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2 * Release Notes: SquirrelMail 1.2.5 *
3 * The "Welcome to the Teams" Release *
4 * 22 February 2002 *
5 *****************************************************************/
7In this edition of SquirrelMail Release Notes:
8 * All about this Release!!!
9 * Reporting my favorite SquirrelMail 1.2 bug
10 * Important Note about PHP 4.1.0
11 * About our Release Aliases
13All about this Release!!!
16The 1.2 series is continuing to get better and more featured. The
17latest added features are:
19 * MDN Support - You can send and request delivery & read receipts.
20 * Enhanced Search functions - search multiple folders at once,
21 search history
22 * And another pileful of fixes and omtimisations
24See the Changelog file for details.
26Being one of the most popular webmail clients, the developers of
27SquirrelMail feel a huge desire and responsibility to continue push
28the envelope and make SquirrelMail the best it can possibly be. You
29will not be disappointed with this release, as it is by far the most
30feature rich, and yet it is still the same sleek and unbloated and
31cuddly webmail application that we have all grown to love. Here is
32an incomplete list of new features and enhancements since the last
33stable release.
35 * Collapsible Folders - The folder list can be collapsed at any
36 parent folder. This makes folder lists with large
37 hierarchical structures much easier to manage and navigate.
38 * The Paginator! - This enables quick access to any page in the
39 message list by simply choosing the page number to view
40 rather than tediously clicking "next" 50 times.
41 * Hundreds of UI tweaks - The user interface has been given a
42 face-lift. The HTML has been largely overhauled, and while
43 it still has the same general feel, it has been made more
44 intuitive.
45 * Drafts - It is now possible to compose a message and save it to
46 be sent at a later date with the drafts option.
47 * New Options Page - The options page has been completely
48 rewritten for several reasons, the main of which was to
49 allow seamless integration of plugin options and to
50 provide uniformity throughout the entire section.
51 * Multiple Identities - It is now possible to create different
52 identities (home, work, school) that can be chosen upon
53 sending. Each identity can have its own email address,
54 full name, and signature.
55 * Reply Citations - Different types of citations are now possible
56 when replying to messages.
57 * Better Attachment Handling - The plugin, attachment_common, has
58 been fully integrated into the core of SquirrelMail. This
59 allows inline viewing of several different types of
60 attachments.
61 * Integration of Several Plugins - The following plugins have been
62 put directly into the core. As a result, be sure not to
63 install these as plugins, as the result may be (at best)
64 unpredictable: attachment_common, paginator, priority,
65 printer_friendly, sqclock, xmailer.
66 * Improved support for newer versions of PHP. Note that you may
67 have trouble if you are running PHP version 4.0.100
68 (commonly distributed with Debian 3.0).
69 * Ability to mark messages as read and unread from the message listing.
70 * Alternating Colors - The message list now alternates row colors
71 by default. This presents a much cleaner and easier to
72 read interface to the user.
74Aside from these obvious front end features, there are hundreds of
75bugs that have been fixed, and much of the code has been optimized
76and/or rewritten. This stable release is far superior in all
77aspects to all previous versions of SquirrelMail.
79 Home Page:
80 Download:
81 ScreenShots:
84Reporting my favorite SquirrelMail 1.2 bug
87Of course, in the words of Linus Torvalds, this release is officially
88certified to be Bug-Free (tm).
90However, if for some reason some bugs manage to find their way to the
91surface, please report them at once (after all, they ARE uncertified
92bugs!!!) The PROPER place to report these bugs is the SquirrelMail Bug
97Thank you for your cooperation in that issue. That helps us to make
98sure that nothing slips through the cracks. Also, it would help if
99people would check existing tracker items for a bug before reporting
100it again. This would help to eliminate duplicate reports, and
101increase the time we can spend CODING by DECREASING the time we
102spend sorting through bug reports. And remember, check not only OPEN
103bug reports, but also closed ones as a bug that you report MAY have
104been fixed in CVS already.
107Important Note about PHP 4.1.0
110Finally, we have managed to make *this* SquirrelMail release cooperate
111nicely with the new PHP 4.1 release. As opposed to 1.2.4 and before,
112which was less good friends with PHP 4.1.
114So: "Yes! It works"
116About our Release Aliases - by Wouter Teepe
119Back with the release of 1.2.0, back when Christmas was recent, and
120not the Olympics, there was this vision of structurgin the
121SquirrelMail community into "Teams", all doing their own thing.
123Finally, the teams have really kicked off. :-)
125And, I would like to welcome all our new community members, being both
126YOU, the eventful users of SquirrelMail, as well as Simon Dick, Jason
127Munro, Pete Palmer and Chris Hills who have became team leads, as
128well as Marc Groot Koerkamp and Thijs Kinkhorst (both just by incident
129inhabitants of the same country as me :-)) who have recently joined
130SquirrelMail and have made worthy contributions.
132Welcome to the SquirrelMail teams.
134(And now...get the Great Rewrite geared up)
136See for more details.
138 Happy SquirrelMailing!
139 - The SquirrelMail Project Team