This information is for the sake of completeness all Beta version are obsoleted by version 1.0.
Version syntax is Version Number Major (M), version number minor (m) subversion letter (a) - Designation - "text string"
M is changed when a lot of changes have been made.
m is changed for small additions and bug fixes.
a is changed for minor bug fixes.
Designation is a name for the release taken from the way the 'Tin' Guys did their SOM & FOTN postscripts.
Syntax M.ma ("text")
|0.1 to 0.4b ("She said C'mon let me live.")||Pre-release test versions.|
|0.5a ("Deeper Understanding.")||Adds a 6 group limit on X-posts, first distributed version.|
|0.5b ("Deeper Understanding.")||Adds Signature file functionality and fixes a potential segment violation bug.|
|0.6a ("Feed The Fire.")|| Adds INN support and together with a rewrite, gives improved article retrieval.
'Update All' groups, is now implemented, and a nasty groups purge bug is fixed.
|0.6b ("Feed The Fire.")|| Adds Connect/reconnect function and applies it to connection recovery.
Adds Group file rebuild from last read and rebuild entire,(full refetch).
'File' menu is renamed to a more appropriate Ctrl,(ConTRoL).
|0.6c ("Feed The Fire.")|| Adds 'read options' - 'don't count articles in thread' for much faster main
message screen rebuilds. 'Start with view all' may be set.
|0.6d ("Feed The Fire.")|| Adds *case sensitive* Find, function for group and thread views. Also a couple of
short cut keys have been re-assigned, and the BNews Icon has been changed slightly.
|0.7a ("Passing Through Air.")|| Adds reply via email and new email. Both queue and send immediately.
Connection recovery greatly improved. Bug fixed in header fetching code.
|0.7b ("Passing Through Air.")|| Fixes a serious bug in the groups subscribe/unsubscribe code.
if you are using previous versions you should upgrade.
|0.7c ("Passing Through Air.")|| Adds a startup auto-resend function which also facilitates header hacks.
Also greatly increases the lost connection time-out.
|0.7d ("Passing Through Air.")|| Adds fetch last 3 days option for new groups.
Alters some sub-menu names and adds more options.
|0.8a ("Spellbound.")|| Fixes a nasty bug that stop BNews fetching new articles when a killfile was set.
Adds a full function spell checker to both Mail and News.
|0.8b ("Spellbound.")|| Fixes 'threading' offset so it actually works! Fixes group control, all groups list.
Adds a cleaner front end and colour, to front end and group control.
|0.9a ("Possessed.")|| Adds Kept/Sent viewing, improves UI and NStat, fixes bug in 'unread only' article
count, limits scrollbar travel in main UI, addresses some article retrieval problems.
|0.9b ("Possessed.")|| Adds user authentication code,(at last). Fixes more article retrieval bugs.
Fixes group control lock-up when there are no groups.
|0.9c ("Possessed.")|| Adds send and receive of UUENCODEd binaries. Fixes a crash when only 1 article is listed.
Fixes not sending MODE READER and QUIT bugs. Now Deletes orphaned group files.
|0.9d ("Possessed.")|| Fixes a Serious bug which stopped it displaying articles once kept/send was used.
Fixes a couple of other bugs, adds file UUDecoder.