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Re: [Pan-devel] I need to check and/or request three features for Pan pl

From: Rob
Subject: Re: [Pan-devel] I need to check and/or request three features for Pan please, ASAP.
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:52:30 -0700

Well if it doesn't allow something like ^[a-zA-Z0-9]+ then it's not a powerful 
enough RE engine to begin with :^P

and while we are on the subject of PAN problems, sometime a few months back the 
estimated download time and size display became broken, displaying wildly 
errratic and sometime huge negative numbers in the display.  Grab 100 or so RAR 
files and block save them.  Then add 100 or so more to the queue while 
processing the first batch.  You should see really bogus values on the download 
status window.  Thing is, this used to work flawlessly, but now does not...and 
I cannot trace it to a change in PAN itself, but possibly a change in a third 
party support library?

On Thu, 7/31/14, Andreas Nastke <address@hidden> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Pan-devel] I need to check and/or request three features for Pan 
please, ASAP.
 To: "Discussions of Pan source code hacking." <address@hidden>
 Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 11:25 AM
 whats wrong with putting
 something like the following in your score file?
 Score:: =-9999
 On 07/30/2014 10:32 PM, SciFi wrote:
 > Hash: SHA1
 > Hi,
 > I am still stuck with
 OSX 10.6.8 — more on that below.
 > I do need to check-on and/or request three
 features be put into Pan, tho, please.
 > … … …
 > Request #1. — Alter
 the logic for Score/Flag filter rules to ignore the
 "alphabet soup".
 > We need to be able to specify a Regex type
 filter for the Subject line.  I know there's an option
 on the main Pan panel for Articles → Add a Scoring Rule…
 → Subject → matches regex → [fill it in here].  But
 does it work as the attached post for Forte Agent works?
 > Here's why we
 need such a filter:
 > It seems the worldwide usenet binary
 posting groups are becoming nearly useless.
 > More&  more
 posters are using a type of scrambled filename in the
 Subject and in the actual downloaded filename itself.  Many
 times it looks like a p2p key of some sort.  The term
 "alphabet soup" is used to describe these
 > Also many
 times these posts have nothing to do with with the group
 charter — they have nothing to do with the group's
 topic, and even don't follow the types of files allowed
 in the group, such as music in MP3 format rather than the
 group being for a lossless format (e.g. FLAC).
 > But no one knows what
 is being posted, and we think it's an attempt to get
 around the dee-emm-sea-aye spies.
 > However, rarely a fellow usenetter will
 try to fetch enough of the offending posts in order to tell
 everyone what that is, so others can discerne whether to
 ignore it.  Yes of course this defeats the purpose of
 scrambled posts in the first place.
 > But the vast majority want to have their
 newsreader skip/bypass listing the posts entirely.  Even
 the From field is randomized.  Hence use a subject filter
 with regex matching along the lines explained in the
 … …
 > Request
 #2. — Put the server name(s) in the main Pan window
 > I usually
 have several Pan tasks running.  (Things are easier this
 way for me.)  The main windows all say 'Pan'
 exactly those 3 letters, so I don't know which window
 will handle which server.  It'd be much more easy if
 the main window would show the server(s) it is for.  (I
 don't think the configure-time 'dbus'
 option/code will do this, either.)
 > … … …
 > Request #3. — Please finish the PGP/GPG
 'Signing' feature.
 > Right now Pan only shows the
 'Signing' status if originally done with PGP/MIME
 > We're
 still needing support for the 'inline' method, just
 like I must use here (with BEGIN and END lines).
 > … … …
 > About the bug I'm
 still having with the headers word-wrapping right after the
 ':' mark, which many news-servers still view as
 syntax errors:
 > The
 gmime author has stopped supporting the older GNome version
 libraries.  I cannot properly build his newer supposedly
 'fixed' code here.  I don't think I can singly
 convince him to #ifdef his code as Mr Müller has done with
 Pan here.  And I can't rightly waste time/CPU
 rebuilding/updating the GNome infrastructure here, my iMac
 can't stand the extra load with the tasks it's told
 to do 24/7/365.  ;(
 > What else can I do?  (other than the
 obvious)  I could try finding the patch(es) that fix this,
 then insert them into his older source tree locally here. 
 Else I must live with the bug
 'Headerline:<wordwrap>rest of line'.
 > … … …
 About my Fruity predicament.
 > I'm still using the same
 hardware&  software.  Apple has actually abandoned OSX
 10.6 for real now, not even keeping the security up on it
 (e.g. OpenSSL).
 OTOH many 3rd-party apps still support 10.6, apparently
 there's not that much difference in the SDKs of these
 versions of OSX.
 Supposedly I can run with 10.7 aka Lion and continue to be
 supported by Apple, but it has no support for Rosetta (which
 emulates PowerPC very well), nor 32-bit (fortunately I do
 have a 64-bit CPU), and will need to adopt some Dumber stuff
 on 10.7.  But 10.7 is absolutely the official end for this
 iMac model, because it has 32-bit EFI/BIOS and won't be
 supported on later versions of OSX.
 > Apple won't update the BIOS here
 either, so it is effectively EOL'd.  But I do know
 about a project that might have a way to provide a
 front-end-fakery to at least make it SEEM it has the 64-bit
 BIOS/EFI kernel calls, it's only for OSX tho, I still
 can't run e.g. Tails on it AFAICT.
 > I _am_ running
 self-compiled open-source code, such as the GNome
 infrastructure and Pan and other goodies.  As long as I
 linked with my own builds of OpenSSL, GNU, et al., I
 shan't need to worry about what Apple won't do for
 us.  ;)
 > As for a
 new computer: —
 I am treating this iMac as if it is a Server.  I know I
 really _do_ need a tower that can act as a Real Server.
 > WalMart has nothing
 worthwhile.  In fact a Youtube member has looked-over the
 models available there — made by HP in fact — and he has
 rejected them as well.
 > See, if they did have a suitable model, I
 could walk over to a neighborhood WalMart SuperCenter where
 I live, buy it, then wheel it home.  (Long story — I
 don't have a car, got placed at a retirement village on
 account of my disability, etc.).
 > Plans are to continue studying the
 market.  Whenever I make a choice, I would need to finance
 it thru my c.u. if even possible.
 > Right now I do have a Dremel tool and fans
 to keep this iMac cooled-down.  (Heat is a Common problem
 even with today's models from Apple.  Also I'm
 paying thru the nose on the electric bill due to bad a/c
 > If
 needed, use the GMane email on this post to reach me
 privately, it should work.
 > Thanks for reading.
 - -*- attachment follows, describing the "alphabet
 soup" problem -*-
 >> Path:!!!!goblin2!!!!!!easynews!core-easynews-01!!!not-for-mail
 >> From: address@hidden
 >> Newsgroups:
 Subject: Re: Everyone gave up posting because of the
 alphabet salad??? Please Read:
 >> References:<address@hidden> 
 >> User-Agent: ForteAgent/
 >> MIME-Version: 1.0
 >> Content-Type: text/plain;
 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
 Lines: 23
 >> X-Complaints-To: address@hidden
 >> Organization: Forte Inc.
 >> X-Complaints-Info: Please be sure to
 forward a copy of ALL headers otherwise we will be unable to
 process your complaint properly.
 Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:28:08 -0400
 >> X-Received-Bytes: 1987
 >> X-Received-Body-CRC: 3699562935
 >> On Mon, 10
 Mar 2014 10:53:58 -0500, New.Age.Outlaw<address@hidden>
 >> wrote:
 >>> Well we will forgive
 ya...however...its all still available on good news
 servers,the alphabet stuff is
 because the copy right police have bots that run through to
 get names of get on godo news
 >>> servers that go back 3 yrs and u
 can download again...and most of the stuff in here is also
 on youtube so
 >>> there u have
 >> So where does one find a
 translation from the alphabet soup title to
 >> what it actually represents?
 >> For what it
 is worth, if you do not want to look at the soup. If you
 >> are using Forte Agent...
 >> Here is the
 filter which will select any
 >> post
 with the subject containing 20 consecutive characters or
 >> which are NOT interrupted
 by any spaces or punctuation.
 >> Subject:
 >> Please note
 that the [a-z0-9] block must be repeated for each
 >> character to be matched. 20 blocks to
 match 20 consecutive characters.
 > - -*- end attachment
 > =1fwn
 > -----END PGP
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