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2 * Release Notes: SquirrelMail 1.2.6 *
3 * The "Two Journeys" Release *
4 * 29 April 2002 *
5 *****************************************************************/
6
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 4.2.0
11 * About our Release Aliases
12
13All about this Release!!!
14=========================
15
16Squirrelmail.
17It's feature set is that of a desktop client.
18It's ease of use is unheard of.
19It's ..ehem.. bug free.
20There is nowhere else to go...
21Except to the 1.2.6 stable version of Squirrelmail!!
22
23 We are excited to bring you the latest and greatest Squirrelmail release
24to date. More features you say? You got it. Better performance is what
25you need? Expect it. Looking for a Sqirrelmail with less bugs? It is here.
26Here are some highlights:
27
28 * Greatly improved Cross Site Scripting Protection with a new custom
29 html filter.
30 * Improved search and filter functions, allowing for non-ascii search
31 and filter criteria.
32 * Server side sorting capability to improve performance with large
33 mailboxes.
34 * Most importantly, Many, many bugfixes. And more bugfixes. did I mention
35 bugfixes?
36
37See the Changelog file for details.
38
39 Being one of the most popular webmail clients, the developers of
40SquirrelMail feel a huge desire and responsibility to continue push
41the envelope and make SquirrelMail the best it can possibly be. You
42will not be disappointed with this release, as it is by far the most
43feature rich, and yet it is still the same sleek and unbloated and
44cuddly webmail application that we have all grown to love. Here is
45an incomplete list of some of the great features that Squirrelmail
46has to offer:
47
48 * Collapsible Folders - The folder list can be collapsed at any
49 parent folder. This makes folder lists with large
50 hierarchical structures much easier to manage and navigate.
51 * Fix for the "theme passed as cookie" exploit posted to the bug-
52 traq mailing list.
53 * The Paginator! - This enables quick access to any page in the
54 message list by simply choosing the page number to view
55 rather than tediously clicking "next" 50 times.
56 * Hundreds of UI tweaks - The user interface has been given a
57 face-lift. The HTML has been largely overhauled, and while
58 it still has the same general feel, it has been made more
59 intuitive.
60 * Drafts - It is now possible to compose a message and save it to
61 be sent at a later date with the drafts option.
62 * Ability to mark messages as read and unread from the message listing.
63 * New Options Page - The options page has been completely
64 rewritten for several reasons, the main of which was to
65 allow seamless integration of plugin options and to
66 provide uniformity throughout the entire section.
67 * Multiple Identities - It is now possible to create different
68 identities (home, work, school) that can be chosen upon
69 sending. Each identity can have its own email address,
70 full name, and signature.
71 * Ability to forward messages as attachments from the message listing.
72 * Reply Citations - Different types of citations are now possible
73 when replying to messages.
74 * Better Attachment Handling - The plugin, attachment_common, has
75 been fully integrated into the core of SquirrelMail. This
76 allows inline viewing of several different types of
77 attachments.
78 * Integration of Several Plugins - The following plugins have been
79 put directly into the core. As a result, be sure not to
80 install these as plugins, as the result may be (at best)
81 unpredictable: attachment_common, paginator, priority,
82 printer_friendly, sqclock, xmailer.
83 * Improved support for newer versions of PHP. Recommended versions
84 are 4.0.3 -> 4.1.2.
85 * Server-side sorting support adds speed to the mailbox display, even
86 with large mailboxes. Server-sid thread sorting support allows
87 users to display mailboxes in thread-sort order.
88
89
90I am sure there are plenty more features I have missed. You just have
91to try it for yourself!
92
93Having been involved with Squirrelmail for a while I can safely say
94that this stable release has the most bugfixes to date. The invaluable
95contributions of the Squirrelmail community, from developers and users
96alike have helped to make this release of Squirrelmail the best yet.
97
98 Home Page: http://www.squirrelmail.org/
99 Download: http://www.squirrelmail.org/download.php
100 ScreenShots: http://www.squirrelmail.org/screenshots.php
101
102
103Reporting my favorite SquirrelMail 1.2 bug
104==========================================
105
106Of course, in the words of Linus Torvalds, this release is officially
107certified to be Bug-Free (tm).
108
109However, if for some reason some bugs manage to find their way to the
110surface, please report them at once (after all, they ARE uncertified
111bugs!!!) The PROPER place to report these bugs is the SquirrelMail Bug
112Tracker.
113
114 http://www.squirrelmail.org/bugs
115
116Thank you for your cooperation in that issue. That helps us to make
117sure that nothing slips through the cracks. Also, it would help if
118people would check existing tracker items for a bug before reporting
119it again. This would help to eliminate duplicate reports, and
120increase the time we can spend CODING by DECREASING the time we
121spend sorting through bug reports. And remember, check not only OPEN
122bug reports, but also closed ones as a bug that you report MAY have
123been fixed in CVS already.
124
125
126Important Note about PHP 4.2.0
127==============================
128
129 A few days before this release, PHP 4.2.0 hit the net. The Squirrelmail
130team has not had a chance to test this new version of PHP with the 1.2.6
131release. The recommended versions of PHP for Squirrelmail 1.2.6 is 4.0.3
132through 4.1.2.
133
134
135About our Release Aliases - By Jason Munro
136=========================
137
138Squirrelmail has started on a new journey.
139Two journeys really.
140
141In one, our beloved hero delves deep inside its squirrel-self,
142searching for calmness and peace with its surroundings.
143Striving to hone its squirrel-skills against any and all obstacles.
144
145This is the stable path.
146
147In the other, our champion has shed the failures of its past and
148started anew on a wild adventure through uncharted territory. The
149dangers are great, but so are the rewards.
150
151This is the development path.
152
153
154 Squirrelmail 1.2.6 is the latest stepping-stone on the stable
155path. It leads to a Squirrelmail of unseen dependablity and
156performance.
157 Squirrelmail 2.0 development has begun. This is the first step
158on the journey down the development path. New worlds of possiblity
159are opening up with each step.
160
161Forget what you thought you knew about Squirrelmail,
162and get ready for a whole new nut.
163
164
165 Happy SquirrelMailing!
166 - The SquirrelMail Project Team