This document is Copyright (C) 1995-2002 Mike Read.
Various minor bugfixes and enhancements support for decoding yEncoded attachments added SOCKS4/SOCKS5 Proxy Server support significant font support added configurable status indicator for up to 8 drives Added "Restart" to Kill Articles dialog several new status tags for posts in the articles list removed requirement to TEST server before use can now run multiple instances from different startup dirs/configs changed Winsock DLL from WS2_32.DLL to WSOCK32.DLL for Win95
Win32 support is here! Various minor bugfixes and enhancements some memory leaks fixed RMB (right mouse button click) below article list would UAE evaluation of numeric IP addresses sometimes incorrect suppression of repeated blanks in evaluation of articles list added ReFetch to Articles RMB popup menu articles/status RMB POPUP: added Minimize/Maximize/Restore to RMB popup in articles and status list added Connection timer to toolbar and File | Set Timer added font support:
Group | Defaults / Edit | Properties
article read / post | RMB | set font
outbox | post / email | RMB
added support for Socks 5 proxy servers:
Config | Comm Name/Port default SOCKS server name
Connect by default
Id/Pass 31 chars max
Servers | Edit Server
Confirmation dialog -- DEL key acts as escape (Win32 only)
Various minor bugfixes and enhancements Articles | Kill (without selection) could cause GPF allow temporarily disable a server ("x Deactivated) from "Edit Servers" some NNTPSession PANICS fixed decode now more tolerant of experimental/extended mime headers Manual Decode | Signature - for non-standard signatures generated by some Web-based newsreaders incomplete download of headers list now processed added number of posts in group for each server to Groups | Edit list and Test Servers NT: scrolling articles list by drag above/below listbox fixed NT: pgup/pgdn would return list to left when srolled to right fixed Various improvements to "Test Servers" including: long lines in HELP response caused GPF DNEWS servers were sticking extract server name from message-id in "Test new list" disabled popup errors while testing list of servers added button to Edit Server to show how many posts found in each group Search for missing post now skips servers not carrying group when all 31 servers had been used, could not delete then "Use" from "Reserve Servers"
Full support for Windows 98 (Feel free to report Win2000 problems) Better support for high-traffic groups like alt.binaries.movies and alt.binaries.cd.images Permit more than one instance of AllNews to run at the same time Support more than 32 newsgroups
Closing the Configuration dialog during initial install caused GPF message deadlock when article receive completed while messagebox up click in status pane (to update) could disable fetch decoding a post of more than 128 parts would fail "disk full" message now identifies disks which are full more work on disk full conditions decode error codes now presented as text messages
Work done on DCD modem status for Win95, reconnect after connection loss, etc.
Cooperation with Win95 autodialers / connection monitors
Added Config | Controls | Status Bar : DCD and Clock Added Config | Confirmations (aka "Training" the newsreader) Hot URL in "About Box" fixed for Win31/OS2/Warp Can now monitor space used any combination of drives C-H Fixed bug occurring when non-available disk selected Fixed <server>:<portnumber> notation in NNTP/SMTP servers Several fixes in email: better error handling, timeouts, other fixes Various other minor bugs fixed Better handling of invalid date formats and new MIME encoding Various minor decoding fixes and enhancements
AllNews has been awarded Good Net-Keeping Seal of Approval Number 9. Year 2000 (Y2K) compliance. Just a few minor display issues. "Status | Tickle CommSession" now has "Disable all Servers" for shutdown. Del key while reading a post now activates Delete. Various memory leaks, missing resources, etc. fixed.
Much attention has been given to posting and EMail added "OutBox" to menus, toolbar Posts and EMails are now in OUTBOX, stored in *.OUT in temp files dir
Files|Post Queued still posts *.PST in temp files dir
moved Config | Headers to Group edit | Headers now have default group properties, overridable for individual groups added some more headers to support EMail implemented signature files, "Followup-to:" header, fixed "References:" followup to post with "selected" text ROT-13 is now applied to _selected_ text, if any added "Disable server" to tickle menu changes to servers, config, decoding settings now take effect immediately killfile - global rules now evaluated after group rules instead of before Kill action Fetch - now also sets Mark Retain kill rule 1 day changed to 3 days IHAVE protocol now fully implemented Support for servers that limit number of sessions and amount of connect time A detailed discussion of the changes is presented here. There is now an AllNews Mailing List for notification of updates. bugs fixed: various minor bug fixes and enhancements fixed horizontal scrolling (Win95) in read/post-new article fixed problems ocurring when more than 32000 lines in articles display fixed group name error in test server made more tolerant of corrupted XOVER digest returned by some servers fixed some problems with decode numeric filenames (e.g. 10.JPG
fixed panic when several posts with bad dates received at same time fixed panics when handling large numbers of kill rules fixed kill rule "From:" not firing fixed article counts for groups with more than 32768 posts fixed thruput status display for high-speed connections added "increment filename to unique" to manual decode moved D)ecode from config to Group properties (auto upgrade various other minor bugs fixed various decoding problems fixed, including improved decoding of BinHex (Mac) Outlook Express new Mime formats NetScape (Mac) discard resource fork better handling of decoding unnamed attachments
Kill/Watch file Anti-spam/spew controls are now implemented Automatic decoding of attachments Enhanced long-filename support Individual group properties, including "From:" and signature files bugs fixed: Detection of Win3.x/95/NT corrected Horizontal scrolling of articles list in Win95 fixed PANIC when opening too many groups fixed improved handling of articles with bad date improved handling of import article with missing post headers Famous GPF when closing AllNews fixed Overwriting posts when CONFIG file is replaced has been fixed handling posts containing embedded ctl-Z (end of file marks) A detailed discussion of the changes is presented here. A form is now available for reporting bugs and requesting enhancements.
Allowed setting Config/Comm/Port to 0 for disabled (win95/WinNT). Several minor decoding bug-fixes and enhancements. Several minor bug-fixes and enhancements in post/follow-up. Several minor bugfixes in Test Reserve Server List.
Improved active task status reporting for DCD. Fixed handling of incomplete UUencoded posts. MUCH attention given to reserved servers; testing list; and searching for missing article parts.