From: simm...@applga.uucp (Steve Simmons)
Subject: Cnews vs. News 3.0
Keywords: revolution vs. evolution?
Date: 24 Jun 88 15:39:05 GMT
Organization: Schlumberger CAD/CAM, Ann Arbor, MI
Pardon my ignorance, but are these completely separate efforts? If so,
does anyone know if they are compatible with each other?
+- Steve Simmons UNIX Systems Mgr. Schlumberger CAD/CAM -+
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From: e...@snark.UUCP (Eric S. Raymond)
Subject: Re: Cnews vs. News 3.0
Summary: B3.0 and C are separate efforts
Date: 30 Jun 88 10:57:48 GMT
Organization: John Dillinger Died For You Society
In article <7...@applga.uucp>, simm...@applga.uucp (Steve Simmons) writes:
>Pardon my ignorance, but are these completely separate efforts? If so,
>does anyone know if they are compatible with each other?
Yes, 3.0 and C news are completely separate efforts, but they are compatible
in the sense that they should interoperate nicely. From my (just possibly
biased ;-) point of view as the 3.0 person, the differences between the
three major versions can be summed up as:
B2.x -- what the world uses now. It works, but it's slow, poorly
organized, and haphazardly coded (too many cooks...).
C news -- lean, mean and speedy. No readers provided. Brilliant,
idiosyncratic coding. Well tested, but some rough edges
B 3.0 -- news deluxe. Everything documented, everything modularized.
All-new readers as well as transport layer, beginnings of
hypertext facilities. Not yet well tested, public beta in
progress now. Not quite as whizzingly fast as C news but
much easier to install, administer and modify.
I'll send you the 3.0 brag-sheet by email (it's already been posted once).
Eric S. Raymond (the mad mastermind of TMN-Netnews)
Post: 22 South Warren Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355 Phone: (215)-296-5718