July 7, 2003 - New Release: - "Face-down once more on the greasy boardwalk of love"


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.


Most of the changes in this beta release are concentrated on code cleanup, refactoring, and speeding up article loading, threading, sorting, scoring, saving, and viewing. It also contains the obligatory handful of bugfixes. :)

Changes since 0.14.0

New Features
Zygimantas Augilius
Added Baltic Windows-1257 charset support.

Pan Team Faster article loading, sorting, threading, saving, and viewing.
Pan Team Lots of code cleanup and refactoring.
Alberto BARSELLA Better reconnection and resumption of tasks after server connections are lost.
Nick Pinney
Use the defined monospace font for article headers in the text pane.
Getting all groups for a server now correctly flushes out removed groups.
Bobby D. Bryant
Make add hints to Pan's windows to help Sawfish remember where each window goes.

Bug Fixes
Dave Blamire-Brown
Fixed 0.14.0 bug that caused Pan to save inverted score filters incorrectly.
Pan Team
Fixed bug that could crash Pan when closing the log view window.
Bruce Wellman Ensure that the feedback utility uses the default mail profile.
Valgrind Fixed minor memory leaks.
Paul Hudson
On Windows, use CR/LF as line separators for the score file.
Carl Hudkins
Fix big that caused a spurious character in the status bar. Thanks to Per Hedeland for submitting a patch.
Toni Willberg
Removed obsolete link in the 'About' dialog.
Prevent multiple tasks from saving the grouplist to disk in parallel.
Blue Meanie
Fixed Solaris 64-bit errors.
Fixed Mac OS X compile errors.
Matthew Fischer
Fixed error in the GMime directories' automake file.
Frank Van Damme Fixed a small titlebar UI flaw.
Fix formatting error of some strings in the log view window.