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

Richard richardwest at leiston.info
Thu Jan 10 14:18:59 CET 2013

On Thursday 10 January 2013 13:57:57 Johnny A. Solbu wrote:
> 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
> lib64gpg-error0-1.10-2.mga2
> lib64gpgme11-1.3.1-2.mga2
> lib64gpgme++2-4.8.5-1.1.mga2
> lib64qgpgme1-4.8.5-1.1.mga2
> libgpg-error-common-1.10-2.mga2
> $ rpm -qa|grep claws|sort
> claws-mail-3.8.1-1.mga2
> claws-mail-pgpcore-plugin-3.8.1-1.mga2
> claws-mail-pgpinline-plugin-3.8.1-1.mga2
> claws-mail-pgpmime-plugin-3.8.1-1.mga2
> ===
> 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.)

Can't help you with alternatives, but did you know that Trinity is available 
for MGA2? You should be able to use Trinity-knode under KDE4. (i use Quanta 
under KDE4 with no problems)


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