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theKompany.com Release Aethera Beta 4 with Enhanced IMAP4 Support

Jul 11, 2001, 21:30 (3 Talkback[s])

theKompany.com is pleased to announce the long awaited fourth beta (version 0.9.3) of our Aethera Messaging and Groupware client for KDE. New releases will start to come much more frequently. Most of the details for the project roadmap can be found a http://www.thekompany.com/projects/aethera, but this is subject to change as we are constantly researching new features. Here is what is new and updated in this release:

  • Aethera now has support for plug in components using our Korelib technology. As a consequence the new engine will also support Kparts plug ins as well. A plug in directory is now configured during the setup wizard.
  • As an initial proof of concept a KOrganizer plug in has been produced that allows KOrganizer to act as a native component of Aethera for your scheduling. In this initial release KOrganizer is a read only component and its menu bar isn't cleanly integrated. This first step is merely to illustrate the technology and the direction of Aethera. Our first commercial plug in will be available shortly.
  • Our second step for implementation of the IMAP protocol is now complete, features include
    • IMAP folder support - you can now create and remove the files locally and remotely.
    • Folder support is using the subscribe/unsubscribe IMAP4 features
    • Create new IMAP accounts using the configuration browser. Aethera can handle multiple POP3 and IMAP4 accounts
  • Full Drag-n-Drop support
We've done our best to accommodate as many distributions as possible. If you don't see a package that accommodates you, check back in a few days before you ask for it, we will be adding more as soon as we can. This RPM is relocatable, and has been configured for the default for each distribution in the following fashion:
distro  /prefix         /qtdir
rh62    /usr            /usr/lib/qt-2.2.4
rh70    /usr            /usr/lib/qt-2.2.4
rh71    /usr            /usr/lib/qt-2.3.0
slak71  /opt/kde2       /usr/lib/qt2
slak80  /opt/kde2       /usr/lib/qt2
suse70  /opt/kde2       /usr/lib/qt2
suse71  /opt/kde2       /usr/lib/qt2
mdk72   /usr            /usr/lib/qt2
Just specify wherever your KDE actually is when you execute the rpm instruction. We would also like to thank our friends at Sourceforge where the download files and bug tracking is now being hosted at http://sourceforge.net/projects/aethera/. For the time being the CVS is still on theKompany.com servers.