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Modules/Projects newsreader/bundles

The newsreader project

The Salvo project can be used to communicate through newsgroups or any other medium that provides a Q&A type structure (like mailing lists). It provides and underlying decoupled API to access information (e.g. news servers) and provide offline storage of newsgroup articles. Asking questions and receiving answers are integrated into the workbench.


Milestone 6 December 1 2011
Milestone 7 January 31 2012
Release 1 march 31 2012


Known Issues
File a bug

New and Notable

  • Summer 2011
    • Digest View
    • Notification Mechanism
    • Ask a Question wizard
    • Newsgroup Provider Extension Point

Latest Build


Unpack the zip and run the Salvo executable. Add a news server, add newsgroups then doubleclick a newsgroup to read its messages. It is pretty simple but here is a three.three minute instruction without audio. Send me a mail on my gmail or tweet me at twitter if you download this. You can send bug reports and feature requests also to one of these addresses.


The code has a pluggable server and persistance implementation. The reference persistance impl uses the local file system and stuff is stored in a .salvo directory in your home directory.

Project Proposal


Other Stuff

GSoC 2011

The Salvo Workbench integration was accepted as the Summer of Code 2011 project. Here is the tracking page for this project.

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