10.2.9.1 (ding) Gnus
New features in Gnus 5.0/5.1:
The look of all buffers can be changed by setting format-like variables
(see section 2.1 Group Buffer Format and see section 3.1 Summary Buffer Format).
Local spool and several NNTP servers can be used at once
(see section 6. Select Methods).
You can combine groups into virtual groups (see section 6.7.1 Virtual Groups).
You can read a number of different mail formats (see section 6.3 Getting Mail).
All the mail back ends implement a convenient mail expiry scheme
(see section 6.3.9 Expiring Mail).
Gnus can use various strategies for gathering threads that have lost
their roots (thereby gathering loose sub-threads into one thread) or it
can go back and retrieve enough headers to build a complete thread
(see section 3.9.1 Customizing Threading).
Killed groups can be displayed in the group buffer, and you can read
them as well (see section 2.11 Listing Groups).
Gnus can do partial group updates--you do not have to retrieve the
entire active file just to check for new articles in a few groups
(see section 1.9 The Active File).
Gnus implements a sliding scale of subscribedness to groups
(see section 2.6 Group Levels).
You can score articles according to any number of criteria
(see section 7. Scoring). You can even get Gnus to find out how to score
articles for you (see section 7.6 Adaptive Scoring).
Gnus maintains a dribble buffer that is auto-saved the normal Emacs
manner, so it should be difficult to lose much data on what you have
read if your machine should go down (see section 1.8 Auto Save).
Gnus now has its own startup file (`~/.gnus.el') to avoid
cluttering up the `.emacs' file.
You can set the process mark on both groups and articles and perform
operations on all the marked items (see section 8.1 Process/Prefix).
You can list subsets of groups according to, well, anything
(see section 2.11 Listing Groups).
You can browse foreign servers and subscribe to groups from those
servers (see section 2.14 Browse Foreign Server).
Gnus can fetch articles, asynchronously, on a second connection to the
server (see section 3.11 Asynchronous Article Fetching).
You can cache articles locally (see section 3.12 Article Caching).
The uudecode functions have been expanded and generalized
(see section 3.17 Decoding Articles).
You can still post uuencoded articles, which was a little-known feature
of GNUS' past (see section 184.108.40.206 Uuencoding and Posting).
Fetching parents (and other articles) now actually works without
glitches (see section 3.23 Finding the Parent).
Gnus can fetch FAQs and group descriptions (see section 2.19.2 Group Information).
Digests (and other files) can be used as the basis for groups
(see section 6.6.3 Document Groups).
Articles can be highlighted and customized (see section 4.4 Customizing Articles).
URLs and other external references can be buttonized (see section 3.18.6 Article Buttons).
You can do lots of strange stuff with the Gnus window & frame
configuration (see section 8.5 Window Layout).
You can click on buttons instead of using the keyboard
(see section 8.10 Buttons).
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