[Slackbuilds-users] Newsbeuter and Newsboat

Donald Cooley chytraeu at sdf.org
Wed Jan 2 05:04:04 UTC 2019

On 1/1/19 10:24 PM, Benjamin Trigona-Harany wrote:
> Hello users of Newsbeuter, the first half of this email is for your eyes only. 
> Everyone else may skip to the third paragraph.	
> If you are using Newsbeuter, I strongly recommend that you migrate over to the 
> Newsboat fork (https://newsboat.org) as soon as possible. Newsbeuter is 
> unmaintained and there is at least one remote execution vulnerability, which 
> was fixed in Newsboat. I will be having Newsbeuter removed from the SBo 
> repository soon so now you have two reasons to migrate.
> For Newsboat users, there is a new version out 2.14 that introduces a Rust 
> dependency, but there's probably not going to be a SlackBuild update for a 
> while yet because some fairly major reworking is needed to ensure that it 
> builds without an internet connection. There are 20-odd new source files that 
> will need downloading and integrating into the script so it's a non-trivial 
> amount of work.
> Which leads me to my question: does anyone want to take over as the Newsboat 
> maintainer? Apply only if you are actually planning to version bump the script 
> to the latest release with full Rust support. Simply making yourself 
> maintainer of the existing 2.13 won't cut it; you become maintainer with 2.14 
> or not at all :)
> Ben
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I'll take it over if that's alright

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