[Spambayes] Alpha2 Pre-release

Richie Hindle richie at entrian.com
Thu Jan 30 20:33:22 EST 2003

I've built an alpha2 source release of Spambayes.  Before we put it up on
the main web site, I'd feel a lot better if someone could smoke-test it for
me - I may have made some horrible mistake that I'm too close to see...

I've put it here:


For POP3 proxy users, this release should be GUI out of the box - install
it, run pop3proxy.py, point your browser at the URL, go to the Config page
and enter your POP3 server details, change your email client to point at
the proxy, and you're away - messages are classfied and you can train
through the web.

For hammie users there's Neale's new muttrc and spambayes.el, and Skip's
proxytee lets hammie users train through the web interface.  Tim Stone's
import/export script should make upgrading easy, for now and in the future.
Assorted improvements to the tokeniser and classifier make spambayes even
more accurate.

What else has changed?  We should do a proper release announcement - I
don't keep up with the Outlook plug-in, so what's new there?  Who've I
offended by forgetting about their fantastic new feature?  8-)

One question for those who know about these things: I originally built the
release on Windows, but then realised that all the source files in both the
zip and tar.gz archives had Windows line-endings.  People installing and
editing on unix would see '^M's all over the place (possibly, depending on
their editor).  Is there a distutils option I've missed to prevent this?

Anyway, I rebuilt the archives on unix (thanks Neale!).

Richie Hindle
richie at entrian.com

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