LinuxLinks.com
Newbies What Next ? News Forums Calendar

Search





News Sections
Home
General News (3973/0)
Reviews (628/0)
Press Releases (464/0)
Distributions (187/0)
Software (882/0)
Hardware (522/0)
Security (192/0)
Tutorials (345/0)
Off Topic (181/0)


User Functions
Username:

Password:

Don't have an account yet? Sign up as a New User


Events
There are no upcoming events




Pan

Pan

Pan is a Usenet newsreader that provides support for text and binary files. It also supports offline reading, scoring and killfiles, yEnc (a binary-to-text encoding scheme for transferring binary files in messages), NZB (an XML-based file format for retrieving posts), and multiserver.

It resembles Agent and Gravity in operation.

Pan is highly regarded for its large feature set. It passes the Good Netkeeping Seal of Approval 2.0 set of standards for newsreaders.

KDE users may wish to check out our KNode portal page.

 Pan 0.139

Price
Free to download

Size
1.5MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Charles Kerr, Christophe Lambin, Matt Eagleson

Website
pan.rebelbase.com

System Requirements
pcre 5.0 or higher
gtk+ version 2.4 or higher
gmime version 2.1 or higher
gtkspell version 2.0 or higher (Optional)

Support:
FAQMailing Lists

Selected Reviews:
Linux.com

Features include:

  • Basic newsreader features, such as reading and writing news, threading articles, and replying via email
  • Multiple servers, even concurrent connections to multiple servers
  • Multiple connections, so articles can be read while binaries are downloading
  • Users can specify per-server maximum connections, session maximum connections, and which servers are allowed to go online
  • NNTP authorization, for Usenet accounts that require passwords
  • Selected articles, threads, and entire groups can be queued for offline reading
  • Articles can be filtered by regular expression matching, read/unread state, binary/text, etc
  • Posts can be queued until you want to go online, and can be re-edited at any point before they are sent.
  • Saves your posted messages in a folder for future reference
  • Flexible rules system allows you to delete, hide, download, or notify you of, etc. articles that match a subject, or are posted by a particular user
  • Groups can be filtered by regular expression matching subscribed/new/all, etc
  • Article headers are cached locally for fast group loading
  • Keyboard bindings for mouse-free newsreading

Binary support:

  • Decoding of uu, base64, and yEnc-encoded binaries
  • Attached images can be shown inline
  • Single-click decoding, opening, or saving of binary messages
  • Task Manager lets you re-order, cancel, and resubmit download tasks
  • Multiple connections are supported, so many binaries can be downloaded simultaneously
  • Multi-part articles are automatically grouped together
  • Non-binary, incomplete multi-part, and previously-saved messages can be filtered out of the article list
  • MIME and traditional uuencoded attachments
  • Works with servers on standard and non-standard NNTP ports

Return to Usenet Tools Home Page

Pan also features in our 'Linux Equivalents to Windows Software' section. The category selector below allows you to filter the different types of software included in that separate article.

Category:  

Bookmark and Share


Last Updated Sunday, June 22 2014 @ 09:41 AM EDT


We have written a range of guides highlighting excellent free books for popular programming languages. Check out the following guides: C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, HTML, Python, Ruby, Perl, Haskell, PHP, Lisp, R, Prolog, Scala, Scheme, Forth, SQL, Node.js (new), Fortran (new), Erlang (new), Pascal (new), and Ada (new).


Group Tests
All Group Tests

Top Free Software
5 Office Suites
7 Document Processors
6 Lean Desktops
6 Desktop Search
9 Project Management
9 Groupware Apps
14 File Managers
10 Databases
21 Backup Tools
21 DVD Tools
21 Window Managers
21 Productivity Tools
9 Terminal Emulators
21 Financial Tools
21 Text Editors
21 Video Emulators
21 Home Emulators
42 Graphics Apps
6 CAD Apps
42 Scientific Apps
10 Web Browsers
42 Email Apps
12 Instant Messaging
10 IRC Clients
7 Twitter Clients
12 News Aggregators
11 VoIP Apps
11 Remote Display Apps
42 Best Games
42 More Games
21 More Games
21 Notable Games (1)
21 Notable Games (2)
21 Notable Games (3)
8 ASCII Games
9 Educational Games
42 Audio Apps
42 Video Apps
6 Screencasting Apps
80 Security Apps
9 System Monitoring
6 Family History Apps
11 PDF Tools
6 Music Servers
6 Collection Managers
7 Calculator Apps
8 Geometry Apps
Free Console Apps
14 Multimedia
Programming
8 Compilers
9 IDEs
9 Debuggers
7 Revision Control Apps
6 Doc Generators
'Free' Proprietary
21 Closed-Source Apps
Top Commercial Apps
42 Games
Free Web Software
21 Web CMS
14 Wiki Engines
8 Blog Apps
6 eCommerce Apps
5 Human Resource Apps
10 ERP
10 CRM
6 Data Warehouse Apps
8 Business Intelligence
6 Point-of-Sale

All Group Tests

Other Articles
Migrating from Windows
Back up your data
Distribution Guide
Distro Portal Pages
20 Free Linux Books
Running Linux Under Windows


Older Stories
Sunday 08/31
  • Low-Spec Hardware? Try these Desktop Environments (0)

  • Monday 08/25
  • Powerful Command-line File Transfer Programs (0)

  • Saturday 08/16
  • Great Apps to Take Notes (0)

  • Sunday 08/10
  • Exciting New Terminal Emulators (0)

  • Saturday 08/02
  • The Best Lightweight Graphical Email Clients (0)

  • Sunday 07/20
  • Excellent Free Distraction-Free Tools for Writers (0)
  • Pick of the Bunch: Console Internet Applications (0)
  • Mobile Phone Management Made Easy (0)

  • Saturday 06/28
  • Easy File Comparisons With These Great Free Diff Tools (0)
  • 9 ASCII Games You'll Want to Play Again and Again (0)


  • Vote

    What do you find MOST attractive about Open Source software?

    Amount of customization
    Security
    Freedom provided
    Speed of development
    Quality
    Multiple versions
    Cost
    Potential to contribute
    Ability to modify code
    Results
    4870 votes | 2 comments

    Built with GeekLog and phpBB
    Comments to the webmaster are welcome
    Copyright 2009 LinuxLinks.com - All rights reserved