Re: yEnc and JP2000 implementations in Outlook Express
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 01:00:59 -0700
>JR the postman wrote:
>> Will the next release of Outlook Express have the
>> capabilities to open JP2000 images as it does for bmp,
>> jpeg images. In addition, yEnc is over running many
>> newsgroups as a posting standard, but OE will not
>> this type of posting format....
>> We need the yEnc implemented as this style of posting is
>> crippling OE use as an excellent newsgroup reader. I
>> OE should also handle the JP2000 image format allowing a
>> tighter compression of images.
>> Bandwidth is becoming a large issue in some of the angry
>> discussions about yEnc and UUencode and UUdecode style
>> postings, implementing JP2000 would also help reduce
>> bandwidth usage.
>> OE is a great newsreader with it interface, but the yEnc
>> decrypting is not an option and it is becoming a large
>> problem for computer systems that can not be altered for
>> one reason or another.
>> Please inform me that OE will address these two pressing
>> problems for binary newsgroup usage in the near future.
>> I can be reached easily in alt.binaries.pictures.bodyart
>I find your question interesting since I like to use OE
in newsgroups and
>find many who pooh-pooh it constantly. I did not know
what yEnc is so after
>doing a Google search learned a lot more. One link I
found interesting was
>why yEnc is bad for Usenet.
>Regardless of that, if you are not pleased with the
answer here, there are
>several free newsreaders out there that look similar to
OE that you might
>want to look at. MesNews and 40tude Dialog are two that
come to mind.
The reason I am requesting this to be included is the
verbal wars that are taking place in newsgroups over yEnc
posting. There is a great number of Newsgroups
participants can not read yEnc style posting. Because for
one reason or another they can not install additional
software to the computers they use for Newsgroups.
Bandwidth is at a premium in the ISP community and re-
posting yEnc posting into UUencode is not a good solution
to the problems that are occurring between these to
posting camps. To solve this problem Microsoft is going
to need to add yEnc or find a tighter compression
solution, for Outlook Express. If Microsoft does nothing
there is going to be a war between these two posting
camps. The writing is on the wall, and double posting is
a waste of time and bandwidth, but required because 60 -
70% of newsgroup readers still use Outlook Express.
The other request is the ability of Outlook Express to
display jp2000 images as it does regular jpeg image files.