February 15, 2002:   Aileron being superceeded
It seems GNUStep has finally arrived. Since WINGs
Is Not GNUstep,
I would suggest migration to it (GNUstep). Applications like Aileron
were built primarily because there was no equivalent in GNUstep,
but over 3-4 years, that has changed. From the looks of it,
GNUstep is here to stay. Take a look at a very good example application
which I think is mature enough to superceed Aileron.
Begin forwarded message: (from GNUMail author)
I would like to inform you that I'm done with all the major changes in the
CVS version of GNUMail.app and Pantomime.
Here's list of what changed:
1- Added a fast cache for local mboxes. After building the initial cache
for each mbox (the first time it's opened), opening a 5000 messages
mbox take 4 seconds instead of 61 seconds on my poor Celeron
400MHz. Also, closing a mbox should also be super fast.
2- added 'smart' attachment placement (see screenshot).
3- added a 'Compact' mailbox option to remove permanently deleted
messages. They are actually kept in the mbox as long as you don't
compact it. You can show/hide deleted messages.
4- new 'Status' column like Mail.app. Also, added a Size column.
5- added sorting support (by Date, by Name, by Number, by Size and by
Subject) (patch from Pierre-Yves Rivaille)
6- activated the spell checker
7- added a Font 'preference panel' for selecting which fonts you want to
use for the header name, header value and the content of the mail
(patch from Alexey I. Froloff)
8- added a html stripping function to remove all html codes but keep the
actual 'content' of an html mail. This code is only used under
GNUstep since Cocoa has HTML support for attributed strings. (patch
from Abhijit Menon-Sen)
9- added a 'Save Attachment' menu in case clicking on an attachment cell
on the text view doesn't bring a save panel.
and more... Note that the Mac OS X port isn't updated. I'm gonna continue
working on it all weekend and we should be ready for a release early next
If you can try it and give me some feedback, I would really appreciate.
You can see a
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