I want to announce (again) that the web forum access to the CadSoft news
server is up and running. We encountered a few bugs that have been worked
This forums syncs with the CadSoft news server so all messages posted on
the web forums are uploaded back to CadSoft. If you've seen any of my
messages over the last 6 months they have been posted this way.
The default access is read-only so that no one can enter spam. If you
would like to post via the web interface send me an email at
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and include the email address you use to post
to the CadSoft news group or your account name on the forums.
A few reasons for doing this:
1) Lots of companies now block port 119 (nntp) thinking it's a security
hole. So you can't access the news server from inside those companies.
2) Fast search across all newsgroups on the server. You can restrict
the search to a single group if you'd like.
3) Cross-platform compatibility. If you work on multiple platforms like
I do then you might find it annoying that the news interface is very
different on every platform. Now using Firefox or Opera or another browser
that is available on your platforms of choice, the interface is the same
4) Some (like me) just prefer a web interface rather than a news client.
Anyways, check it out. If you like it then use it. If you don't,
continue to use your news client. And we can all live in peace and harmony
James Morrison ~~~ Stratford Digital
Online EAGLE Dealer for US and Canada
EAGLE Design Experts
EAGLE Enterprise Toolkit
Browser access to CadSoft Support Forums at http://www.eaglecentral.ca