knews - Graphical threaded news reader

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name knews
Package version 1.0b.1
Package release 29+b2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 591 B
Download size 237.81 KB
Official Mirror
Knews is an X11 based thread-oriented news reader.  It is capable of
representing threads as a graphical tree, represents quotations with
different colors and much more.
Also included here is knewsd, a tiny NNTP daemon which can read news
from a spool directory or even from a mail folder hierarchy, for use
when you don't have a real server available.  There is no guarantee
that it will work with any client other than knews, so it is not
packaged separately.


Package Version Architecture Repository
knews_1.0b.1-29+b2_i386.deb 1.0b.1 i386 Debian Main
knews - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 1.2.0
debconf-2.0 -
libc6 >= 2.15
libice6 >= 1:1.0.0
libjpeg62-turbo >= 1:1.3.1
libpng12-0 >= 1.2.13-4
libsm6 -
libx11-6 -
libxext6 -
libxmu6 -
libxpm4 -
libxt6 -
sharutils -
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Name Value
news-reader -


Type URL
Binary Package knews_1.0b.1-29+b2_amd64.deb
Source Package knews

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install knews deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install knews




2014-01-27 - Colin Watson <>
knews (1.0b.1-29) unstable; urgency=medium
* Switch to git; add Vcs-* fields.
* Policy version 3.9.5: no changes required.
2012-03-07 - Colin Watson <>
knews (1.0b.1-28) unstable; urgency=low
* Rebuild in a clean unstable chroot to avoid pulling in experimental's
2012-03-05 - Colin Watson <>
knews (1.0b.1-27) unstable; urgency=low
* Build-depend on libpng-dev rather than libpng12-dev (closes: #662389).
2011-09-27 - Colin Watson <>
knews (1.0b.1-26) unstable; urgency=low
* Adjust debhelper build-dependency to allow for backports.
* Build-Depend on libjpeg-dev rather than libjpeg62-dev.
* Fix undersized args array in action_tree_layout.
* Use strcpy instead of sprintf in fork_editor in the case where neither
%s nor %i is present in editcmd, to avoid an error under
* Use dpkg-buildflags to set default compiler flags.
2011-07-30 - Colin Watson <>
knews (1.0b.1-25) unstable; urgency=low
[ Nobuhiro Iwamatsu ]
* Fix build failure with libpng 1.5 (closes: #635949).
2009-08-14 - Colin Watson <>
knews (1.0b.1-24) unstable; urgency=low
* Add Russian debconf translation (thanks, Yuri Kozlov; closes: #513508).
* Upgrade to debhelper v7.
2008-06-08 - Colin Watson <>
knews (1.0b.1-23) unstable; urgency=low
* Build-depend on xutils-dev rather than xutils (thanks, Daniel Schepler;
closes: #485206).
* Use \e rather than \\ in man page, partly because that's more correct
anyway and partly to avoid cpp backslash-newline translation.
* Build-depend on x11proto-core-dev rather than x-dev (thanks, Lintian).
* Refer to /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2 in debian/copyright rather
than plain GPL.
* Update DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS parsing code from policy 3.8.0.
* Policy version 3.8.0.
2007-11-12 - Colin Watson <>
knews (1.0b.1-22) unstable; urgency=low
* Add Portuguese debconf translation (thanks, Rui Branco;
closes: #414144).
* Update Spanish debconf translation (thanks, Carlos Galisteo de Cabo;
closes: #424606).
* Drop source-compatibility with woody.
* Replace null characters in articles with spaces (thanks, Dick
Streefland; closes: #227259).
* Update to menu structure from menu 2.1.35.
2006-10-28 - Colin Watson <>
knews (1.0b.1-21) unstable; urgency=low
* Simplify state machine in config script, avoiding a bashism.
* Add Vietnamese debconf translation (thanks, Clytie Siddall;
closes: #314269).
* Add Swedish debconf translation (thanks, Daniel Nylander;
closes: #333406).
* Update Spanish debconf translation (thanks, Carlos Galisteo de Cabo;
closes: #323382).
* Use debhelper v4.
* Update FSF address in debian/copyright.
* Policy version 3.7.2.
2005-01-24 - Colin Watson <>
knews (1.0b.1-20) unstable; urgency=low
* Add Czech debconf translation (thanks, Miroslav Kure; closes: #291878).

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knot-doc_1.6.0-1+deb8u1_all.deb Documentation for Knot DNS
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