To yenc or not to yenc

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#1

Apparently this yenc image compression format is getting popular, at least on usenet. What is it, how does a dedicated user of O.E. deal with it? I have little desire to install some 3rd party software that’ll screw up O.E. and god knows what else.
Any thoughts?


#2

Maybe you should read the other side of the story first.


#3

the other side of the story

Been there, read that. It doesn’t appear that there’s any way to handle this thing with O.E, is there?


#4

I only use SmartPar for usenet :slight_smile:


#5

I was very amused by the fallacy-syllogism:
“We must do something; this is something; therefore, we must do this”
This applies to so much of what I have deal with in my job.


#6

I only use SmartPar for usenet

And does that handle yEnc?


#7

Originally posted by rdgrimes
Apparently this yenc image compression format is getting popular, at least on usenet. What is it, how does a dedicated user of O.E. deal with it? I have little desire to install some 3rd party software that’ll screw up O.E. and god knows what else.
Any thoughts?

Go with the flow, or you will be left behind.

yEnc has gained popularity very fast on the USENT. Most news groups I frequent are switcning or have switched to yEnc.

Try XNEWS at http://xnews.newsguy.com. It has no installer, all you have to do is extract the zip to a directory and run the executable. It has not screwed up any of my other applications, including OE.