Gnus news overview
|developer||Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen|
|Current version||5.13 (No Gnus)
(July 29, 2009)
|operating system||Windows , Linux , BSD|
|programming language||Emacs Lisp|
|category||E-mail program , newsreader|
|License||GPL ( Free Software )|
Gnus supports reading and writing of e-mails, Usenet news, Slashdot discussions, RSS feeds and web archives of mailing lists. Gnus is one of the standard newsreaders in Linux. Gnus distinguishes itself from other newsreaders in that it can be adapted to a large extent to the needs of the user and expanded (using Emacs Lisp ). In addition, Gnus offers a highly developed system for the automatic evaluation of postings according to fixed criteria or criteria that change due to the user's reading habits ("adaptive scoring").
Gnus is based on the newsreader GNUS by Masanobu Umeda, published in 1988 and further developed until 1992. In the fall of 1994, the Norwegian programmer Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen began to write Gnus from scratch, preserving the GNUS user interface. During the first phase of development, Gnus was called Gnus . ding is a recursive acronym for ding is not gnus .
The following versions have been released to date. The name in brackets stands for the development name between the official publications.
- Gnus 5 ((ding) Gnus) - November 1995.
- Gnus 5.2 (September Gnus) - May 1996.
- Gnus 5.4 (Red Gnus) - January 25, 1997.
- Wildebeest 5.6 (Quassia Gnus) - March 8, 1998.
- Wildebeest 5.8 (Pterodactyl Gnus) - December 3, 1999.
- Gnus 5.10 (Oort Gnus) - May 1, 2003.
- Gnus 5.11 (Oort Gnus / No Gnus) - June 2, 2007.
- Gnus 5.13 (No Gnus) - July 29, 2009.
- Ma Gnus is currently under development (version v0.7 was released in May 2013)
- Linux Journal came to the following assessment in November 2002: There is a lot of application software that helps us to organize and pre-sort e-mails and Internet news. One of the best is Gnus (pronounced Guh-News) which is included in the Emacs editor application software. ("Many tools are available to help us manage and pre-sort e-mail and Netnews. One of the best is Gnus (pronounced guh-NEWS), which is included in the Emacs editor utility.")
- According to LinuxUser 12/2002, many users use Gnus because it is included as an extension in Emacs and XEmacs .
- official website (English)
- emacswiki.org: CategoryGnus (English)
- Wildebeest frequently asked questions (English)
- emacswiki.org: GnusTutorial (English)
- U. Premer: Mail and Newsreader Gnus. May 1, 2009, accessed October 12, 2013 .
- M. Fioretti: The Best Linux Newsreaders. March 16, 2009, accessed October 12, 2013 .
- Th. Hühn: FAQ: Newsreader overview for beginners. October 13, 2013, accessed October 13, 2013 .
- E. Hartnett: Gnus for Mail and Newsgroups. November 18, 2002, accessed October 13, 2013 .
- Masanobu Umeda: GNUS: a NNTP based news reader for GNU EMACS - original announcement on Usenet. February 2, 1988, accessed February 2, 2018 .
- Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen: Ma Gnus 0.7 Release Announcement. May 1, 2013, accessed October 13, 2013 .
- Gnus for Mail and Newsgroups , November 18, 2002.
- O. Much: Workhorse for mail and news: E-mail and news groups with (X) Emacs and Gnus . In: LinuxUser . tape 12/2002 , December 2002 ( linux-community.de [accessed on October 13, 2013]).