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[Pan-users] ANN: Pan "In Your Valley, Beneath Your Sky"

From: Charles Kerr
Subject: [Pan-users] ANN: Pan "In Your Valley, Beneath Your Sky"
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 09:10:33 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.20i

Pan, "In Your Valley, Beneath Your Sky", has been released.
It can be found at
What is Pan?

        Pan is a newsreader, loosely based on Agent and Gravity, which
        attempts to be pleasant to use for new and advanced users alike.
        It has all the typical features found in newsreaders and also
        supports offline newsreading, article filtering, multiple connections,
        and a number of extra features for power users and alt.binaries fans.

        It's also the only Unix newsreader to get a perfect score on the
        Good Net-Keeping Seal of Approval evaluations.  See for the rest of the
        sales pitch.


        This version fixes a pair of yEnc bugs. It also adds a button to
        jump back to the previous read article, recognition of non-standard
        quote prefix characters, support for articles that specify x-uuencode
        encoding in mime headers, and small usability improvements. 

        Pan uses revision numbers of >= 90 to denote beta releases without
        confusing RPM's feeble brain with names like "0.11.3-pre2".

What's New in


        * Added the ability to specify which characters are recognized
          as quote prefix characters, so nonconformists not using '>' to
          quote text will still have their articles colored right in Pan. :)
          Thanks to Colin Leroy for contributing this code.  (68159, 75916)

        * Added "Go to previous article" navigation button.  Thanks to
          Colin Leroy again for contributing this patch.  (75716)

        * Added support for mime articles which explicitly specify a
          Content-Transfer-Encoding of x-uuencode.  Thanks to Sam Solon and
          Jeff Stedfast for this code. (74798)

        * Add a new preference option, dictating whether failed tasks should
          be removed from the Task Manager.  Thanks to Aric S. Campling for
          suggesting this.  (75186)


        * Fixed a memory corruption bug in decoding yEnc messages. (74946)

        * Fixed a crash that occurred when Pan couldn't connect to the news 
          server. Thanks to Aurelien Gouny for reporting this bug. (70858)

        * Fixed a bug in Follow-Up that caused some new text typed in by
          the user to be colored in the quoted-text color rather than the
          normal text color.  Thanks to Michael McIntyre for reporting
          this bug. (75993)

        * If a yenc block ends without a "=yend", or a uu block ends
          without an "end", treat the block as plaintext instead of encoded
          data.  Looks like some M$ bashers are starting their posts with
          "begin 666" to tickle a similar bug in OE.  :)
          Thanks to Jason Rumney and mr_p for reporting this bug. (76358)

        * Make sure that the default window size is large enough that a
          full line, up to the default number of wrap characters and with
          the default font, will fit without scrolling.  Thanks to John Mellor
          for suggesting this obvious-in-hindsight improvement. :) (76062)

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