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Changes from Pine 4.55 to 4.56

Pine 4.56 is available to download

The following information is also available in Pine itself, in the Release Notes which can be accessed from Pine's MAIN MENU screen:


Version 4.56 is a maintenance release with only a few new features.

Additions include:

  * enable-multiple-newsrcs makes Pine use a different newsrc file for 
    each NNTP server
  * predict-nntp-server makes Pine use current NNTP server for posting
  * Now possible to set the outgoing NNTP server based on the Role being 
  * Option tab-checks-recent to have TAB display number of recent messages
    in a highlighted folder
  * For aggregate Saves there is now a default Save folder, which is 
    derived from the first message being saved
  * If Unix Pine alternate compose editor returns nonzero,
    ask the user if they want to use the resulting file anyway
  * Environment variable, "h_news_config", default values 
  * Missing arguments to -f or -F are prompted for
  * Some speedup to subscribe to news when the whole list of groups is not 

Bugs that have been addressed in this release include:

  * Mbox functionality was broken
  * Take to a Filter or other Rule crashed in 4.55
  * Crash when Sorting on an IMAP server which does not have SORT 
    extension and some other related mystery crashes
  * Features which were changed in Setup/Config and then backed out by 
    answering "No" would sometimes stay changed until 
    quitting Pine
  * After UnCut in composer headers leave the cursor positioned at the 
    end of the uncut text instead of at the beginning or end of the line
  * When Unix Pine forwarded address book entries as a Vcard attachment 
    it added extra carriage returns which caused problems
  * Full header prevented the ability to view the ATTACHMENT INDEX 
  * In MIME Digests, Newsgroups, References, and other headers were 
    ignored when viewing or replying to messages inside the digest
  * PC-Pine installer could possibly present incorrect information for 
    the mail server login name
  * Roles with search criteria weren't being used when composing a new 
  * For attachments of type application/octet-stream, place precedence 
    of a mailcap entry over the file's extension

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