Commit 77ae8989 authored by Katsumi Yamaoka's avatar Katsumi Yamaoka

Remove the unused nnslashdot backend by Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <>.

parent 75856ec0
......@@ -695,7 +695,6 @@ Browsing the Web
* Archiving Mail::
* Web Searches:: Creating groups from articles that match a string.
* Slashdot:: Reading the Slashdot comments.
* Ultimate:: The Ultimate Bulletin Board systems.
* Web Archive:: Reading mailing list archived on web.
* RSS:: Reading RDF site summary.
......@@ -1295,7 +1294,7 @@ parameter (@pxref{Topic Parameters}). For instance, a @code{subscribe}
topic parameter that looks like
@end example
will mean that all groups that match that regex will be subscribed under
......@@ -17417,7 +17416,6 @@ interfaces to these sources.
* Archiving Mail::
* Web Searches:: Creating groups from articles that match a string.
* Slashdot:: Reading the Slashdot comments.
* Ultimate:: The Ultimate Bulletin Board systems.
* Web Archive:: Reading mailing list archived on web.
* RSS:: Reading RDF site summary.
......@@ -17562,94 +17560,6 @@ Format string URL to fetch an article by @code{Message-ID}.
@end table
@node Slashdot
@subsection Slashdot
@cindex Slashdot
@cindex nnslashdot
@uref{, Slashdot} is a popular news site, with
lively discussion following the news articles. @code{nnslashdot} will
let you read this forum in a convenient manner.
The easiest way to read this source is to put something like the
following in your @file{~/.gnus.el} file:
(setq gnus-secondary-select-methods
'((nnslashdot "")))
@end lisp
This will make Gnus query the @code{nnslashdot} back end for new comments
and groups. The @kbd{F} command will subscribe each new news article as
a new Gnus group, and you can read the comments by entering these
groups. (Note that the default subscription method is to subscribe new
groups as zombies. Other methods are available (@pxref{Subscription
If you want to remove an old @code{nnslashdot} group, the @kbd{G DEL}
command is the most handy tool (@pxref{Foreign Groups}).
When following up to @code{nnslashdot} comments (or posting new
comments), some light @acronym{HTML}izations will be performed. In
particular, text quoted with @samp{> } will be quoted with
@samp{blockquote} instead, and signatures will have @samp{br} added to
the end of each line. Other than that, you can just write @acronym{HTML}
directly into the message buffer. Note that Slashdot filters out some
@acronym{HTML} forms.
The following variables can be altered to change its behavior:
@table @code
@item nnslashdot-threaded
Whether @code{nnslashdot} should display threaded groups or not. The
default is @code{t}. To be able to display threads, @code{nnslashdot}
has to retrieve absolutely all comments in a group upon entry. If a
threaded display is not required, @code{nnslashdot} will only retrieve
the comments that are actually wanted by the user. Threading is nicer,
but much, much slower than unthreaded.
@item nnslashdot-login-name
@vindex nnslashdot-login-name
The login name to use when posting.
@item nnslashdot-password
@vindex nnslashdot-password
The password to use when posting.
@item nnslashdot-directory
@vindex nnslashdot-directory
Where @code{nnslashdot} will store its files. The default is
@item nnslashdot-active-url
@vindex nnslashdot-active-url
The @acronym{URL} format string that will be used to fetch the
information on news articles and comments. The default is@*
@item nnslashdot-comments-url
@vindex nnslashdot-comments-url
The @acronym{URL} format string that will be used to fetch comments.
@item nnslashdot-article-url
@vindex nnslashdot-article-url
The @acronym{URL} format string that will be used to fetch the news
article. The default is
@item nnslashdot-threshold
@vindex nnslashdot-threshold
The score threshold. The default is -1.
@item nnslashdot-group-number
@vindex nnslashdot-group-number
The number of old groups, in addition to the ten latest, to keep
updated. The default is 0.
@end table
@node Ultimate
@subsection Ultimate
@cindex nnultimate
......@@ -29591,7 +29501,7 @@ As the variables for the other back ends, there are
@code{nnml-nov-is-evil}, @code{nnspool-nov-is-evil}, and
@code{nnwarchive-nov-is-evil}. Note that a non-@code{nil} value for
@code{gnus-nov-is-evil} overrides all those variables.@footnote{Although
the back ends @code{nnkiboze}, @code{nnslashdot}, @code{nnultimate}, and
the back ends @code{nnkiboze}, @code{nnultimate}, and
@code{nnwfm} don't have their own nn*-nov-is-evil.}
@end table
2010-08-30 Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <>
* nnslashdot.el: Removed this unused backend.
* gnus-undo.el (gnus-undo-register-1): Limit the undo actions to 100
(gnus-undo-register-1): Revert last change.
* gnus-group.el (gnus-group-completing-read): Protect against not
having completion-styles bound.
......@@ -154,9 +154,6 @@ FORMS may use backtick quote syntax."
;; We are on a boundary, so we create a new action.
(push (list function) gnus-undo-actions)
;; Don't let the undo actions grow infinitely.
(when (> (length gnus-undo-actions) 100)
(setcdr (nthcdr 100 gnus-undo-actions) nil))
(setq gnus-undo-boundary nil))
;; Prepend the function to an old action.
......@@ -1746,7 +1746,6 @@ slower."
("nnfolder" mail respool address)
("nngateway" post-mail address prompt-address physical-address)
("nnweb" none)
("nnslashdot" post)
("nnultimate" none)
("nnrss" none)
("nnwfm" none)
;;; nnslashdot.el --- interfacing with Slashdot
;; Copyright (C) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,
;; 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
;; Author: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <>
;; Keywords: news
;; This file is part of GNU Emacs.
;; GNU Emacs is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
;; it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
;; the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
;; (at your option) any later version.
;; GNU Emacs is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
;; but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
;; GNU General Public License for more details.
;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
;; along with GNU Emacs. If not, see <>.
;;; Commentary:
;;; Code:
(eval-when-compile (require 'cl))
(require 'nnoo)
(require 'message)
(require 'gnus-util)
(require 'gnus)
(require 'nnmail)
(require 'mm-util)
(require 'mm-url)
(nnoo-declare nnslashdot)
(defvoo nnslashdot-directory (nnheader-concat gnus-directory "slashdot/")
"Where nnslashdot will save its files.")
(defvoo nnslashdot-active-url ""
"Where nnslashdot will fetch the active file from.")
(defvoo nnslashdot-comments-url ""
"Where nnslashdot will fetch comments from.")
(defvoo nnslashdot-article-url
"Where nnslashdot will fetch the article from.")
(defvoo nnslashdot-backslash-url ""
"Where nnslashdot will fetch the stories from.")
(defvoo nnslashdot-use-front-page nil
"Use the front page in addition to the backslash page.")
(defvoo nnslashdot-threshold -1
"The article threshold.")
(defvoo nnslashdot-threaded t
"Whether the nnslashdot groups should be threaded or not.")
(defvoo nnslashdot-group-number 0
"The number of non-fresh groups to keep updated.")
(defvoo nnslashdot-login-name ""
"The login name to use when posting.")
(defvoo nnslashdot-password ""
"The password to use when posting.")
;;; Internal variables
(defvar nnslashdot-groups nil)
(defvar nnslashdot-buffer nil)
(defvar nnslashdot-headers nil)
;;; Interface functions
(nnoo-define-basics nnslashdot)
(deffoo nnslashdot-retrieve-headers (articles &optional group server fetch-old)
(nnslashdot-possibly-change-server group server)
(condition-case why
(unless gnus-nov-is-evil
(nnslashdot-retrieve-headers-1 articles group))
(search-failed (nnslashdot-lose why))))
(deffoo nnslashdot-retrieve-headers-1 (articles group)
(let* ((last (car (last articles)))
(start (if nnslashdot-threaded 1 (pop articles)))
(entry (assoc group nnslashdot-groups))
(sid (nth 2 entry))
(first-comments t)
headers article subject score from date lines parent point cid
s startats changed)
(set-buffer nnslashdot-buffer)
(let ((case-fold-search t))
(when (= start 1)
(mm-url-insert (format nnslashdot-article-url sid) t)
(goto-char (point-min))
(if (eobp)
(error "Couldn't open connection to slashdot"))
(re-search-forward "Posted by[ \t\r\n]+")
(when (looking-at "\\(<a[^>]+>\\)?[ \t\r\n]*\\([^<\r\n]+\\)")
(setq from (mm-url-decode-entities-string (match-string 2))))
(search-forward "on ")
(setq date (nnslashdot-date-to-date
(buffer-substring (point) (1- (search-forward "<")))))
(setq lines (/ (- (point)
(progn (forward-line 1) (point)))
1 group from date
(concat "<" sid "%1@slashdot>")
"" 0 lines nil nil))
(setq start (if nnslashdot-threaded 2 (pop articles))))
(while (and start (<= start last))
(setq point (goto-char (point-max)))
(format nnslashdot-comments-url sid
nnslashdot-threshold 0 (- start 2))
(when (and nnslashdot-threaded first-comments)
(setq first-comments nil)
(goto-char (point-max))
(while (re-search-backward "startat=\\([0-9]+\\)" nil t)
(setq s (string-to-number (match-string 1)))
(unless (memq s startats)
(push s startats)))
(setq startats (sort startats '<)))
(setq article (if (and article (< start article)) article start))
(goto-char point)
(while (re-search-forward
"<a name=\"\\([0-9]+\\)\">\\([^<]+\\)\\(?:.*\n\\)\\{2,10\\}.*score:\\([^)]+\\))"
nil t)
(setq cid (match-string 1)
subject (match-string 2)
score (match-string 3))
(unless (assq article (nth 4 entry))
(setcar (nthcdr 4 entry) (cons (cons article cid) (nth 4 entry)))
(setq changed t))
(when (string-match "^Re: *" subject)
(setq subject (concat "Re: " (substring subject (match-end 0)))))
(setq subject (mm-url-decode-entities-string subject)
from "")
(when (re-search-forward "by[ \t\n]+<[^>]+>\\([^<(]+\\)" nil t)
(setq from
(mm-url-decode-entities-string (match-string 1))
" <>")))
(search-forward "on ")
(setq date
(point) (progn (skip-chars-forward "^()<>\n\r") (point)))))
(setq lines (/ (abs (- (search-forward "<div")
(search-forward "</div>")))
(if (not
(re-search-forward ".*cid=\\([0-9]+\\)\">Parent</A>" nil t))
(setq parent nil)
(setq parent (match-string 1))
(when (string= parent "0")
(setq parent nil)))
(concat subject " (" score ")")
from date
(concat "<" sid "%" cid "@slashdot>")
(if parent
(concat "<" sid "%" parent "@slashdot>")
0 lines nil nil))
(while (and articles (<= (car articles) article))
(pop articles))
(setq article (1+ article)))
(if nnslashdot-threaded
(setq start (pop startats))
(if start (setq start (+ start 2))))
(setq start (pop articles))))))
(if changed (nnslashdot-write-groups))
(setq nnslashdot-headers (sort headers 'car-less-than-car))
(set-buffer nntp-server-buffer)
(dolist (header nnslashdot-headers)
(nnheader-insert-nov (cdr header)))))
(deffoo nnslashdot-request-group (group &optional server dont-check)
(nnslashdot-possibly-change-server nil server)
(let ((elem (assoc group nnslashdot-groups)))
((not elem)
(nnheader-report 'nnslashdot "Group does not exist"))
(nnheader-report 'nnslashdot "Opened group %s" group)
"211 %d %d %d %s\n" (cadr elem) 1 (cadr elem)
(prin1-to-string group))))))
(deffoo nnslashdot-close-group (group &optional server)
(nnslashdot-possibly-change-server group server)
(when (gnus-buffer-live-p nnslashdot-buffer)
(set-buffer nnslashdot-buffer)
(kill-buffer nnslashdot-buffer)))
(deffoo nnslashdot-request-article (article &optional group server buffer)
(nnslashdot-possibly-change-server group server)
(let (contents cid)
(condition-case why
(set-buffer nnslashdot-buffer)
(let ((case-fold-search t))
(goto-char (point-min))
(when (and (stringp article)
(string-match "%\\([0-9]+\\)@" article))
(setq cid (match-string 1 article))
(let ((map (nth 4 (assoc group nnslashdot-groups))))
(while map
(if (equal (cdar map) cid)
(setq article (caar map)
map nil)
(setq map (cdr map))))))
(when (numberp article)
(if (= article 1)
(search-forward "Posted by")
(search-forward "<div class=\"intro\">")
(setq contents
(search-forward "commentwrap")
(match-beginning 0)))))
(setq cid (cdr (assq article
(nth 4 (assoc group nnslashdot-groups)))))
(search-forward (format "<a name=\"%s\">" cid))
(setq contents
(search-forward "<div class=\"commentBody\">")
(search-forward "<div class=\"commentSub\"")
(match-beginning 0))))))))
(search-failed (nnslashdot-lose why)))
(when contents
(set-buffer (or buffer nntp-server-buffer))
(insert contents)
(goto-char (point-min))
(while (re-search-forward "\\(<br>\r?\\)+" nil t)
(replace-match "<p>" t t))
(goto-char (point-min))
(insert "Content-Type: text/html\nMIME-Version: 1.0\n")
(insert "Newsgroups: " (caddr (assoc group nnslashdot-groups))
(let ((header (cdr (assq article nnslashdot-headers))))
(nnheader-insert-header header))
(nnheader-report 'nnslashdot "Fetched article %s" article))
(cons group article)))))
(deffoo nnslashdot-close-server (&optional server)
(when (and (nnslashdot-server-opened server)
(gnus-buffer-live-p nnslashdot-buffer))
(set-buffer nnslashdot-buffer)
(kill-buffer nnslashdot-buffer)))
(nnoo-close-server 'nnslashdot server))
(deffoo nnslashdot-request-list (&optional server)
(nnslashdot-possibly-change-server nil server)
(let ((number 0)
(first nnslashdot-use-front-page)
sid elem description articles gname)
(condition-case why
;; First we do the Ultramode to get info on all the latest groups.
(mm-url-insert nnslashdot-backslash-url t)
(goto-char (point-min))
(if (eobp)
(error "Couldn't open connection to slashdot"))
(while (search-forward "<story>" nil t)
(narrow-to-region (point) (search-forward "</story>"))
(goto-char (point-min))
(re-search-forward "<title>\\([^<]+\\)</title>")
(setq description
(mm-url-decode-entities-string (match-string 1)))
(re-search-forward "<url>\\([^<]+\\)</url>")
(setq sid (match-string 1))
(string-match "sid=\\([0-9/]+\\)\\(.shtml\\|$\\)" sid)
(setq sid (match-string 1 sid))
(re-search-forward "<comments>\\([^<]+\\)</comments>")
(setq articles (string-to-number (match-string 1)))
(setq gname (concat description " (" sid ")"))
(if (setq elem (assoc gname nnslashdot-groups))
(setcar (cdr elem) articles)
(push (list gname articles sid (current-time) nil)
(goto-char (point-max))
;; Then do the older groups.
(while (or first
(> (- nnslashdot-group-number number) 0))
(setq first nil)
(let ((case-fold-search t))
(mm-url-insert (format nnslashdot-active-url number) t)
(goto-char (point-min))
(while (re-search-forward
nil t)
(setq sid (match-string 1)
(mm-url-decode-entities-string (match-string 2)))
(forward-line 1)
(when (re-search-forward "with \\([0-9]+\\) comment" nil t)
(setq articles (1+ (string-to-number (match-string 1)))))
(setq gname (concat description " (" sid ")"))
(if (setq elem (assoc gname nnslashdot-groups))
(setcar (cdr elem) articles)
(push (list gname articles sid (current-time) nil)
(incf number 30)))
(search-failed (nnslashdot-lose why)))
(deffoo nnslashdot-request-newgroups (date &optional server)
(nnslashdot-possibly-change-server nil server)
(deffoo nnslashdot-request-post (&optional server)
(nnslashdot-possibly-change-server nil server)
(let ((sid (message-fetch-field "newsgroups"))
(subject (message-fetch-field "subject"))
(references (car (last (split-string
(message-fetch-field "references")))))
body quoted pid)
(string-match "%\\([0-9]+\\)@slashdot" references)
(setq pid (match-string 1 references))
(narrow-to-region (point) (progn (message-goto-signature) (point)))
(goto-char (point-min))
(while (not (eobp))
(if (looking-at "> ")
(delete-region (point) (+ (point) 2))
(unless quoted
(insert "<blockquote>\n"))
(setq quoted t))
(when quoted
(insert "</blockquote>\n")
(setq quoted nil)))
(forward-line 1))
(goto-char (point-min))
(while (re-search-forward "^ *\n" nil t)
(replace-match "<p>\n"))
(when (message-goto-signature)
(forward-line -1)
(insert "<p>\n")
(while (not (eobp))
(insert "<br>")
(forward-line 1)))
(setq body (buffer-substring (point) (point-max)))
`(("sid" . ,sid)
("pid" . ,pid)
("rlogin" . "userlogin")
("unickname" . ,nnslashdot-login-name)
("upasswd" . ,nnslashdot-password)
("postersubj" . ,subject)
("op" . "Submit")
("postercomment" . ,body)
("posttype" . "html")))))
(deffoo nnslashdot-request-delete-group (group &optional force server)
(nnslashdot-possibly-change-server group server)
(setq nnslashdot-groups (delq (assoc group nnslashdot-groups)
(deffoo nnslashdot-request-close ()
(setq nnslashdot-headers nil
nnslashdot-groups nil))
(deffoo nnslashdot-request-expire-articles
(articles group &optional server force)
(nnslashdot-possibly-change-server group server)
(let ((item (assoc group nnslashdot-groups)))
(when item
(if (fourth item)
(when (and (>= (length articles) (cadr item)) ;; All are expirable.
(fourth item)
(setq nnslashdot-groups (delq item nnslashdot-groups))
(setq articles nil)) ;; all expired.
(setcdr (cddr item) (list (current-time)))
(nnoo-define-skeleton nnslashdot)
;;; Internal functions
(defun nnslashdot-possibly-change-server (&optional group server)
(nnslashdot-init server)
(when (and server
(not (nnslashdot-server-opened server)))
(nnslashdot-open-server server))
(unless nnslashdot-groups
(defun nnslashdot-make-tuple (tuple n)
(while (> n 1)
(unless (cdr tuple)
(setcdr tuple (list nil)))
(setq tuple (cdr tuple)
n (1- n)))))
(defun nnslashdot-read-groups ()
(let ((file (expand-file-name "groups" nnslashdot-directory)))
(when (file-exists-p file)
(insert-file-contents file)
(goto-char (point-min))
(setq nnslashdot-groups (read (current-buffer))))
(when (and nnslashdot-groups (< (length (car nnslashdot-groups)) 5))
(dolist (group nnslashdot-groups)
(nnslashdot-make-tuple group 5))))))
(defun nnslashdot-write-groups ()
(with-temp-file (expand-file-name "groups" nnslashdot-directory)