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Me and a friend of mine (zeno), were poor students of University of Padua (Italy). We love linux.
PLOR, for us, were an experimental program, which could help us in learning C language; if it will work as an offline reader... well, much better :-)
Now PLOR, is developed by me, with help of other guys at ProSA srl, a company devoted to developing open-source software.
Some of you could ask why plor exists.
Well, let me stress that plor is an OFFLINE News & Mail READER. This is useful for people using modem, or people which can use the computer only at home, where there is a Linux Box without an internet connection.
There are a lot of programs for people who want to read mail and news offline, but none of this has all the features that I want. These are:
Those abilities are achieved with uqwk and a uqwk reader. uqwk already exists for Linux, but there's no good uqwk reader (I hate atp!). So I write plor.
uqwk +m +n -r +L
to download news & mail on my provider server (or on a machine at university); then I pack all the *.MSG file in a newsmail.zip file with `gzip -9'
These file can be put on a floppy disk, if I am in console at university, or can be downloaded via my PPP connection, or also using minicom. This is versatile.
When I have newsmail.zip at home, I simply unzip it, and use plor to read and post.
When plor exits, it will create a REPLY.zip file, which I uploaded next time I connect (or go to university), and post my new mail messages and news posts with uqwk.
For more information: man uqwk.
Davide Barbieri email@example.com
via Aldo Moro 36, Campagnola di Brugine 35020 Padova Italy
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Plor is FREE SOFTWARE.
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