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Release Digest: GNOME, August 1, 2002

Aug 02, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Pan 0.12.92

Pan 0.12.92, `The Best Writing is Rewriting', has been released.
It can be found at http://pan.rebelbase.com/ .
 
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
        http://pan.rebelbase.com/features/ for the rest of the
        sales pitch.

About 0.12.92

        This is the third 0.13.0 beta release. It fixes twenty bugs,
        focusing on posting articles, charset support, and memory leaks. 

        A revision number of >= 90 is used to flag this release
        as a beta without confusing RPM with the name `0.13.0-pre3'.

Changes Since 0.12.91

    UPDATES

         * Added windows-1250 and UTF-8 to the charset picker.
           Thanks to Martin Tomasek for submitting this code. (#88669)

    BUG FIXES (sorted by age)

        * Fixed 0.12.90 bug that cut the `Newsgroups:' header out of
          articles after posting them, and before saving them in
          the pan.sent folder.

        * Fixed 0.12.90 bug that would pull up the `save as' dialog
          when clicking on replies to multipart articles or on
          incomplete articles.

        * Fixed 0.12.90 bug that crashed Pan if the user selected
          the first row (the one with the group name) and some articles,
          then hit `return' to read them.  Pan thought the Group was an
          Article.  Thanks to Kevin for reporting this bug.  (#88921)

        * Fixed 0.12.90 bug that failed to honor the `Don't Generate
          Message-ID Header' checkbox in the `Edit News Server' dialog.  
          Thanks to Markus Schorpp for reporting this bug. (#88092)

        * Fixed 0.12.90 bug in the toolbar that tried to invoke `Reply'
          instead of `Followup' when the `Followup' button was pressed.
          Thanks to Brian Morrison for reporting this bug. (#88257)

        * Fixed 0.12.90 bug that crashed Pan when cancelling an article.
          Thanks to Martin Tomasek for reporting this bug. (#88671)

        * Fixed 0.12.90 typo that invoked `reply' instead of `followup'
          when pressing `followup' on the toolbar.
          Thanks to Brian Morrison for reporting this bug. (#88257)

        * Fixed 0.12.0 bug that dropped the ability to queue up a
          handful of binary picture articles by pressing the space key
          repeatedly.  Thanks to Alan for reporting this bug. (#88969)

        * Fixed 0.12.0 bug that mishandled improperly-encoded headers.
          Thanks to Toivo Leedjarv for reporting this bug. (#87065)

        * Fixed 0.12.0 bug that prevented the user from being able to
          hit space repeatedly to queue downloads for a set of articles.
          Thanks to Alan for reporting this bug. (#88969)

        * Fixed 0.9.3 bug that failed to notice `disk full' errors
          when decoding attachments.  Pan now fails the decode task
          the user can free up some space and requeue the task without
          having to re-download the article bodies.
          Thanks to Wolfgang Karall for reporting this bug. (#79993)

        * Fix 0.8.1b3 bug that forced folder names to be lowercase.
          Thanks to Himanshu Gohel for reporting this bug.  (#74892)

        * Now properly threads multiparts with subjects like
          `some text (1of2).part01.P01 (1/45)'.
          Thanks to Roman Moeller for reporting this bug. (#82751)

        * Fixed old bug that caused Pan to go into an infinite loop
          when trying to parse a completely empty post.
          Thanks to William MacCracken for reporting this bug. (#89260)

        * Fixed 0.12.0 bug where the external editor used when composing
          a message had to use UTF-8.
          Thanks to Martin Tomasek for reporting this bug. (#85289)

        * Fixed 0.12.90 bug that crashed Pan when the user selected

        * About a dozen minor memory leaks fixed.  Julian Seward's
          excellent tool `Valgrind' found these.  Valgrind is very
          cool; the closest thing to Purify on Linux...