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[Emacs-diffs] Changes to emacs/etc/GNUS-NEWS [gnus-5_10-branch]

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: [Emacs-diffs] Changes to emacs/etc/GNUS-NEWS [gnus-5_10-branch]
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2004 17:15:24 -0400

Index: emacs/etc/GNUS-NEWS
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+ GNUS NEWS -- history of user-visible changes.
+ Copyright (C) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Free Software Foundation, 
+ See the end for copying conditions.
+ Please send Gnus bug reports to address@hidden
+ For older news, see Gnus info node "New Features".
+ * Changes in Oort Gnus
+ ** `F' (`gnus-article-followup-with-original') and `R'
+ (`gnus-article-reply-with-original') only yank the text in the region if the
+ region is active.
+ ** `gnus-group-read-ephemeral-group' can be called interactively, using `G M'.
+ ** In draft groups, `e' is now bound to `gnus-draft-edit-message'.
+ Use `B w' for `gnus-summary-edit-article' instead.
+ ** The revised Gnus FAQ is included in the manual.
+ See the info node "Frequently Asked Questions".
+ ** Upgrading from previous (stable) version if you have used Oort.
+ If you have tried Oort (the unstable Gnus branch leading to this
+ release) but went back to a stable version, be careful when upgrading
+ to this version.  In particular, you will probably want to remove all
+ .marks (nnml) and .mrk (nnfolder) files, so that flags are read from
+ your ~/.newsrc.eld instead of from the .marks/.mrk file where this
+ release store flags.  See a later entry for more information about
+ marks.  Note that downgrading isn't safe in general.
+ ** Article Buttons
+ More buttons for URLs, mail addresses, Message-IDs, Info links, man pages and
+ Emacs or Gnus related references, see the info node "Article Buttons".  The
+ variables `gnus-button-*-level' can be used to control the appearance of all
+ article buttons, see the info node "Article Button Levels".
+ ** Dired integration
+ `gnus-dired-minor-mode' installs key bindings in dired buffers to send a file
+ as an attachment (`C-c C-m C-a'), open a file using the approriate mailcap
+ entry (`C-c C-m C-l'), and print a file using the mailcap entry (`C-c C-m
+ C-p').  See the info node "Other modes".
+ ** Gnus can display RSS newsfeeds as a newsgroup.  To get started do `B
+ nnrss RET RET' in the Group buffer.
+ ** Single-part yenc encoded attachments can be decoded.
+ ** Picons
+ The picons code has been reimplemented to work in Emacs 21 -- some of
+ the previous options have been removed or renamed.
+ Picons are small "personal icons" representing users, domain and
+ newsgroups, which can be displayed in the Article buffer.  To enable
+ picons, install the picons database from
+       http://www.cs.indiana.edu/picons/ftp/index.html
+ and point `gnus-picon-databases' to that location.
+ ** If the new option `gnus-treat-body-boundary' is `head', a boundary 
+ line is drawn at the end of the headers.
+ ** Retrieval of charters and control messages
+ There are new commands for fetching newsgroup charters (`H c') and
+ control messages (`H C').
+ ** Delayed articles
+ You can delay the sending of a message with `C-c C-j' in the Message
+ buffer.  The messages are delivered at specified time.  This is useful
+ for sending yourself reminders.  Setup with (gnus-delay-initialize).
+ ** If `auto-compression-mode' is enabled, attachments are automatically
+ decompressed when activated.
+ ** If the new option `nnml-use-compressed-files' is non-nil, 
+ the nnml back end allows compressed message files.
+ ** Signed article headers (X-PGP-Sig) can be verified with `W p'.
+ ** The Summary Buffer uses an arrow in the fringe to indicate the
+ current article in Emacs 21 running on a graphical display.  Customize
+ `gnus-summary-display-arrow' to disable it.
+ ** Warn about email replies to news
+ Do you often find yourself replying to news by email by mistake?  Then
+ the new option `gnus-confirm-mail-reply-to-news' is just the thing for
+ you.
+ ** If the new option `gnus-summary-display-while-building' is non-nil, 
+ the summary buffer is shown and updated as it's being built.
+ ** The new `recent' mark "." indicates newly arrived messages (as
+ opposed to old but unread messages).
+ ** The new option `gnus-gcc-mark-as-read' automatically marks 
+ Gcc articles as read.
+ ** The nndoc back end now supports mailman digests and exim bounces.
+ ** Gnus supports RFC 2369 mailing list headers, and adds a number of 
+ related commands in mailing list groups.
+ ** The Date header can be displayed in a format that can be read aloud
+ in English, see `gnus-treat-date-english'.
+ ** The envelope sender address can be customized when using Sendmail, see 
+ `message-sendmail-envelope-from'.
+ ** diffs are automatically highlighted in groups matching
+ `mm-uu-diff-groups-regexp'
+ ** TLS wrapper shipped with Gnus
+ TLS/SSL is now supported in IMAP and NNTP via tls.el and GNUTLS.  The
+ old TLS/SSL support via (external third party) ssl.el and OpenSSL
+ still works.
+ ** New make.bat for compiling and installing Gnus under MS Windows
+ Use make.bat if you want to install Gnus under MS Windows, the first
+ argument to the batch-program should be the directory where xemacs.exe
+ respectively emacs.exe is located, iff you want to install Gnus after
+ compiling it, give make.bat /copy as the second parameter.
+ `make.bat' has been rewritten from scratch, it now features automatic
+ recognition of XEmacs and GNU Emacs, generates gnus-load.el, checks if
+ errors occur while compilation and generation of info files and reports
+ them at the end of the build process.  It now uses makeinfo if it is
+ available and falls back to infohack.el otherwise.  `make.bat' should now
+ install all files which are necessary to run Gnus and be generally a
+ complete replacement for the "configure; make; make install" cycle used
+ under Unix systems.
+ The new make.bat makes make-x.bat superfluous, so it has been removed.
+ ** Support for non-ASCII domain names
+ Message supports non-ASCII domain names in From:, To: and Cc: and will
+ query you whether to perform encoding when you try to send a message.
+ The variable `message-use-idna' controls this.  Gnus will also decode
+ non-ASCII domain names in From:, To: and Cc: when you view a message.
+ The variable `gnus-use-idna' controls this.
+ ** Better handling of Microsoft citation styles
+ Gnus now tries to recognize the mangled header block that some Microsoft
+ mailers use to indicate that the rest of the message is a citation, even
+ though it is not quoted in any way.  The variable
+ `gnus-cite-unsightly-citation-regexp' matches the start of these
+ citations.
+ ** gnus-article-skip-boring
+ If you set `gnus-article-skip-boring' to t, then Gnus will not scroll
+ down to show you a page that contains only boring text, which by
+ default means cited text and signature.  You can customize what is
+ skippable using `gnus-article-boring-faces'.
+ This feature is especially useful if you read many articles that
+ consist of a little new content at the top with a long, untrimmed
+ message cited below.
+ ** The format spec %C for positioning point has changed to %*.
+ ** The new variable `gnus-parameters' can be used to set group parameters.
+ Earlier this was done only via `G p' (or `G c'), which stored the
+ parameters in ~/.newsrc.eld, but via this variable you can enjoy the
+ powers of customize, and simplified backups since you set the variable
+ in ~/.emacs instead of ~/.newsrc.eld.  The variable maps regular
+ expressions matching group names to group parameters, a'la:
+      (setq gnus-parameters
+            '(("mail\\..*"
+               (gnus-show-threads nil)
+               (gnus-use-scoring nil))
+              ("^nnimap:\\(foo.bar\\)$"
+               (to-group . "\\1"))))
+ ** Smileys (":-)", ";-)" etc) are now iconized for Emacs too.
+ Customize `gnus-treat-display-smileys' to disable it.
+ ** Gnus no longer generates the Sender: header automatically.
+ Earlier it was generated iff the user configurable email address was
+ different from the Gnus guessed default user address.  As the guessing
+ algorithm is rarely correct these days, and (more controversially) the
+ only use of the Sender: header was to check if you are entitled to
+ cancel/supersede news (which is now solved by Cancel Locks instead,
+ see another entry), generation of the header has been disabled by
+ default.  See the variables `message-required-headers',
+ `message-required-news-headers', and `message-required-mail-headers'.
+ ** Features from third party message-utils.el added to message.el.
+ Message now asks if you wish to remove "(was: <old subject>)" from
+ subject lines (see `message-subject-trailing-was-query').  C-c M-m and
+ C-c M-f inserts markers indicating included text.  C-c C-f a adds a
+ X-No-Archive: header.  C-c C-f x inserts appropriate headers and a
+ note in the body for cross-postings and followups (see the variables
+ `message-cross-post-*').
+ ** References and X-Draft-Headers are no longer generated when you
+ start composing messages and `message-generate-headers-first' is nil.
+ ** Improved anti-spam features.
+ Gnus is now able to take out spam from your mail and news streams
+ using a wide variety of programs and filter rules.  Among the supported
+ methods are RBL blocklists, bogofilter and white/blacklists.  Hooks
+ for easy use of external packages such as SpamAssassin and Hashcash
+ are also new.
+ ** Easy inclusion of X-Faces headers.
+ ** In the summary buffer, the new command / N inserts new messages and
+ / o inserts old messages.
+ ** Gnus decodes morse encoded messages if you press W m.
+ ** Unread count correct in nnimap groups.
+ The estimated number of unread articles in the group buffer should now
+ be correct for nnimap groups.  This is achieved by calling
+ `nnimap-fixup-unread-after-getting-new-news' from the
+ `gnus-setup-news-hook' (called on startup) and
+ `gnus-after-getting-new-news-hook' (called after getting new mail).
+ If you have modified those variables from the default, you may want to
+ add n-f-u-a-g-n-n again.  If you were happy with the estimate and want
+ to save some (minimal) time when getting new mail, remove the
+ function.
+ ** Group Carbon Copy (GCC) quoting
+ To support groups that contains SPC and other weird characters, groups
+ are quoted before they are placed in the Gcc: header.  This means
+ variables such as `gnus-message-archive-group' should no longer
+ contain quote characters to make groups containing SPC work.  Also, if
+ you are using the string "nnml:foo, nnml:bar" (indicating Gcc into two
+ groups) you must change it to return the list ("nnml:foo" "nnml:bar"),
+ otherwise the Gcc: line will be quoted incorrectly.  Note that
+ returning the string "nnml:foo, nnml:bar" was incorrect earlier, it
+ just didn't generate any problems since it was inserted directly.
+ ** ~/News/overview/ not used.
+ As a result of the following change, the ~/News/overview/ directory is
+ not used any more.  You can safely delete the entire hierarchy.
+ ** gnus-agent
+ The Gnus Agent has seen a major update.  It is now enabled by default,
+ and all nntp and nnimap servers from `gnus-select-method' and
+ `gnus-secondary-select-method' are agentized by default.  Earlier only
+ the server in `gnus-select-method' was agentized by the default, and the
+ agent was disabled by default.  When the agent is enabled, headers are
+ now also retrieved from the Agent cache instead of the backends when
+ possible.  Earlier this only happened in the unplugged state.  You can
+ enroll or remove servers with `J a' and `J r' in the server buffer.
+ Gnus will not download articles into the Agent cache, unless you
+ instruct it to do so, though, by using `J u' or `J s' from the Group
+ buffer.  You revert to the old behaviour of having the Agent disabled
+ by customizing `gnus-agent'.  Note that putting `(gnus-agentize)' in
+ ~/.gnus is not needed any more.
+ ** gnus-summary-line-format
+ The default value changed to "%U%R%z%I%(%[%4L: %-23,23f%]%) %s\n".
+ Moreover `gnus-extra-headers', `nnmail-extra-headers' and
+ `gnus-ignored-from-addresses' changed their default so that the users
+ name will be replaced by the recipient's name or the group name
+ posting to for NNTP groups.
+ ** deuglify.el (gnus-article-outlook-deuglify-article)
+ A new file from Raymond Scholz <address@hidden> for deuglifying
+ broken Outlook (Express) articles.
+ ** (require 'gnus-load)
+ If you use a stand-alone Gnus distribution, you'd better add
+ "(require 'gnus-load)" to your ~/.emacs after adding the Gnus
+ lisp directory into load-path.
+ File gnus-load.el contains autoload commands, functions and variables,
+ some of which may not be included in distributions of Emacsen.
+ ** gnus-slave-unplugged
+ A new command which starts gnus offline in slave mode.
+ ** message-insinuate-rmail
+ Adding (message-insinuate-rmail) in .emacs and customizing
+ `mail-user-agent' to `gnus-user-agent' convinces Rmail to compose,
+ reply and forward messages in Message mode, where you can enjoy the
+ power of MML.
+ ** message-minibuffer-local-map
+ The line below enables BBDB in resending a message:
+ (define-key message-minibuffer-local-map [?\t] 'bbdb-complete-name)
+ ** Externalizing and deleting of attachments.
+ If `gnus-gcc-externalize-attachments' (or
+ `message-fcc-externalize-attachments') is non-nil, attach local files
+ as external parts.
+ The command `gnus-mime-save-part-and-strip' (bound to `C-o' on MIME
+ buttons) saves a part and replaces the part with an external one.
+ `gnus-mime-delete-part' (bound to `d' on MIME buttons) removes a part.
+ It works only on back ends that support editing.
+ ** gnus-default-charset
+ The default value now guesses on the basis of your environment instead
+ of using Latin-1.  Also the ".*" item in gnus-group-charset-alist is
+ removed.
+ ** gnus-posting-styles
+ Add a new format of match like
+         ((header "to" "larsi.*org")
+          (Organization "Somewhere, Inc."))
+ The old format like the lines below is obsolete, but still accepted.
+         (header "to" "larsi.*org"
+          (Organization "Somewhere, Inc."))
+ ** message-ignored-news-headers and message-ignored-mail-headers
+ X-Draft-From and X-Gnus-Agent-Meta-Information have been added into
+ these two variables.  If you customized those, perhaps you need add
+ those two headers too.
+ ** Gnus reads the NOV and articles in the Agent if plugged.
+ If one reads an article while plugged, and the article already exists
+ in the Agent, it won't get downloaded once more.  Customize
+ `gnus-agent-cache' to revert to the old behavior.
+ ** Gnus supports the "format=flowed" (RFC 2646) parameter.
+ On composing messages, it is enabled by `use-hard-newlines'.  Decoding
+ format=flowed was present but not documented in earlier versions.
+ ** Gnus supports the generation of RFC 2298 Disposition Notification requests.
+ This is invoked with the C-c M-n key binding from message mode.
+ ** Gnus supports Maildir groups.
+ Gnus includes a new backend nnmaildir.el.
+ ** Printing capabilities are enhanced.
+ Gnus supports Muttprint natively with O P from the Summary and Article
+ buffers.  Also, each individual MIME part can be printed using p on
+ the MIME button.
+ ** Message supports the Importance: (RFC 2156) header.
+ In the message buffer, `C-c C-f C-i' or `C-c C-u' cycles through the
+ valid values.
+ ** Gnus supports Cancel Locks in News.
+ This means a header "Cancel-Lock" is inserted in news posting.  It is
+ used to determine if you wrote a article or not (for cancelling and
+ superseding).  Gnus generates a random password string the first time
+ you post a message, and saves it using the Custom system.  While the
+ variable is called `canlock-password', it is not security sensitive
+ data.  Publishing your canlock string on the web will not allow anyone
+ to be able to anything she could not already do.  The behaviour can be
+ changed by customizing `message-insert-canlock'.
+ ** Gnus supports server-side mail filtering using Sieve.
+ Sieve rules can be added as Group Parameters for groups, and the
+ complete Sieve script is generated using `D g' from the Group buffer,
+ and then uploaded to the server using `C-c C-l' in the generated Sieve
+ buffer.  Search the online Gnus manual for "sieve", and see the new
+ Sieve manual, for more information.
+ ** Extended format specs.
+ Format spec "%&user-date;" is added into
+ `gnus-summary-line-format-alist'.  Also, user defined extended format
+ specs are supported.  The extended format specs look like "%u&foo;",
+ which invokes function `gnus-user-format-function-foo'.  Because "&" is
+ used as the escape character, old user defined format "%u&" is no
+ longer supported.
+ ** `/ *' (gnus-summary-limit-include-cached) is rewritten.
+ It was aliased to `Y c' (gnus-summary-insert-cached-articles). The new
+ function filters out other articles.
+ ** Some limiting commands accept a C-u prefix to negate the match.
+ If C-u is used on subject, author or extra headers, i.e., `/ s', `/
+ a', and `/ x' (gnus-summary-limit-to-{subject,author,extra})
+ respectively, the result will be to display all articles that do not
+ match the expression.
+ ** Group names are treated as UTF-8 by default.
+ This is supposedly what USEFOR wanted to migrate to.  See
+ `gnus-group-name-charset-group-alist' and
+ `gnus-group-name-charset-method-alist' for customization.
+ ** The nnml and nnfolder backends store marks for each group.
+ This makes it possible to take backup of nnml/nnfolder servers/groups
+ separately of ~/.newsrc.eld, while preserving marks.  It also makes it
+ possible to share articles and marks between users (without sharing
+ the ~/.newsrc.eld file) within e.g. a department.  It works by storing
+ the marks stored in ~/.newsrc.eld in a per-group file ".marks" (for
+ nnml) and "groupname.mrk" (for nnfolder, named "groupname").  If the
+ nnml/nnfolder is moved to another machine, Gnus will automatically use
+ the .marks or .mrk file instead of the information in ~/.newsrc.eld.
+ The new server variables `nnml-marks-is-evil' and
+ `nnfolder-marks-is-evil' can be used to disable this feature.
+ ** The menu bar item (in Group and Summary buffer) named "Misc" has
+ been renamed to "Gnus".
+ ** The menu bar item (in Message mode) named "MML" has been renamed to
+ "Attachments".  Note that this menu also contains security related
+ stuff, like signing and encryption.
+ ** gnus-group-charset-alist and gnus-group-ignored-charsets-alist.
+ The regexps in these variables are compared with full group names
+ instead of real group names in 5.8.  Users who customize these
+ variables should change those regexps accordingly. For example:
+    ("^han\\>" euc-kr) -> ("\\(^\\|:\\)han\\>" euc-kr)
+ ** Gnus supports PGP (RFC 1991/2440), PGP/MIME (RFC 2015/3156) and
+ S/MIME (RFC 2630-2633).
+ It needs an external S/MIME and OpenPGP implementation, but no
+ additional lisp libraries.  This add several menu items to the
+ Attachments menu, and C-c RET key bindings, when composing messages.
+ This also obsoletes `gnus-article-hide-pgp-hook'.
+ ** Gnus inlines external parts (message/external).
+ ** MML (Mime compose) prefix changed from `M-m' to `C-c C-m'.
+ This change was made to avoid conflict with the standard binding of
+ `back-to-indentation', which is also useful in message mode.
+ ** The default for message-forward-show-mml changed to symbol best.
+ The behaviour for the `best' value is to show MML (i.e., convert MIME
+ to MML) when appropriate.  MML will not be used when forwarding signed
+ or encrypted messages, as the conversion invalidate the digital
+ signature.
+ ** Bug fixes.
+ * Changes in Pterodactyl Gnus (5.8/5.9)
+ The Gnus NEWS entries are short, but they reflect sweeping changes in
+ four areas: Article display treatment, MIME treatment,
+ internationalization and mail-fetching.
+ ** The mail-fetching functions have changed.  See the manual for the
+ many details.  In particular, all procmail fetching variables are gone.
+ If you used procmail like in
+ (setq nnmail-use-procmail t)
+ (setq nnmail-spool-file 'procmail)
+ (setq nnmail-procmail-directory "~/mail/incoming/")
+ (setq nnmail-procmail-suffix "\\.in")
+ this now has changed to 
+ (setq mail-sources
+       '((directory :path "~/mail/incoming/"
+                  :suffix ".in")))
+ More information is available in the info doc at Select Methods ->
+ Getting Mail -> Mail Sources
+ ** Gnus is now a MIME-capable reader.  This affects many parts of
+ Gnus, and adds a slew of new commands.  See the manual for details.
+ ** Gnus has also been multilingualized.  This also affects too
+ many parts of Gnus to summarize here, and adds many new variables.
+ ** gnus-auto-select-first can now be a function to be
+ called to position point.
+ ** The user can now decide which extra headers should be included in
+ summary buffers and NOV files.
+ ** `gnus-article-display-hook' has been removed.  Instead, a number
+ of variables starting with `gnus-treat-' have been added.
+ ** The Gnus posting styles have been redone again and now works in a
+ subtly different manner.
+ ** New web-based backends have been added: nnslashdot, nnwarchive
+ and nnultimate.  nnweb has been revamped, again, to keep up with
+ ever-changing layouts.
+ ** Gnus can now read IMAP mail via nnimap.
+ * For older news, see Gnus info node "New Features".
+ ----------------------------------------------------------------------
+ Copyright information:
+ Copyright (C) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+    Permission is granted to anyone to make or distribute verbatim copies
+    of this document as received, in any medium, provided that the
+    copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved,
+    thus giving the recipient permission to redistribute in turn.
+    Permission is granted to distribute modified versions
+    of this document, or of portions of it,
+    under the above conditions, provided also that they
+    carry prominent notices stating who last changed them.
+ Local variables:
+ mode: outline
+ paragraph-separate: "[        ]*$"
+ end:

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