[Slackbuilds-users] Newsbeuter and Newsboat

Dave Woodfall dave at tty1.uk
Thu Jan 3 02:09:01 UTC 2019

On Tuesday 1 January 2019 20:24,
Benjamin Trigona-Harany <slackbuilds at jaxartes.net> put forth the proposition:
> Hello users of Newsbeuter, the first half of this email is for your eyes only.
> Everyone else may skip to the third paragraph.

I use newsbuter and found that debian have 23 patches in all for
version 2.9.5:


2.9.8 has 25:


Couldn't we use these rather than mess about with rust?

> 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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    -- Disraeli
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