Re: Reading news via WWW browsers

Bill Janssen (
Mon, 1 Mar 1993 14:44:01 PST

Excerpts from ext.WorldWideWeb: 1-Mar-93 Reading news via WWW browsers
Sheaffer (2279)

> We are using here a newsreader called
> TIN (written by that whenever a news
> group in entered, it first indexes all the postings into threads, and then
> presents a view of the group traffic as a collection of threads.

It's perhaps worth noting that the newsreader in use at the Software
Technology Program of MCC in 1987-1990, written by Michael Begeman,
called `gnews', did this. `gnews' was released into the public domain
several years ago, but I don't know where to get it from MCC these days.
Looks like the code can be used in other things, as long as the credit
is preserved. I've put a copy for ftp as It'll be there for
a couple of weeks.