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Newsstar fetches news and posts it to a local news server: INN, s-news, and sn are supported. What makes newsstar special is that it can make multiple simultaneous connections, not only to one server, but to several, supporting up to 10 "threads". Before fetching each article, it checks that it hasn't already been downloaded by another thread or in a previous session. It can also "pipeline" article requests to make better use of available bandwidth. SSL is supported.

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Recent releases

  •  16 Sep 2008 17:53

    Release Notes: This release avoids updating stats too often, which caused flickering. It processes all outgoing feeds, not just ones with corresponding newsrc files.

    •  03 Sep 2008 04:35

      Release Notes: This release downgrades the message about trying to delete outgoing articles from the queue when another thread has already deleted them (a fairly common and harmless side effect of extra_feed). Multi-threaded rebuilding of child thread tables is protected with a mutex.

      •  24 Jun 2008 13:27

        Release Notes: The main change is that newsstar now uses POSIX threading (pthreads) instead of separate processes.

        •  14 Oct 2007 20:23

          Release Notes: The main change is that the character set of incoming articles can be changed by newsstar on the fly.

          •  25 Jun 2007 20:53

            No changes have been submitted for this release.


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