[Mageia-discuss] Help: Looking for a KNode replacement

Johnny A. Solbu cooker at solbu.net
Thu Jan 10 13:57:57 CET 2013

As some of you know, in november or so I had to replace my old mdv2008.1 install with Mageia 2, due to a harddrive crash. And that's a good thing, most of you will say. :-)=
The major reason I kept the old version was because KNode for KDE3 worked with GnuPG signatures, wheras KNode for KDE4 does Not. It is simply not possible to verify any signatures, not even my own. [1]
[1] https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=192198

So now I need a (graphical) replacement for KNode. However I have two requirements for a replacement. If either one is not met, there is no point in switching.
1: It must separate multiple usenet servers. (I have 6 usenet servers configured)
2: It must support GnuPG signing.

I have spent the last few hours testing both pan and claws-mail.
Pan is not happening. It treats all usenet servers as 1 big server, and doesnt really care which server ut uses, as long as any server carries the group. 
This I cannot live with. I need to be able to separate the various usenet servers, the same way an email client separates the various pop and imap accounts. Knode does this.

Claws-mail looks promising, but I cannot get it to support encryption, let alone signing.
The documentation says it need a few core plugins and gpgme. and I can't see that I don't have all requirements.
$ rpm -qa|grep gpg|grep -v pubkey|sort

$ rpm -qa|grep claws|sort

So, does anyone have an idea for a graphical USENET client I can use in Mageia 2?

I do not ever send out anything that is not signed with gnupg, that includes usenet postings. So being able to sign any and all usenet postings is vital for me. It verifies for those that care to check that something really was sendt by me, and not an imposter. (And I know that some of the readers care.)
(If someone read a usenet posting or email that claim to be sendt from me during the last 10 years, I did not send it.)

Johnny A. Solbu
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