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[Pan-users] Re: Pan for windows .122 (Steve Davies build) crashes when t

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-users] Re: Pan for windows .122 (Steve Davies build) crashes when trying to read (Duncan)
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 08:52:36 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: pan 0.123 (El Nuevo Barretto)

address@hidden posted
address@hidden, excerpted below, on  Tue, 06 Feb 2007 16:47:27

> I created the %HOME% variable because I was using some
> other *nix programs that were ported to MS and they needed it.  I had
> a slight panic the first time I started Pan after creating the
> variable, and finding that Pan had "forgotten" every setting,
> including server settings.  I eventually found the new %HOME%\.pan2
> directory, and was able to restore my old settings by moving the
> contents of the old .pan2 directory into the new one that Pan had
> created.

LOL.  Been there, done that!  Of course, for me, that's the challenge. 
How boring things would be if computers "just worked", like a TV or a
microwave.  A new one might be fun for a half hour or so. =8^)

> I didn't see a readme for the windows build.  The only documentation
> I've found is this page: , which
> isn't very helpful ;)

Let's see...  In the sources, there's a couple MS specific files, (which appears to be pulled in by one of the make
files, and probably spit out during the run), and README.mingw, somewhat
more detailed compiling instructions, referred to in the first file.

I had seen those but never read them, so didn't know what they contained. 
It looks to be all compiling info, so if you are downloading a precompiled
binary, it may be omitted as of little interest.

> I don't know who Darren A is, or where his wiki is.  I guess I need to
> look around some more.

I do think you need a password to add to it, but if you ask here, I'm sure
Darren will be happy to mail you one.  He asked me to take a look around
and see if there was anything that might stimulate me to add something,
and it has been on my todo list, but it hasn't gotten done, unfortunately.
Still, it should be worth something, particularly for those who haven't
been hanging out here for several months and who have therefore seen many
"FAQs" and their answers several times.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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