Post by Mike Yetto
Since I use Leafnode2 along with slrn this pointed me towards a
different approach. Would it be possible to post the articles in
question to a local group and just hide unhide those groups? Just
treating those groups normally would show you when there are new
I think that there are some misunderstandings here: the new feature
I'm asking for doesn't involve posting new articles at all. This
feature involves articles that have already been posted. Also, I'm
asking about adding a feature to be used only in article mode.
I compared this to hiding groups in order to illustrate the idea that
hiding/revealing something is what I'm after; I'd like to avoid any
client-server interaction because that network traffic slows down the
Perhaps I should better explain what I'm working on: a macro set to
let the user specify criteria to select some articles and see only
those articles which match the criteria. This would be done by hiding
non-matching articles. Hence the need to hide specific articles.
At this point the user could do whatever they like using slrn's
functionality and at any point the user could press a key to unhide
the previously-hidden articles.
I have a working proof-of-concept demo running which lets the user
input a subject substring. Non-matching articles are hidden, leaving
only the matching articles behind. Another key restores the previously
hidden articles to the article view. This is done in a way I wouldn't
want to use for very long due to the way in which articles are
restored to the article view (unhidden) which results in a lot of
network chatter that slows down the whole process.
Hopefully that makes things more clear.