Port done by Andreas D. Bauer 1997, also Hardy Griech 1998
VSoup95/NT is a port of VSoup which was originally written for OS/2. Its purpose is to transfer between SOUP capable news/mail programs and the internet. This means: on one end there are SOU packets, on the other end there is a network infrastructure communicating via TCP/IP.
There are tools available, which converts between the SOUP format and other popular news/mail readers. Those converters allows VSoup95/NT usage with the corresponding reader(/writer) programs. Check the download section!
Andreas has done the first port of VSoup to Win95/NT with BCC4.5. He also supplied the first version of the XP2SOUP tools.
This version is no longer available thru this site, because sometime ago I made the decision that code management of the port is much simpler using Rainer Schnitkers RSXNT.
The current version of VSoup95/NT is strictly beta (once more). This version corresponds to the OS/2 beta version available from this site (22.214.171.124Beta). If you need documentation, read the online VSoup documentation. It's quite long (~130KByte), but should contain all information you need to install VSoup on Win95/NT. Also read the standard disclaimer contained in the VSoup documentation which applies also to this port.
I'm still looking for volunteers who like to write an addendum for VSoup usage under Win95/NT. Also a volunteer which likes to do support for the Win95/NT port would be welcome. Workload is about one email per day or even less. Because I don't have a Win95/NT system at home I cannot support the port...
Following are the links for downloading the several VSoup95/NT items:
The current version is VSoup95/NT 126.96.36.199Beta, equ. to VSoup188.8.131.52Beta for OS/2.
It currently does not require the RSXNT runtime DLLs, release001 did! This means you don't have to download any RSXNT package. Nevertheless if you like to get more information about RSXNT, go to this place. RSXNT files can be directly downloaded from here.
Be aware, that the politics concerning 'to use RSXNTs -Zsys option or not use' (i.e. 'to download the RSXNT runtimes, or not to download') are changing almost daily, please read the download information below carefully to get an operational VSoup95/NT.
You should also check the Known Bugs section.
Bug reports concerning the port should be submitted to me.
At the moment only a few bugs are known. This is due to the fact, that there are only minor changes in the VSoup95/NT sources compared to the VSoup1.2.9.x BETAs.
vsoup -m -h . nntp://my.news.server
The result of the above operation can be found in AREAS and *.MSG files. Those files must now be moved to your news database (for Yarn the import program has to be invoked).
The result of the above operation can be found in... (see above). Note that usually for POP3 access a username and a password has to be supplied. Ask your ISP if you are in doubt.
vsoup -s -h . nntp://my.news.server smtp://my smtp.server
command will transfer those messages to the internet.
There are several restrictions to the above 'scripts':
Of course: go to the FAQ section of the online documentation!