July 16, 2003 - New Release: - "Time to repress another memory."


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 handful of important bugfixes and adds usability improvements to scoring.

Changes since

New Features
Steve Lamb
Display the total score for a thread when the thread is collapsed.

Paul Johnson
When Ignoring a thread, remove that thread from the header pane.
When plonking an author, remove their articles from the header pane.
Rob Bedford
Make sure the Preferences dialog fits in a 800x600 window.
Pan Team Closer synchronization with slrn's parsing of scorefile section names.
Bobby Bryant
Closer synchronization with slrn's handling of assign (`=') sections.
Bruce Bowler
Sort the subthreads in the header pane.
Paul Johnson
Don't let filtered-out articles affect the `new children' count in the header pane's subject column.
Don Horsman
Restored the Group Properties dialog's directory browse button.
Lloyd Budd
Let `pan --version' and `pan --help' run even without DISPLAY being set up.

Bug Fixes
Pan Team Fixed Solaris crash.
Fixed infinite loop bug.
Chris Petersen Fixed bug that made deleted articles reappear after reloading a newsgroup from disk.
Fixed bug that disabled the `edit' button in the Server Edit dialog.
Johan, Douglas Bollinger
Fixed bug that caused articles to be downloaded twice when `return' was pressed on the keyboard.
Fixed bug broke parsing folder messages.
The `show only mine' button changed the Filter|Show menu settings.