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21 Mar 2002 12:13 jimfaulkner

Re: Non-standard junk

Pan supports yencoding now, so at least us unix users don't have to worry about posts that are yencoded.

But yeah, I wouldn't post anything with this... Only a fraction of Usenet users who have the right program would be able to download the post.

Yencoding does seem to be getting more popular, however, and can't be ignored.

13 Mar 2002 19:26 kg4czo

Re: Non-standard junk

> Your personal opinions about yEnc
> posts on Usenet are not relevant to
> whether or not my program is junk.
>


My opinion is mostly with the yEnc scheme itself. Your program may not be junk, but the scheme is. It's non-standard and many others have also expressed a dissatisfaction with these posts, so I'm not the only one with this opinion.

13 Mar 2002 18:55 bboy1001

Re: Non-standard junk
Ray, I wrote this program because there was no satisfactory (to my tastes) encoder/decoder available for Unix, and I wanted to be able to decode these yEnc posts without installing Windows.

I had absolutely nothing to do with the creation of the yEnc "standard" nor have I ever posted a single message to Usenet using yEnc encoding outside of alt.binaries.test.yenc.

Your personal opinions about yEnc posts on Usenet are not relevant to whether or not my program is junk.

08 Mar 2002 02:13 kg4czo

Non-standard junk
There seems to be a push (or rather, just pushy people) on Usenet posting only yEnc stuff. If you want to send a yEnc'd file to a friend, then do so. It really sucks for the majority of us who don't want to go back to using an extra util to decode (reminds me to much of UUE in the old days). If you wanna piss people off, use it. If not, don't bother with this.

Jay

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