Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Frank Peters <frank.peters@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Can't Emerge Thunderbird-5.0/6.0
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 15:28:43
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Can't Emerge Thunderbird-5.0/6.0 by Duncan <>
On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 06:39:45 +0000 (UTC)
Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net> wrote:

> pan actually has more people working on it now than it has in a > very long time, at least since I've been around, perhaps ever! =:^) >
Pan is another wonder of the open source world. There is literally nothing else in its class. It's good to know that development is alive. Pan cannot upload binary files and that is another reason I have to keep thunderbird in reserve.
> I'm not much into > torrenting and when I do torrent, ktorrent has been my client of choice, >
For torrents, IMO, one cannot beat aria2: It is a command line program. Just open a terminal, enter a few quick commands, and let it do its work. It provides complete status information continuously, and, within its domain, is on par with any graphical program. It's not that I have some extreme irrational bias against graphical software, but, in the right hands, console based programs can still perform wonderful things in terms of basic output. Ncurses and s-lang are very capable development tools. But for some reason these things are not appreciated by the average user who, if given a choice, will usually gravitate to a graphical solution. Frank Peters


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Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Can't Emerge Thunderbird-5.0/6.0 Lie Ryan <lie.1296@×××××.com>
[gentoo-amd64] Re: Can't Emerge Thunderbird-5.0/6.0 Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>