Originally Posted by Ricky
I just installed PAN and someone know why the apps is using 90% of my memory ? Everytime i try to download headers, my memory get fully loaded.
Is it the best newsreader ?
Yes, it is the best newsreader I've found, except for this high memory usage problem that's well known to heavy Pan users.
Here's a description of the problem:
and if you are into compiling source code, the latest CVS version, works much better in this regard, see here
I currently use the CVS version and the greatly improved memory handling offsets the occasional crash. What the CVS version does is collate all the parts of a multi-part binary as it goes instead of waiting till the end. Makes a big difference.
Also, as the previous link mentions, there's another program called klibido. It's a KDE binary usenet downloader that handles large numbers of headers also. I've used it a bit and it seems to work. It also seems to be an "alive" project versus Pan which seems dormant.