First draft release notes...
[squirrelmail.git] / ReleaseNotes
815d9ba0 1/*****************************************************************
2 * SquirrelMail 1.2.0 *
3 * The "And I Still Have Not Wrapped My Wife's Presents" Release *
4 * December 25, 2001 *
5 *****************************************************************/
7The past year has been anything but uneventful for SquirrelMail.
8This year has seen two leadership changes, the release of the 1.0
9series, the 1.1 development series, and finally the much awaited
101.2.0 release.
12Being one of the most popular webmail clients, the developers of
13SquirrelMail feel a huge desire to continue pusing the envelope and
14making their product better and better. You won't be disappointed
15with this release, as it is by far the most feature rich, and yet it
16is still the same sleak and unbloated app that we have all grown to
17love. Here is an uncomplete list of new features since the last
18stable release.
20 * The Paginator! - This enables quick access to any page in the
21 message list by simply choosing the page number to view
22 rather than tediously clicking "next" 50 times.
23 * Hundreds of UI tweaks - The user interface has been given a
24 facelift. The HTML has been largely overhauled, and while
25 it still has the same general feel, it has been made more
26 intuative.
27 * Drafts - It is now possible to compose a message and save it to
28 be sent at a later date with the drafts option.
29 * Collapsable Folders - The folder list can be collapsed at any
30 parent folder. This makes folder lists with large
31 heirarchital structures much easier to manage and navigate.
32 * New Options Page - The options page has been completely
33 rewritten for several reasons, the main of which was to
34 allow seamless integration of plugin options and to
35 provide uniformity throughout the entire section.
36 * Multiple Identities - It is now possible to create different
37 identities (home, work, school) that can be chosen upon
38 sending. Each identity can have its own email address,
39 full name, and signature.
40 * Reply Citations - Different types of citations are now possible
41 when replying to messages.
42 * Better Attachment Handling - The plugin, attachment_common, has
43 been fully integrated into the core of SquirrelMail. This
44 allows inline viewing of several different types of
45 attachments.
46 * Integration of Several Plugins - The following plugins have been
47 put directly into the core. As a result, be sure not to
48 install these as plugins, as the result may be
49 unpredictable: attachment_common, paginator,
50 printer_friendly, xmailer, sqclock, priority.
51 * Improved support for newer versions of PHP. Note that you may
52 have trouble if you are running PHP version 4.0.100
53 (commonly distributed with Debian 3.0).
54 * Ablity to mark messages as read and unread from the message listing.
55 * Alternating Colors - The message list now alternates row colors
56 by default. This presents a much cleaner and easier to
57 read interface to the user.
59Aside from these obvious front end features, there are hundreds of
60bugs that have been fixed, and much of the code has been optomized
61and/or rewritten. This stable release is far superior in all
62aspects to all previous versions of SquirrelMail.
64 Home Page:
65 Download:
66 ScreenShots:
68Where are we going from here? Good progress is already being made on
69the Great SquirrelMail Rewrite, also known as the 1.3 branch which
70will eventually be called 2.0. Paul has put a lot of effort into
71reorganizing the development team into different teams that have
72different roles. The purpose in doing this is to keep developers on
73track and have to provide some semblance of order. This project has
74grown so large in the past two years that an orderly structure is
75necessary if anything is to get done. The teams are as follows:
77 Stable Series Team: Maintains the stable series
78 Development Series Team: Works on the development series
79 i18n Team: Handles i18n work
80 Plugin Team: Manages the mass of plugins
81 User Support Team: Helps users with their problems
82 Documentation Team: Manages the documentation
83 Evangelism Team: Spreads the good news of SquirrelMail
85For the next few weeks, the developers will be working on bugfixing
86and making the 1.2 series rock solid. After that, about mid
87January, they will start focusing solely on the rewrite.
89 Have a Merry Christmas!
90 Happy SquirrelMailing!
91 - The SquirrelMail Project Team