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[Pan-announce] ANN: Pan 0.12.1 "The Din of Other People"

From: Charles Kerr
Subject: [Pan-announce] ANN: Pan 0.12.1 "The Din of Other People"
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 15:49:47 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.20i

Pan 0.12.1, "The din of other people", and
Pan 0.12.90, "by the surly beard of Mrifk, Grignr kneels to no man!"
have been released.  They can both 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 yEnc, 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.

About 0.12.1 and 0.12.90

        0.12.1 is a stable bugfix release, addressing the most common
        issues reported against 0.12.0. Most fixes are related to i18n,
        so non-English users will want to upgrade to this release.

        0.12.90 is an unstable beta release that starts with 0.12.1,
        restores Pan's old single-click filtering buttons, then adds
        a toolbar[1], optional spellchecking[2], the ability to restore tasks
        from the previous session -- and probably a few bugs. :)

What's New

    NEW FEATURES in 0.12.90

        * Added a toolbar in the main window.

        * Added the ability to restore, on startup, tasks that were
          queued when your last Pan session ended.

        * Added optional spellchecking in the compose window. Thanks
          to Evan Martin for writing gtkspell, which Pan uses for this,
          and to Michael Alger, who suggested the idea and contributed
          a patch to use gtkspell in Pan.

        * Restored, via the toolbar, single-click filtering
          that's been gone since 0.9.7.

    UPDATES in 0.12.90
        * Eliminated the memory penalty for having tasks queued which
          operated on newsgroups other than the current newsgroup.
          This should be especially helpful to alt.binaries users.
        * Flagging messages now works across all newsgroups.  Articles
          could previously only be flagged for the current newsgroup.
    UPDATES in both versions

        * Better support for non-standard Subject & Author headers
          containing 8bit characters. Thanks to Carl Hudkins,
          Kang Jeong-Hee and William Maddler for suggesting
          improvements in this area. (#80002, #81181, #85510)
        * We now use the locale to determine the group's default charset,
          rather than a hard-coded 'ISO-8859-1'. Thanks to Martin Tomasek
          for suggesting this. (#84995)

    BUG FIXES in both versions
        * Bug Fixes in both versions Fixed 0.12.0 bug where Pan would
          lose the article's state when switching newsgroups, making
          it difficult to see which articles has already been saved.
          Thanks to Gabi Davar for reporting this. (#85445)

        * Fixed 0.12.0 bug in the Composer where the reply would be
          corrupted if a signature contained 8bit characters. Thanks
          to Alexander Skwar for reporting this. (#85502)

        * Fixed 0.12.0 bug in the Composer where the automatic wrapping
          would corrupt the message with 8bit characters. Thanks to
          Alexander Skwar for reporting this. (#85508)

        * Various build fixes reported for 0.12.0. (#85968, #86203)

        * Fixed 0.12.0 bug that caused sorting the articles in
          tabbed view to switch to the article tab.
          Thanks to Fred Fraley for reporting this. (#86409)

        * Fixed 0.12.0 bug that didn't close the 'Are you sure you want
          to quit' dialog if a user pressed 'no'.
          Thanks to D.m.D. Ljungmark for reporting this. (#87518)

        * Fixed 0.11.3 bug that would cause Pan to retry impossible tasks.
          Thanks to Carl Hudkins for reporting this. (#86795)

        * Added the character encoding to outgoing email.
          Thanks to Alexander Skwar for suggesting this. (#85503)

        * Fixed long-standing bug that made it impossible to attach a
          rule to a renamed newsgroup.
          Thanks to Carl Hudkins for reporting this. (#85725)

        * Fixed long-standing bug that would cause Pan to download
          only a subset of bodies, when getting bodies for all headers.
          Thanks to Si for reporting this. (#72555) 

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