PicMonger is a GUI-driven app that scans a specified Usenet newsgroup for binary attachments. Any attachments encoded with uuencode or in MIME-base64 format are decoded into the current working directory. Lists of frequently used servers and groups are saved on a per-user basis and easily accessed/edited via the GUI. HTML preview pages (like contact sheets) can be automatically generated on the fly. PicMonger also remembers where you were between sessions so scanning resumes where you left off.
zfec is a fast, portable, and programmable implementation of erasure coding. It includes a C library, a Python library, and a command-line tool. Erasure coding is also known as "forward error correction", which is the generation of redundant blocks of information such that if some blocks are lost then the original data can be recovered from the remaining blocks. The RAID-5 algorithm is an erasure code, but while RAID-5 can recover from the loss of any one element, zfec can be parameterized to choose in advance the number of elements whose loss it can tolerate.
signature produces dynamic signatures for livening up your e-mail and news postings. It enables you to sign your messages with a different sig every time. signature allows you to define a signature template containing static and placeholder text, the latter of which will be dynamically replaced with the output of fortune(6) or any other program whenever a signature is required. As an alternative, you can also create your own quote file containing your favourite tag lines.
newslite is a command line tool to download from binary newsgroups and decode multi-part and single-part yENC and UU (Unix-to-Unix) encoded files. It is resource efficient in terms of CPU usage and memory, builds a "title list" in order to ease group content analysis, and is robust in cases of news server connection loss.
SABnzbd is a cross-platform binary newsreader written in Python. It simplifies the process of downloading from Usenet dramatically, thanks to its friendly Web-based user interface and advanced built-in post-processing options that automatically verify, repair, extract, and clean up posts downloaded from Usenet. It also has a fully customizable user interface, and offers a complete API for third-party applications to hook into.
hellanzb is an application that retrieves and processes NZB files and makes obtaining files from Usenet as hands-free as possible. Once fully installed, all that is required is moving an NZB file to the queue directory. Downloading, par-checking, and un-raring is done automatically by the program.
nn Newsreader is a curses-based USENET news reader. The motto of nn is its expanded name, "No News is good news, but nn is better". The nn newsreader is designed to let you minimize the amount of time you spend reading news (or, more realistically, to allow you to follow even more newsgroups). Nn allows you to quickly select articles of interest and skip the rest. It also supports efficient article killing and selection of articles by author and subject.
NewsLib is a library of Perl modules for managing Network News services. It's meant to be used for code-reuse and sharing when writing news-based applications. It includes Net::NNTP::Client (simulates a news client), Net::NNTP::Proxy (a proxying news server), and News::NNTPAuth (NNTP authentication).