August 15, 2003 - New Release: - "Pan Contains 70 Lines of SCO Code"

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.


Enough bug reports and patches rolled in after that we've put 0.14.1 off until after this last beta release. Keep the bug reports coming...

Changes since

Achim Linder Restored the "Don't Generate Message-ID" checkbutton in the Compose window.
Torstein Sunde
Display the identity name in the Compose window's From: menu.
Improved the charset error dialog in the Compose window to let the user know the row and column of the illegal character.
Pan Team Minor speedups in the Compose window and when sorting in the header pane.

Bug Fixes
Fixed bug that prevented Edit|Preferences|Header Pane|Hide Multipart Children from being changed by the user.
Brian Morrison
Fixed bug that broke the Filter|Match Only Text Articles button.
Fixed bug that caused attribution lines in new Follow-Ups to not be wrapped properly.
Lucius Chiaraviglio
Fixed bug that caused Pan to crash when the user specified a signature file that didn't exist.
Bobby D. Bryant
Fixed bug that caused occasional warning messages in the Compose window.
J. Gardner Biggs
Fixed Preferences dialog bug.
Mark Derricutt
Fixed 0.14.0 wart that caused articles to appear new, rather than old, due to scoring colors.
Phoenix Reads
Fixed 0.14.0 bug that could crash Pan when the user supplied illegal regular expressions to the scorefile.
Chris Petersen Fixed bug that showed all the filters, rather than the ones specified by the user, in the Filter menu.
Uwe Naumann
Fixed nasty bug that could cause the same message to be posted more than once.
Fixed bad interaction between gtk+ menus and news servers whose names contained an underscore ("_").
Pan Team Very minor memory leaks fixed.