[fpc-pascal] Missing messages

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Oct 31 21:50:35 CET 2016

On 31/10/16 20:30, Florian Klämpfl wrote:
> Am 30.10.2016 um 19:11 schrieb Graeme Geldenhuys:
>> On 2016-10-30 17:24, Sven Barth wrote:
>>> Same here...
>> First Lazarus, now FPC. Can we not switch fpc-pascal to a NNTP newsgroup
> I used NNTP years ago the last time. How does marking read messages work when reading a group with
> multiple devices (mobile, tablet, notebook, pc)?

In a per-user database on the device I think.

I'm not aware of any NNTP superset that either allows a user to store 
personal state (i.e. the last-unread message number) on an intermediate 
server, or allows multiple users to share state by editing existing 
messages ** . That's not saying that there's not scope for something to 
be written, and this could possibly mesh with Graeme's comments in 
fpc-other regarding his custom client.

** Larry Wall, amongst many other people, looked at this. However 
broadly speaking NNTP passed its heyday at about the same time that INN 
v2 was released, and that implementation had sufficient flaws that it 
hastened the protocol's descent to obscurity.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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