[fpc-devel] Offer to repair and maintain the FPC community website (repeat msg, no HTML)

Andrew Brunner atbrunner at aurawin.com
Wed Sep 26 15:36:41 CEST 2012

On Sep 26, 2012, at 8:24 AM, Graeme Geldenhuys <graeme at geldenhuys.co.uk> wrote:
> Why not do the best of both worlds. Setup a NNTP server, then use fpWeb (or even plain CGI will do) to create a NNTP Web Client (aka Web Forum). Now all based are covered - users can use the communication medium they prefer, and fpWeb (if used) gets another nice "real world" demo.

It is great when you showcase your work.  Another benefit is when you adopt industry standards like nnntp. Interoperability seems to have lost luster recently. 

> The WebNews HTTP front-end I use for my NNTP server is a very simple (and rather small - 1063 line of perl including code comments) Perl script. It acts as an ordinary NNTP client (so the NNTP server doesn't know the difference), and the HTML in generates is rather plain too. I simply dressed-up the HTML some basic CSS, to make it that little bit prettier.

I think it should at least be professional looking.  Taking a minimalist view would only bring the same complaints.

> Hell, I don't even mind writing the CGI NNTP Client frontend, because I have long been wanting to replace my Perl implementation with an Object Pascal version.

Again it would be best to get a team together and do something nice rather than simple. 

Andrew Brunner,

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