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    Talking iNewsGroup
    Hey all....

    New iphone native app:

    iNewsGroup

    A newsgroup client for the iPhone/touch. Supports subscription management, autosubscribe, reading, posting, threads, authentication, search and.. more I can't think of right now .

    Project site: http://inewsgroup.googlecode.com

    Good luck, and hope you find this useful!




    Last edited by dtzWill; 01-16-2008 at 12:36 AM. Reason: partial update for new version

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    ill try it when i get home but this has great potential
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    What newsgroups can I use? I can't get Google groups to work.

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    after i put my info in it says connecting and just jumps back to the iphone menu
    Last edited by nlcmobsta183; 12-09-2007 at 02:33 PM.

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    I downloaded and ran. I put in a bad password for my news server and now it gets stuck on "connecting". Only way to exit is a soft reset. I tried uninstalling and re-installing but that just brought me right back to connecting as i guess some info was left on the phone after the 1st install. Do i need to SSH into the phone and manually remove some files?

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    demented puppy: Google groups is a web archive of usenet groups--it does not have a nntp server, which is what iNewsGroup uses.

    nlcmobsta183: Connection crashes should be fixed in 0.6b. Are you using that? It's not in installer, but available on the dtztech repo that's listed on this page and the program's software page.

    bschucher: same as above, does the current version do this for you? If it does let me know and I'll look into it immediately.

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    I'd like to use this app, but it seems to freeze in different parts of the program. I'm running firmware 1.1.2.

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    It hangs on every screen? Since you're saying it happens on every
    screen, I'm assuming you mean it stays there for a while, then
    eventually continues. Or does it happen at a different place each time?

    Are you using it on edge of wifi? Edge is much slower as you're
    probably aware--and transition between most screens requires network
    traffic (initial connect, then when you load a group it has to grab a
    list of all the articles, when reading a message it has to get that
    message, etc). This is expected, and depending on your server and
    your connection quality can be a bit slow, unfortunately that's just
    how it goes.... Not a whole lot I can do there, but I am looking at
    alternative ideas (offline sync, so you can grab all that from a fast
    wifi when it's convenient and then later read anywhere in
    constant-time) to make it generally more usable in this regard. Would
    that be a good idea/solution for you?

    If I'm not understanding your issue, or you still have more thoughts,
    let me know.. feedback is always appreciated.

    Thanks,
    ~Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtzWill View Post
    It hangs on every screen? Since you're saying it happens on every
    screen, I'm assuming you mean it stays there for a while, then
    eventually continues. Or does it happen at a different place each time?

    Are you using it on edge of wifi? Edge is much slower as you're
    probably aware--and transition between most screens requires network
    traffic (initial connect, then when you load a group it has to grab a
    list of all the articles, when reading a message it has to get that
    message, etc). This is expected, and depending on your server and
    your connection quality can be a bit slow, unfortunately that's just
    how it goes.... Not a whole lot I can do there, but I am looking at
    alternative ideas (offline sync, so you can grab all that from a fast
    wifi when it's convenient and then later read anywhere in
    constant-time) to make it generally more usable in this regard. Would
    that be a good idea/solution for you?

    If I'm not understanding your issue, or you still have more thoughts,
    let me know.. feedback is always appreciated.

    Thanks,
    ~Will
    Thanks for the prompt answer. Will!

    Each action seems to take at least two minutes to complete, using Wifi, and sometimes the application exits to the home screen.

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    Well 2 minutes is quite ridiculous, even over edge, let alone wifi. If you give me your server name I can take a look at what's going on. Did this problem develop when you upgraded to 1.1.2 or is this your first time using iNewsGroup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtzWill View Post
    Well 2 minutes is quite ridiculous, even over edge, let alone wifi. If you give me your server name I can take a look at what's going on. Did this problem develop when you upgraded to 1.1.2 or is this your first time using iNewsGroup?
    This is my first time using your application. My newsgroup server is newsgroups.comcast.net.

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Napoleon_PhoneApart; 01-16-2008 at 08:39 PM.

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    Does anyone know if this app can be set up with usenetserver? I've tried & cannot seem to get it. If that can't work, which newsgroups would be recommended? Thanks...

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