish.
The damn program has been in BETA for almost 2 years now and is still full of bugs that don't get get resolved easy. Spiril keeps adding new features which we don't directly need but creating tons of new bugs. We need stable code and a final release first!!!
I think we all have every right to complain about many things here and ofcourse it's easy to say if you don't like it stay away. But we all like the newsleecher concept, that is when it works like it should and what we're paying for. It seems this is sort of a hobby project for Spiril because he laks some serious commitment to his customers.
I mean look at Supersearch, great powerful tool which in every way is better then all those other free usenet indexers, but the rentention is half it should be and there is many disruptions in service.
Spiril should be obligated to bring out a final release every 6 months. I think that's reasonable and then we know what to expect. And maybe he should hire some people with lots of programming skills/expericene to kill all the bugs for him.