The UI for news reading in Moz is terrible. It will not scale when someone (me) subscribes to a lot of newsgroups. I subscribe to several hundred groups and monitor them. The UI flatten the Usenet hierarchy in the left pane display. It should maintain them as sub-folders, the way that Outlook Express does (and actually the same ways that text client on *nix does, such as trn/rn/slrn, etc.). By keeping the display as collapsible groups, it's easier to find and search for the groups.
reassign to sspitzer.
Assignee: ducarroz → sspitzer
Component: Composition → Mail Window Front End
Might as well triage this: Severity -> enhancement Status -> new Hardware/OS -> All/All
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All
clarify summary: was: news client UI will not scale with lots of news groups new: Newsgroups UI needs folder/subfolder hierarchy
Summary: news client UI will not scale with lots of news groups → Newsgroups UI needs folder/subfolder hierarchy
I'm interested in taking a look at what might be required to implement something close to this functionality. I've taken a look at the news folder code: http://lxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/mailnews/news/src/nsNewsFolder.cpp and it looks like it might not be a difficult task to allow the user to organize groups using local folders, not unlike the local folders themselves. The code for maintaining the groups in local folders can probably be borrowed from: http://lxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/mailnews/local/src/nsLocalMailFolder.cpp If anyone is interested in refactoring the folder-handling code into one of the common base-classes, that would certainly be handy. As a curiousity, is this related to the "newsgroup category" functionality mentioned in nsNewsFolder?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 38931 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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