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What is Pan?

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Pan is a Usenet newsreader that's good at both text and binaries. It supports offline reading, scoring and killfiles, yEnc, NZB, binary uploading, PGP handling, multiserver, and secure connections. It's also the only Unix newsreader to get a perfect score on the Good Net-Keeping Seal of Approval evaluations. It runs on Unix and Unix-like operating systems, Mac OS X, and Windows.

The 2006 redesign and rewrite of Pan has made Pan significantly faster, cut its memory footprint by 85% in large newsgroups, and added NZB and multiserver support. See its announcement for details.

June 30, 2012 - Pan 0.139: "Sexual Chocolate"

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This release is an intermediate release fixing some minor bugs before the debian freeze. Enjoy! Everybody is - as always - encouraged to upgrade.

June 14, 2012 - Pan 0.138: "Der Gerät"

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This is another bugfix and feature enhancement release that contains certain UI improvements. Everybody using older versions of Pan is encouraged to upgrade. Please see the Bug Tickets or ChangeLog for details.

May 1, 2012 - Pan 0.137: "The Mattel and Mars Bar Quick Energy Chocobot Hour"

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This is a bugfix release for certain issues regarding race conditions with thread handling, which resulted in random errors and segmentation faults. Everybody using older versions of Pan is encouraged to upgrade. There have been some minor UI enhancements, too. Please see the Bug Tickets or ChangeLog for details.

April 8, 2012 - Pan 0.136: "Far too busy being delicious..."

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This release introduces a plethora of bugfixes and improvements, everybody using older versions of Pan is encouraged to upgrade. This version supports binary uploading, TLS (SSL) connections, PGP handling and other nice features.

June 5, 2011 - Pan 0.135: "Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea"

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This release introduces a support for creating a NZB file from the list of articles, optional support for GTK+ 3, and a number of other feature improvements and bugfixes. The code is based on the Pan bugfix & testing repository maintained by K. Haley; and it is recommended for everyone using older versions of Pan to upgrade.

February 15, 2011 - Pan 0.134: "Wait for Me"

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This release brings a large number of feature improvements and bugfixes that have accumulated over the last 30 months of release hiatus. The code is based on the Pan bugfix & testing repository maintained by K. Haley and it is recommended for everyone using older versions of Pan to upgrade.

August 1, 2008 - Pan 0.133: "House of Butterflies"

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This release is recommended for everyone using the rewrite betas: it contains an important security fix and build failures on modern compilers, as well as a handful of usability issues.

August 1, 2007 - Pan 0.132: "Waxed in Black"

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This release is recommended for everyone using the rewrite betas: it fixes some crashes, memory leaks, and attachment corruption and it speeds up loading and saving newsgroup headers on disk.

May 26, 2007 - Pan 0.131: "Ghosts: First Variation"

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This release is recommended for everyone using the rewrite betas: it fixes some crashes, memory leaks, and attachment corruption and it speeds up loading and saving newsgroup headers on disk.

May 19, 2007 - Pan 0.130: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic"

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This release uses significantly less memory on 64-bit machines, loads and saves articles faster, and has the usual assortment of tweaks, additions, and bug fixes.

May 6, 2007 - Pan 0.129: "Benson & Hedges Moscow Gold"

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This release cheerfully inches a little closer to 1.0. A nasty 0.128 crash was fixed, and a handful of requested features have been added.

April 21, 2007 - Pan 0.128: "SR/CL: Leitmotiv: Toynbee Idea"

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This is another incremental release -- a handful of bugfixes, a little more polish, and a couple of new features.

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