Example: create a claws nntp account for gmane.org
Right-click on the name of the gmane.org account and select "Subscribe to newsgroup" to open the Newsgroup subscription dialog box.
In the search box type "*gnome*"
The gmane.org server carries close to a hundred gnome-related groups, but claws is showing me only a dozen or so.
Is it really necessary to include the leading and trailing * in the search term? The same search function in thunderbird works without the *
As you already know, yes, it is necessary to include the leading and trailing *.
Did you even try the newsgroup search function? I doubt it, because it's broken and needs to be fixed and the bug I described has nothing to do with * wildcards.
The search results omit about 90% of valid strings.
of course I tried it! C'mon!
I saw what seemed to be close to a hundred results.
Okay, thanks. Maybe this is a problem only with recent git sources, or maybe a linux-only thing. I'll go try to reproduce it with other versions and on windows.
If necessary I'll try git bisecting it.
I'm using the latest GIT and linux. I think it might be PEBKAC.
I just tried gmane again and this time the search function worked properly.
I think the gmane server (or my wireless connection) was having a brain fart and supplied an incomplete list of groups at the time I tried the search.
In any case, my bug report was indeed invalid and I'm sorry for the noise.
Thanks for supporting FOSS.