Separate news aggregation vs. browser add-on news aggregation

Rob Park rbpark at
Sat Dec 6 04:57:54 UTC 2003

J.B. Nicholson-Owens wrote:
> I used to think the same way until I considered scalability--I might not
> always want to use Firebird.  Other users on the same machine might not want
> to use Firebird.  I might choose to use some other Free Software browser. If
> I do, I wouldn't want the rather large dependency of a browser (or browser
> suite, in the case of Mozilla) for news aggregation.  Also, I would still
> want access to my aggregated feed information, no matter how I choose to
> read the news.  So, this makes me think I do not want the news aggregator to
> be a part of my browser.

Well, firebird is my browser; it's the only one I use. So for me, having 
them integrated just makes sense; having a separate news aggregator 
program would be silly.

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