Feature #15

Add support to browse newsgroups

Added by Alguno almost 7 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:Closed Start:05/22/2010
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:Alguno % Done:

100%

Category:NNTPGrab Core
Target version:0.8.0
Votes: 1

Description

For low volume newsgroups it's good to have the ability to browse them.
There are two possible directions which can be taken here:
1. Retrieving and parsing all headers in newsgroups is done by the user
2. Retrieving and parsing all headers in newsgroups is done by the NZBCreator service

Option 1 has the disadvantage that it can take a lot of time to retrieve all headers.
Next to this, NNTPGrab isn't really well suited for browsing newsgroups due to it's
client/server nature (it can require a lot of traffic from server to the client)

Option 2 has the advantage that all the newsgroup information is already maintained in the NZBCreator.
All that has to be done is adding scripts to present the newsgroup information in a readable format.

At the moment it isn't certain which path is going to be used

Associated revisions

Revision 1900
Added by Alguno over 5 years ago

- Added support to browse newsgroups using the Online Search service in both the Qt and Gtk frontends. Closes #15
- Added support to check the maintenance status of the Online Search service so that user-friendly
messages can be shown when the Online Search service is down for maintenance
- Added testcases for these two new features and added a testcase for the Online Search API verification

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