[ANN] Thoth F1.8.0

Le
J.P. Kuypers
Le lecteur de Nouvelles Thoth est de retour. Sa version F1.8.0 est
désormais disponible à <ftp://ftp.sri.ucl.ac.be/pub/News/Thoth/>.

Et bientôt sans doute sur un des miroirs :

<ftp://ftp.calvacom.fr/pub/mac-fr/>
<ftp://ftp.oleane.fr/pub/mirrors/version-francaise/>
<ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.sri.ucl.ac.be/>
<ftp://ftp.ciril.fr/pub/Mac/UCL/>
<ftp://ftp.cidif.org/mac/>
<ftp://ftp.belnet.be/mirror/ftp.sri.ucl.ac.be/pub/>

Et à l'attention spéciale de Franck :

> - The OS X only version of Thoth now offers spelling checking for
> message windows. In message windows misspelled words can optionally be
> displayed in a distinct color and underlined (similar to URL styling,
> and enabled or disabled the same way in the "Fonts and Styles" pane of
> Preferences) to make them more obvious. When a single misspelled word
> is selected and there are guesses available, the contextual menu will
> have a submenu listing the guesses to paste in to correct the spelling.
> The Messages pane of the Preferences and Newsgroup Settings dialogs now
> allow you to set the default spelling check language for message
> windows. That setting, along with the one to display misspelled text in
> a distinct color and underlined, can also be adjusted for individual
> open message windows via the "Message Options" dialog opened via the
> appropriate toolbar button.
> - Added support for SMTP authentication (PLAIN and CRAM-MD5
> methods). Note that for mail sending to work, you probably must specify
> a valid email address for your email address (which you'd want to do
> for a private email message anyway) and not one that ends in .invalid
> or which is otherwise invalid or nonexistent. Note that mac.com will
> reject email if the From address isn't your mac.com email address.
> Other SMTP servers may impose comparable rules.
> - Tried to work around an OS X bug with drawing checkmark and other
> special system symbols on non-Roman systems.
> - Fixed a problem with the column formatting of the thread view in
> article list windows.
> - Added detection and support for JPEG2000 image files (viewable
> only under OS X with QuickTime 6). JPEG2000 images may not display
> correctly due to possible problems with non-standards compliance by the
> encoding application or QuickTime, since JPEG2000 is a new and evolving
> standard.
> - The View menu Resort command can now be used with the Queued
> Transfers List to re-sort items alphabetically by the name of the
> article being downloaded or posted. Holding down the shift key resorts
> only the selected items. Holding down the option key causes reverse
> order sorting. This command was also added to the contextual menu for
> the Queued Transfers List window.
> - When using the option to add new binaries to extract to the top
> of the Queued Transfers list (by holding down the shift key), the items
> are now added in such a way that their order in the article list window
> is maintained. Previously, since each item in succession was added to
> the then-top of the list, the newly added items would appear in the
> reverse order of how they were shown in the article list window.
> - Fixed a problem with background window updates when editing a
> filter from the "Matching Filters" window.
> - Added "Show Post Info" command to Special menu for article list
> windows to display a text window with header information for the
> selected posts. This is similar to the Export command, except the
> headers are shown in a text window as they would appear in the original
> posts, in a more human readable form that the tab-delimited table of
> data produced by the Export command. The main keyboard short for this
> new command is 'h.' This command was also added to the contextual menu
> for article list windows.
> - Modified the 'm' shortcut key to also work in locked size image
> windows to change the magnification so that the image is as large as
> possible (while not zooming the window larger as is done with
> non-locked windows).
> - Added Date and Newsgroups headers to the post information text
> (optionally) saved with extracted binaries.
> - Changed how decoder and queued transfer error sounds are played
> to try to work around an OS bug that sometimes causes crashes when
> playing the sounds.
> - Fixed a bug that erroneously caused filter actions to be done for
> article list windows opened from a search window (they should only be
> done for article list windows opened from a subscribed group list
> window).
> - It is now possible to set a long "Expire Active Connections
> After" value to deal with news servers that abruptly close connections
> that have been open and active a long time.
> - If the connection to the news server is lost while downloading a
> binary attachment, an attempt to try again with a new connection is now
> done automatically.
> - After clicking on the Reset button in the Statistics pane of the
> "News Server Settings" dialog, the displayed start date wasn't updated
> to reflect the change. Fixed.
> - Shift-clicking in an image window now works like Ptah to create a
> selection rectangle that can then be used to change the magnification
> of the image to make the rectangle fill the window, etc. Previously the
> change in magnification would happen immediately as soon as the
> shift-click and drag was completed.
> - Added a work-around for the changed behavior of the Drag Manager
> in OS X 10.3 that causes TrackDrag to block when the mouse is not
> moved, which interfered with dragging something to the top of bottom of
> a view and having the view autoscroll unless the mouse was constantly
> wiggled.
> - Modified how Date headers are parsed to handle the most common
> forms of non-RFC compliance. When filtering on dates it is now possible
> to specify a filter that just matches such bad dates without also
> specifying that the post be older or newer than a specified number of
> days. With these changes it's still possible to filter on bad dates
> (most often found in posts by spammers) while still showing a date
> (instead of a question mark) in article list windows.
> - Renamed "matches the pattern" style live filtering and group Find
> searches to "starts with the pattern" to more clearly indicate what it
> is supposed to do, and added the similar "contains the pattern" style
> live filtering and Find searches. Also, formerly if a newsgroup didn't
> match the pattern but did include the pattern in literal form as part
> of its name, that group would count as a match (i.e. if the pattern was
> "a.b" then both "aaa.bbb.ccc" and "xxa.bbb.ccc" would match, as the
> first matches the pattern, and the second name contains it as part of
> its name). This is no longer the case, since it was inconsistent and
> would lead to unwanted matches, and because the "contains the string"
> option is available when this type of matching is desired.
> - Fixed a problem in how sorting reply threads by subject was
> performed and also ensured than in non-threaded mode replies will
> follow non-replies with the same subject.
> - When editing multiple selected filters in the filters list
> window, if the expiration settings for a filter are changed, the filter
> will now also be unexpired if it was previously expired by removing the
> leading '€' character from the filter group name. This means it's now
> easy to batch unexpirations of filters (if the option to keep expired
> filters is enabled, and you find that you wish to again use some
> expired filters. When editing a single expired filter, it is still
> necessary to manually change the filter group name to remove the
> leading '€' to unexpire the filter.
> - Modified scrollwheel support. Now holding down the control key
> while scrolling will accelerate scrolling by a factor of 4 (previously
> the option key was used for scrollwheel acceleration). Holding down the
> option key while using the scrollwheel now acts the same as holding
> down the option key while clicking in the scrollbar arrow buttons,
> typically causing page by page scrolling.
> - Added a graphical tree display to the thread list in article
> windows (when reference threading is enabled). This works with the
> indenting to help show the relationship of the various posts in the
> thread, as does the preexisting feature of bolding the parent and child
> posts for the currently displayed thread. Also, since a single-click is
> always used to choose a new post from the thread list, which is always
> drawn selected in the list, the asterisk that was formerly used to
> indicate the current post in the list is no longer drawn. Finally, when
> the graphical thread tree is drawn, any gaps in the thread caused by a
> missing parent post are indicated by a gap with an x in the tree's
> horizontal limb rather than prefacing the author's name with an
> ellipsis.
> - Worked around a bug in OS X 10.4 which caused incorrect word
> boundary finding, causing words with apostrophe's to be treated as 2
> separate words when doing a spelling check or double-clicking in the
> word.
> - Temp files are named ending in ".noindex" to prevent Spotlight
> indexing and possible file deletion errors. However, under OS X 10.4
> and later, Spotlight can still cause a variety of problems with Thoth
> and other applications, so it makes sense to disable Spotlight indexing
> for folders that don't benefit from such indexing. In the case of
> Thoth, it is strongly recommended that you disable Spotlight indexing
> for the "Thoth Outbox" folder for each news server you use (or perhaps
> better yet, for the folder used for each news server and its contents)
> and the download folders you've configured Thoth to use to save
> articles and binaries.
> - If you hold down the control-key while doing an Extract Binaries
> command, the posts are added to the Queued Transfers list but are
> marked as done/canceled, so that they can be downloaded at a later
> time.
> - Changed how random signature files are recognized to eliminate
> the test for a file type of 'TEXT' but note that it's still important
> that the files be saved as plain text files and not RTF or anything
> else. Files with unix-style end of line breaks are now also handled
> properly.
> - Updated the work-around for a Carbon bug Apple still hasn't fixed
> that sometimes keeps windows from being shown when switching back into
> Thoth after Thoth's windows have been hidden via the Application menu
> Hide command/Hide Others command. Any window that is updated or rebuilt
> while hidden may fall prey to this bug, and now the work-around tries
> to unhide all types of windows that could be affected, including
> article list and message windows.
Et à l'attention particulière de Laurent dit NoNo :

> Développé par Brian Clark, Thoth est un lecteur de Nouvelles. Ses
> fonctions comprennent la visualisation automatique des images
> ramenées, le postage de fichiers binaires, le filtrage (fichiers
> d'élimination) et le tri souples des articles, le regroupement en
> enfilade basé sur les références et la reconnaissance complète de
> multiples codes de caractères. Il peut être utilisé tant comme
> lecteur en ligne que hors ligne. Des serveurs de Nouvelles multiples
> peuvent être utilisés simultanément.

--
Jean-Pierre Kuypers

Veuillez émailler les phrases dans leur con-
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Le présent article étant d'affliction pure, toute ressemblance avec une
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crasmen
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J.P. Kuypers
Le lecteur de Nouvelles Thoth est de retour. Sa version F1.8.0 est
désormais disponible à


Merci beaucoup ;-)

Corentin

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Le #782144
In article (Dans l'article)
"J.P. Kuypers"
Le lecteur de Nouvelles Thoth est de retour. Sa version F1.8.0 est
désormais disponible à
Et bientôt sans doute sur un des miroirs :


Et à l'attention spéciale de Franck :

- The OS X only version of Thoth now offers spelling checking for
message windows. In message windows misspelled words can optionally be
displayed in a distinct color and underlined (similar to URL styling,
and enabled or disabled the same way in the "Fonts and Styles" pane of
Preferences) to make them more obvious. When a single misspelled word
is selected and there are guesses available, the contextual menu will
have a submenu listing the guesses to paste in to correct the spelling.
The Messages pane of the Preferences and Newsgroup Settings dialogs now
allow you to set the default spelling check language for message
windows. That setting, along with the one to display misspelled text in
a distinct color and underlined, can also be adjusted for individual
open message windows via the "Message Options" dialog opened via the
appropriate toolbar button.
- Added support for SMTP authentication (PLAIN and CRAM-MD5
methods). Note that for mail sending to work, you probably must specify
a valid email address for your email address (which you'd want to do
for a private email message anyway) and not one that ends in .invalid
or which is otherwise invalid or nonexistent. Note that mac.com will
reject email if the From address isn't your mac.com email address.
Other SMTP servers may impose comparable rules.
- Tried to work around an OS X bug with drawing checkmark and other
special system symbols on non-Roman systems.
- Fixed a problem with the column formatting of the thread view in
article list windows.
- Added detection and support for JPEG2000 image files (viewable
only under OS X with QuickTime 6). JPEG2000 images may not display
correctly due to possible problems with non-standards compliance by the
encoding application or QuickTime, since JPEG2000 is a new and evolving
standard.
- The View menu Resort command can now be used with the Queued
Transfers List to re-sort items alphabetically by the name of the
article being downloaded or posted. Holding down the shift key resorts
only the selected items. Holding down the option key causes reverse
order sorting. This command was also added to the contextual menu for
the Queued Transfers List window.
- When using the option to add new binaries to extract to the top
of the Queued Transfers list (by holding down the shift key), the items
are now added in such a way that their order in the article list window
is maintained. Previously, since each item in succession was added to
the then-top of the list, the newly added items would appear in the
reverse order of how they were shown in the article list window.
- Fixed a problem with background window updates when editing a
filter from the "Matching Filters" window.
- Added "Show Post Info" command to Special menu for article list
windows to display a text window with header information for the
selected posts. This is similar to the Export command, except the
headers are shown in a text window as they would appear in the original
posts, in a more human readable form that the tab-delimited table of
data produced by the Export command. The main keyboard short for this
new command is 'h.' This command was also added to the contextual menu
for article list windows.
- Modified the 'm' shortcut key to also work in locked size image
windows to change the magnification so that the image is as large as
possible (while not zooming the window larger as is done with
non-locked windows).
- Added Date and Newsgroups headers to the post information text
(optionally) saved with extracted binaries.
- Changed how decoder and queued transfer error sounds are played
to try to work around an OS bug that sometimes causes crashes when
playing the sounds.
- Fixed a bug that erroneously caused filter actions to be done for
article list windows opened from a search window (they should only be
done for article list windows opened from a subscribed group list
window).
- It is now possible to set a long "Expire Active Connections
After" value to deal with news servers that abruptly close connections
that have been open and active a long time.
- If the connection to the news server is lost while downloading a
binary attachment, an attempt to try again with a new connection is now
done automatically.
- After clicking on the Reset button in the Statistics pane of the
"News Server Settings" dialog, the displayed start date wasn't updated
to reflect the change. Fixed.
- Shift-clicking in an image window now works like Ptah to create a
selection rectangle that can then be used to change the magnification
of the image to make the rectangle fill the window, etc. Previously the
change in magnification would happen immediately as soon as the
shift-click and drag was completed.
- Added a work-around for the changed behavior of the Drag Manager
in OS X 10.3 that causes TrackDrag to block when the mouse is not
moved, which interfered with dragging something to the top of bottom of
a view and having the view autoscroll unless the mouse was constantly
wiggled.
- Modified how Date headers are parsed to handle the most common
forms of non-RFC compliance. When filtering on dates it is now possible
to specify a filter that just matches such bad dates without also
specifying that the post be older or newer than a specified number of
days. With these changes it's still possible to filter on bad dates
(most often found in posts by spammers) while still showing a date
(instead of a question mark) in article list windows.
- Renamed "matches the pattern" style live filtering and group Find
searches to "starts with the pattern" to more clearly indicate what it
is supposed to do, and added the similar "contains the pattern" style
live filtering and Find searches. Also, formerly if a newsgroup didn't
match the pattern but did include the pattern in literal form as part
of its name, that group would count as a match (i.e. if the pattern was
"a.b" then both "aaa.bbb.ccc" and "xxa.bbb.ccc" would match, as the
first matches the pattern, and the second name contains it as part of
its name). This is no longer the case, since it was inconsistent and
would lead to unwanted matches, and because the "contains the string"
option is available when this type of matching is desired.
- Fixed a problem in how sorting reply threads by subject was
performed and also ensured than in non-threaded mode replies will
follow non-replies with the same subject.
- When editing multiple selected filters in the filters list
window, if the expiration settings for a filter are changed, the filter
will now also be unexpired if it was previously expired by removing the
leading '€' character from the filter group name. This means it's now
easy to batch unexpirations of filters (if the option to keep expired
filters is enabled, and you find that you wish to again use some
expired filters. When editing a single expired filter, it is still
necessary to manually change the filter group name to remove the
leading '€' to unexpire the filter.
- Modified scrollwheel support. Now holding down the control key
while scrolling will accelerate scrolling by a factor of 4 (previously
the option key was used for scrollwheel acceleration). Holding down the
option key while using the scrollwheel now acts the same as holding
down the option key while clicking in the scrollbar arrow buttons,
typically causing page by page scrolling.
- Added a graphical tree display to the thread list in article
windows (when reference threading is enabled). This works with the
indenting to help show the relationship of the various posts in the
thread, as does the preexisting feature of bolding the parent and child
posts for the currently displayed thread. Also, since a single-click is
always used to choose a new post from the thread list, which is always
drawn selected in the list, the asterisk that was formerly used to
indicate the current post in the list is no longer drawn. Finally, when
the graphical thread tree is drawn, any gaps in the thread caused by a
missing parent post are indicated by a gap with an x in the tree's
horizontal limb rather than prefacing the author's name with an
ellipsis.
- Worked around a bug in OS X 10.4 which caused incorrect word
boundary finding, causing words with apostrophe's to be treated as 2
separate words when doing a spelling check or double-clicking in the
word.
- Temp files are named ending in ".noindex" to prevent Spotlight
indexing and possible file deletion errors. However, under OS X 10.4
and later, Spotlight can still cause a variety of problems with Thoth
and other applications, so it makes sense to disable Spotlight indexing
for folders that don't benefit from such indexing. In the case of
Thoth, it is strongly recommended that you disable Spotlight indexing
for the "Thoth Outbox" folder for each news server you use (or perhaps
better yet, for the folder used for each news server and its contents)
and the download folders you've configured Thoth to use to save
articles and binaries.
- If you hold down the control-key while doing an Extract Binaries
command, the posts are added to the Queued Transfers list but are
marked as done/canceled, so that they can be downloaded at a later
time.
- Changed how random signature files are recognized to eliminate
the test for a file type of 'TEXT' but note that it's still important
that the files be saved as plain text files and not RTF or anything
else. Files with unix-style end of line breaks are now also handled
properly.
- Updated the work-around for a Carbon bug Apple still hasn't fixed
that sometimes keeps windows from being shown when switching back into
Thoth after Thoth's windows have been hidden via the Application menu
Hide command/Hide Others command. Any window that is updated or rebuilt
while hidden may fall prey to this bug, and now the work-around tries
to unhide all types of windows that could be affected, including
article list and message windows.
Et à l'attention particulière de Laurent dit NoNo :


Développé par Brian Clark, Thoth est un lecteur de Nouvelles. Ses
fonctions comprennent la visualisation automatique des images
ramenées, le postage de fichiers binaires, le filtrage (fichiers
d'élimination) et le tri souples des articles, le regroupement en
enfilade basé sur les références et la reconnaissance complète de
multiples codes de caractères. Il peut être utilisé tant comme
lecteur en ligne que hors ligne. Des serveurs de Nouvelles multiples
peuvent être utilisés simultanément.



Bonne nouvelle ! mais dommage que Brian Clark annonce, dans le même
temps, l'abandon du logiciel... A moins que j'ai mal lu ?


J.P. Kuypers
Le #781896
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... dommage que Brian Clark annonce, dans le même temps, l'abandon du
logiciel... A moins que j'ai mal lu ?


En effet cela fait des mois voire des années que Brian Clark déclare
avoir abandonné le produit, mais dans les faits, il semble que le
cordon ne serait pas complètement coupé...

--
Jean-Pierre Kuypers

Veuillez émailler les phrases dans leur con-
texte avant de câbler sciemment.

Le présent article étant d'affliction pure, toute ressemblance avec une
opinion exprimée ne pourra être attribuée qu'au hasard et, en aucun cas,
être considérée comme celle de mon employeur.

crasmen
Le #781895
J.P. Kuypers
... dommage que Brian Clark annonce, dans le même temps, l'abandon du
logiciel... A moins que j'ai mal lu ?


En effet cela fait des mois voire des années que Brian Clark déclare
avoir abandonné le produit, mais dans les faits, il semble que le
cordon ne serait pas complètement coupé...



Pour ce que j'en sais, la situation est financièrement difficilement
tenable pour Brian et même si il a une version 2.0 en partie avancée, il
ne peut se permettre de continuer à travailler dessus. Vu les captures
d'écran que j'ai pu voir de la v2, j'espère que les choses vont changer
et qu'elle verra le jour. Je suis prêt à prendre une licence tout de
suite!!!

Corentin


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