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Re: launching gnus with multiple news servers, how to only open ONE?

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: launching gnus with multiple news servers, how to only open ONE?
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 17:26:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, Apr 01 2005, Peter Petersen wrote:

> I normally only use _one_ regular news servers, the other news servers
> are only there for the odd down time of the main server or for the
> occasional look in otherwise unavailable newsgroups. And since some of
> the servers are very slow and delay gnus' start-up considerably I would
> like to launch gnus and only have _one_ server (the main server) opened
> automatically.

I'd recommend the following:

- Use topics mode...

,----[ (info "(gnus)Group Topics") ]
|    If you want this permanently enabled, you should add that minor mode
| to the hook for the group mode.  Put the following line in your
| `~/.gnus.el' file:
|      (add-hook 'gnus-group-mode-hook 'gnus-topic-mode)

- Put the other servers into the "other server" topic.

- Set the level of those groups to a higher value than

,----[ (info "(gnus)Group Levels") ]
|    Gnus will normally just activate (i. e., query the server about)
| groups on level `gnus-activate-level' or less.

- If you want to open the "other server" groups, go to the topic in
  the group buffer and press `M-g':

| M-g runs the command gnus-topic-get-new-news-this-topic
|    which is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `gnus-topic'.
| It is bound to M-g, <menu-bar> <Group> <Check for new articles >.
| (gnus-topic-get-new-news-this-topic &optional N)
| Check for new news in the current topic.

Bye, Reiner.
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