Dec 17, 2002 - New Release: - "Oh, for goodness' sake! Not that ridiculous Grim again!"

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 has a fairly important list of bugfixes, a nice speed tweak or two, and even a (small) new feature.

A release number ending in ".9x" denotes as a beta, 0.13.3-pre4, without confusing RPM's brain. We're hoping this will be the last beta before 0.13.3, so please report any problems you see.

Changes since

New Features
Added a Preferences option to start Pan in offline mode.

Pan Team Faster startup time, particularly for users who have a large article cache or who post frequently.
Brandon Corey
More SGI portability patches.
Pan Team
Raising the number of per-server connections now takes effect as soon as you hit `Ok' in the `Pan: Edit Server' dialog.

Bug Fixes
Don Horsman
Fixed a serious 0.13.1 memory leak, and cache overflow, caused by the Task Manager window.
Duncan Fixed bug that crashed when trying to parse a folded Message-ID header.
James Brost
Fixed bug that caused Pan to forget the default News profile.
Will Robinson
Fixed bug that displayed the incorrect time/date in the header pane.
Pan Team
Fixed bug that corrupted some headers in `show-all-headers' mode.
Pan Team
Fixed charset sanity checking in replies and new posts.
Pan Team
Fixed 0.13.1 bug that crashed Pan if an `Edit Servers' dialog was still open when the user closed the `Servers' dialog.