Now that you have knews, subscribe to and look in c.o.l.a for the following: xrn, srln, slang
x-read-news is a sophisticated bench, with an old style appearence, and no tree of articles. However it is excellent fro use with knews, as it selects the groups that go into .newsrc
This isn't a news reader but you install it for slrn.
./configure make make install # root
This works on the console, and in a colour xterm. It uses the SLANG VDU library, which you might fetch and install.
./configure # I think the domain went into a file somewhere make make install # root
cd /gps_sess/9605/0526/slrn/src/objs; gcc slrn.o group.o misc.o clientlib.o nntp.o art.o post.o startup.o help.o hash.o score.o uudecode.o mime.o menu.o -o slrn -L/usr/lib -lslang gcc: Internal compiler error: program ld got fatal signal 11
ftp space.mit.edu binary hash cd /pub/davis/slrn ls mget ... cd ../slang ls mget ... quit