Mahogany 0.21a

Karsten Ballueder
Wed, 05 May 99 02:56:48 GMT

Announcing Mahogany Version 0.21a

Mahogany is an OpenSource(TM) cross-platform mail and news client. It
is available for X11/Unix and MS Windows platforms, supporting a wide
range of protocols and standards, including POP3, IMAP and full MIME
support. Thanks to its built-in Python interpreter it can be
extended far beyond its original functionality.

Mahogany's wealth of features and ease of use make it one of the most
powerful clients available, providing a consistent and intuitive
interface across all supported platforms.

It aims at supporting GNOME (and KDE for that matter) and includes an
extendable address book system with support for other program``s
address database formats. Currently Mahogany``s native format and
(X)Emacs`` BBDB address books are supported.

Mahogany is being developed using the free wxWindows application
framework, building on the gtk toolkit on Unix.

Mahogany is constantly tested on the Linux-x86, Linux-alpha,
Solaris-sparc and MS Windows. It should compile and work on any major
Unix platform. A binary release for MS Windows will appear with the
next release.


Apart from bug fixes, the following major additions are new in this

 + working IMAP, NNTP and newsspool support
 + improved message editor
 + much better configurability
 + auto-collection of mails from multiple incoming folders
 + support for faxes received from
 + improved address auto-collection
 + more support for slow connections
 + many user interface improvements
 + gtk 1.2.x support



We have another release, this time including a Windows version,
planned for the beginning of June. For this we are currently working
on the following:

- completion of filtering rules/scoring code
- subscription management for NNTP/IMAP/newsspool
- DND with KDE/Gnome filemanagers (now supported by wxGTK)
- Finish the new message editor code: selections, cut&paste,
  rich-text editing
- Templates/style-sheets for message composition and flexible reply
- Windows version release (End of May?)
- Messages sorting, threading, scoring and searching
- multi-threading to avoid delays and timeouts
- GPG/PGP support
- built-in HTML viewer

 Karsten Ballüder
 Physics Department, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, Scotland
                     Tel. +44-(0)-131-4513068  Fax. +44-(0)-131-4513136
            "In a world without fences, who needs Gates?"

<P><A HREF="">Mahogany 0.21a</A> -
open-source graphical mail/news client for Unix and MS Windows,
using the wxWindows toolkit.  (12-Apr-99)

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