Hogwasher vs. Unison: Which is the best usenet newsgroup reader for binaries?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by motulist, May 3, 2006.

  1. motulist macrumors 68040

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    I'm a long time Hogwasher user and it's a great program, but it's good to reevaluate things once in awhile. With best binary handling as the criteria, which app do you think is better - Hogwasher or Unison? (or other)
     
  2. XNine macrumors 68040

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    They both suck. Unison delivers a great gui, but anything you try to upload with it will turn out corrupted and unusable.

    There's isn't one, good solid Newsreader for OS X since Thoth is no longer supported.
     
  3. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried Hogwasher? Hogwasher doesn't have that upload problem and is a really good program all around.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Unison does have a great GUI, but it's crashy. More betaish than ready-for-prime-time, IMO.
    Never used Hogwasher. I tended to get away from newsgroups in 1995. :)
     
  5. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hogwasher is a really powerful and full featured program, but the gui has a bit of a learning curve. But once you're familiar with the gui it's a really good program. Hogwasher crashes are extremely rare, maybe 2 or 3 per year with near daily use.
     
  6. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    There's always Pan...install X11, install fink, type "fink install pan." It would be nicer if it had a native Aqua interface, but it's a good newsreader.

    --Eric
     
  7. ahunter3 macrumors 6502

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    I'm quite pleased with Hogwasher. There have been some rough spots en route to version 4 (including a timeframe with no yEnc support) but no complaints at the moment.
     
  8. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It does yenc, autopost multipart binaries, sorts downloaded binaries into separate folders, and lots more. It really is a very good all around newsgroup reader. There are a couple of things that could be added or changed to make it better though, such as a built in thumbnail viewer for images like Unison has. But overall it really does quite a good job.
     
  9. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    MT-Newswatcher, like Thoth, is based on the public domain USENET news client, Newswatcher. Unlike Thoth, MT-Newswatcher is free and still readily available. You can find it here.
     
  10. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Why would I use any of those when Hogwasher is so good? What do they do that Hogwasher doesn't?
     
  11. ahunter3 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. With Hogwasher, I can connect to the same newsgroups as hosted on multiple newsgroup servers/accounts and snag bits of the file I want from different newsgroups or even different servers/accounts; Hogwasher gets them from the most convenient sources, then decodes and assembles them.

    Great filters.
     
  12. skipper13 macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Jun 20, 2016 ---
    I am using HogWasher 4.3, I started with 3.1. I am happy with 4.3 and use it mostly for binary down loading and so uploading. Recently I tried the e-mail client capability and I get the following error code...

    Error code: 101530
    Mail send failed
    5.70 Must issue STARTTLIS command first.
    Can someone help me with configuration, yes i am runnding 4.3.
    My email is a free yahoo messenger account.
     

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