Jan 31, 2003 - New Release: - "How did the starling get into the bar?"


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 some very nice features -- an improved task manager, more options in filtering, preferences for coloring-coding signatures, read, and unread threads -- and a handful of bugfixes.

Since this release wound up having more new code than usual, please remember that this is beta code and to report any bugs you find. Thanks.

Changes since

New Features
Pan Team Tasks can now be allocated more than one server connection, to download a multipart post faster. In addition, these connections can be reallocated to other tasks on the fly to allow reading news and downloading multiparts from the same socket connection.
Pan Team Added a few new Evolution-like options to the Custom Filters tool.
Artis Trops Added new Latvian translation.
Robert Boucher Added back custom colors for read and unread threads in the thread pane. Thanks to Robert Boucher for sending in this patch.
Harav Shivanan Added an option to color the signature. Thanks to Harav Shivanan for sending in a patch.

Pan Team Tweaked the `show watched threads' and `show my threads' toolbar button behavior to show matches and replies.
Harav Shivanan Added automatic update of the text color preferences. Thanks to Harav Shivanan for this patch.
Mike Hearn
Tweak the titlebar to follow the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines.

Bug Fixes
Brian Morission
Fixed bug that broke posting signatures in US-ASCII.
Jean-Marc Desperrier
Fixed bug in the Composer that corrupted the follow-up when the original article's author contained 8bit data and the attribution line contained '%a'.
Bas Mevissen
Suppressed unnecessary `Invalid UTF-8 sequence encountered' warnings.
Michaela Susan Buesing Fixed crash in the Composer's 'Save Message' dialog when OK is clicked before entering a filename.
Owen Fix bug in choosing mozilla as your web browser.
Harav Shivanan When replying to a message, don't strip its signature out if it's in text selected before pressing `Reply'.
Bas Mevissen
Fixed startup `corrupt image error' message that appeared in gtk 2.2.
Pan Team Fixed startup multithreading error.