Dec 5, 2002 - New Release: "A Cat Named Noburu Wataya"

What is Pan?

Pan is a newsreader which attempts to be pleasing to both new and experienced users. In addition to the standard newsreader features, Pan also supports yEnc, offline newsreading, article filtering, multiple connections, and more 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.


This release adds a few new bugfixes and speedups, as well as adding back the `single-click selects, rather than activates' option.

A release number with ".9x" appended to the end denotes a this release as a beta without confusing RPM's brain with a name like "0.13.3-pre2".

Changes since

Pan Team Reinstated the `single-click selects, rather than activates' option.
Chris Petersen
Changed Subject sorting for better grouping of similar posts in binaries groups.
Jerry Segers
Changed the filenames of duplicate saved attachments so that they're easier to grep for.
Kang Jeong-Hee
Added support in config.xml for tweaking the toolbar's appearance:
  • /Pan/Display/toolbar_visible
  • /Pan/Display/toolbar_labels_visible
Pan Team Minor speed tweaks when updating the header and group panes.

Bug Fixes
Marc Geerlings
Fixed bug which caused follow-ups to fail in some very long threads.
Sid Cowles
Fixed bug didn't save article bodies if both `save attachments' and `save body' were checked and the article had no attachments.
Martin Tomasek
The header pane now updates itself to match the gtk2 theme's colors when the desktop's gtk2 theme changes.
Marcin Wojtczuk
Fixed bug that tricked Pan into thinking a text message was a uuencoded message by starting the message with a uu begin line.
Wendell Dingus
Fixed minor display bug in the header pane which sometimes hid the sorting '+' or '-' in the column header.