source: ChangeLog @ aa2f33b3

Last change on this file since aa2f33b3 was aa2f33b3, checked in by Erik Nygren <>, 19 years ago
Variables now have a summary and a long description. Only the summary is shown with help. The long description is shown with "show variable foo". Fix the scrolling bug where we would sometimes fail to scroll the screen down, leaving the current message off the bottom of the screen. Added a 'scrollmode' variable which determines how the screen will scroll as the cursor moves. The default behaves identically to previous versions of owl. The following modes are supported: normal - This is the owl default. Scrolling happens when it needs to, and an attempt is made to keep the current message roughly near the middle of the screen. (default) top - The current message will always be the the top message displayed. neartop - The current message will be one down from the top message displayed, where possible. center - An attempt is made to keep the current message near the center of the screen. paged - The top message displayed only changes when user moves the cursor to the top or bottom of the screen. When it moves, the screen will be paged up or down and the cursor will be near the top or the bottom. pagedcenter - The top message displayed only changes when user moves the cursor to the top or bottom of the screen. When it moves, the screen will be paged up or down and the cursor will be near the center.
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4        Variables now have a summary and a long description.
5                Only the summary is shown with help.
6                The long description is shown with "show variable foo".
7        Fix the scrolling bug where we would sometimes fail to scroll
8             the screen down, leaving the current message off
9             the bottom of the screen.
10        Added a 'scrollmode' variable which determines how the screen
11             will scroll as the cursor moves.  The default behaves
12             identically to previous versions of owl.
13             The following modes are supported:
14             normal      - This is the owl default.  Scrolling happens
15                           when it needs to, and an attempt is made to
16                           keep the current message roughly near
17                           the middle of the screen.  (default)
18             top         - The current message will always be the
19                           the top message displayed.
20             neartop     - The current message will be one down
21                           from the top message displayed,
22                           where possible.
23             center      - An attempt is made to keep the current
24                           message near the center of the screen.
25             paged       - The top message displayed only changes
26                           when user moves the cursor to the top
27                           or bottom of the screen.  When it moves,
28                           the screen will be paged up or down and
29                           the cursor will be near the top or
30                           the bottom.
31             pagedcenter - The top message displayed only changes
32                           when user moves the cursor to the top
33                           or bottom of the screen.  When it moves,
34                           the screen will be paged up or down and
35                           the cursor will be near the center.\n",
38        Refixed 'login or login' typo in help
39        Fixed M-u description
40        Removed 'first' and 'last' from basic command help
41        Added M-N to basic key help
42        Added M-D, M-u to basic key help
43        Fixed a quoting problem in
44        Changed top of help to use 'show' instead of M-x
45        Fixed a bug in the summary field for user-created aliases
46        Added "reply zaway" which sends a zaway response to the current msg.
47        Added "edit:delete-prev-word" command and bound M-BACKSPACE to it.
48        Added owl_sprintf which returns the formatted string, or NULL.
49                The caller must free this string.
50                This will allocate enough memory and thus
51                avoid potential some buffer overrun situations.
52        Started fixing some potential buffer overrun situations.
53        Simple implementation of 'zwrite -m' (doesn't yet log an outgoing
54                message as having been sent.)
55        The "Not logged in or subscribing to messages" error
56                now includes the name of the recipient.
57        The "disable-ctrl-d" variable may also be set to "middle"
58                which will result in ctrl-d only sending at the
59                end of the message.  This is now the default.
60                This also added a command "editmulti:done-or-delete".
61        Fixed a bug in the "reply -e" command.
62        Always clear the command buffer before executing the command.
63                (So that interactive commands can sanely do start-command.)
64        Fixed preservation of e->dotsend across owl_editwin_clear().
65        Added history for multiline edit windows (eg, for zephyr composition).
66                The M-n and M-p keys will cycle through the history ring.
67                In particular, it is now possible to edit the command line
68                of a zephyr being composed:  C-c it and restart it
69                and then M-p to get the aborted composition back.
70        Added owl::send_zwrite(command, message) to the perl glue
71                to allow for the direct sending of multi-line messages.
72                For example:  owl::send_zwrite("-c foo -i bar", "hello");
73        Reverted attempted fix for the pagedown problem
74                which just made things worse.
75        Changed owl_fmtext_print_plain to return an alloc'd string to
76                avoid buffer overrun risks.
77        Added owl::ztext_stylestrip("...") function to perlglue
78                 which returns the ztext with formatting stripped out.
79        Added colorztext variable which can be used to disable @color()
80                 strings arriving in messages after it is set.
81                 (Currently, changing its value won't reformat messages).
82        Outgoing zephyr logging now obeys the logpath variable.
83        The '~' character in logpath and classlogpath now gets
84                 replaced with the user's home directory.
85        Added simple implementation of smartnarrow-to-admin that
86                 creates a "type-admin" autofilter.
87                 This was done mostly so that M-C-n and M-C-p do something
88                 sane on admin messages.
89        Added opera to the allowed options to the webbrowser variable.
90        Fixed some buffer overruns in the "reply" command.
91        When repying to "all" on a message that begins with "CC:" (eg, sent
92                 with "zwrite -C", the reply line will be constructed
93                 from the sender and the usernames on the CC: line
94                 of the message being replied to.
95        There is no such thing as C-R, so left C-r as it is but added:
96                 M-r --- edit reply to all
97                 M-R --- edit reply to sender
100        Added RCS Id strings to all files.
101        'show keymaps' shows details of all keymaps after summary list.
102        Added --no-move option to delete command.
103                In particular, delete-and-always-move-down may now
104                be implemented with
105                '( delete --no-move ; next --skip-deleted )'.
106        Folded the nextmsg and prevmsg commands and functions together into
107                one command which takes arguments.
108                Added '--filter <name>' option (eg, for next_personal),
109                '--skip-deleted' option, and
110                '--last-if-none'/'--first-if-none' options.
111                Help updated accordingly. 
112                In particular, the 'personal' view is now used
113                for 'next personal'. 
114        Updated examples/owlconf.erik with the above.
115        Fixed the annoying pagedown sometimes-not-working bug.
116        Made owl_function_fast*filt return a string and not do the
117                narrowing, to make it more general.
118        Added a smartfilter command that creates a filter
119                based on the current message and returns the name
120                of the filter.
121        Added --smart-filter and --smart-filter-instance options
122                to the next and prev commands.
123        Added M-C-n and M-C-p keybindings to "move to next message
124                matching current" and "move to previous message
125                matching current"
126        Added variables edit:maxfillcols and edit:maxwrapcols which
127                will limit how wide editing paragraphs may get before
128                they get wrapped.  This is a max and may be narrower
129                depending on the current size of the window.
130                If 0, the max is unlimited.  Default is 70 columns for
131                edit:maxfillcols and unlimited for edit:maxwrapcols.
132        Added smartzpunt command with key binding of "C-x k".
133                This starts a zpunt command filled in with
134                the proposed zpunt.
135        Fixed a memory reference bug in delete and undelete commands.
136        Added support for perl to call directly back into owl.
137        Changed the implementation of owl::command("...") to immediately
138                call back into owl.  This allows perl to get the return
139                value of strings returned by owl commands.
140        Added the getview command which returns the name of the current
141                view's filter. 
142        Added the getvar command which returns the value of a variable.
143        Added an example to examples/owlconf.erik which uses TAB to
144                narrow and restore the view. 
145        Added an example to examples/owlconf.erik which uses M-c to
146                color messages matching the current one green.
149        Integrated change to fix problem with popup blinking on new zephyrs.
150        C-l and resizes will now refresh an open viewwin (eg, help).
151        Updated doc/code.txt to include info about filters, commands,
152                contexts, and keybindings.
153        Ooops.  "delete view" had accidentally been misbound to M-d.
154                Switched the binding back to M-D.
155        Exec commands cleaned up to not have buffer-size limitations
156                and to not mess up spaces.  exec also returns a string
157                of the output now.
158        Integrated changes from 1.1.3, and added docs for "zlocate -d"
159                and new show commands.
160        Show with arguments produces help on show.
161        Fix a bug in readconfig caught by efence (where we'd try to read before
162                the beginning of a string if it was empty).
163        The perl command doesn't do makemsg directly, but instead
164             returns the string and it will get printed if it
165             was run interactively.
166        New framework for command handling.
167        New framework for keymap handling.
168        Added commands for everything that is bound
169             to a key (do 'show commands' to get the full list).
170        Added 'multi' and '(' commands to allow multiple commands
171             to be specified on a line.             
172        Added user keybindings with bindkey command.
173        Added command aliases (eg, "alias foo bar").
174        Added undelete command that parallels the delete command.
175        Added additional options to delete command.
176        The reply command now takes arguments.
177        Added 'edit:insert-text' command.
178        Added 'show zpunts' to show active punt filters.
179        Added 'show variable <name>' and 'show variables'.
180        Added 'show command <name>' and 'show commands'.
181        Added 'show keymap <name>' and 'show keymaps'.
182        Added 'M-u' to undelete all messages in current view.
183        Fixed dotsend so that the zephyr will still send if there
184             is whitespace after the dot but not on the same line.
185             This should resolve an issue where dotsend wouldn't work
186             if you'd gone up and edited a zephyr.
189        'show subs' and 'show subscriptions' are now the same as 'getsubs'
190        zlocate now takes an optional -d argument
191        'show terminal' / 'show term'
192        '>' / last doesn't set the last message at the top of the screen now
193        implemented _followlast as an unsupported feature
194        include 'default' in the 'show colors' list
195        added help for 'zpunt' and 'zunpunt'
196        changed the bug address in the startup message
197        can now do 'show status'
198        can now do 'show version'
199        'status' / 'show status' includes the owl version number now
200        'show terminal' includes whether the terminal can change colors
201        fixed off by one bugs in paging / scrolling viewwin
202        don't downcase the sender when getting the log name for personals
203        support @owl::fields as well as @fields
204        downcase class/inst filter names in auto filters
207        Fixed memory mishandling bug
208        Fixed bug in redfining the filter attached to the current view
209        M-n will narrow to message, instance on non-personal, class
210             MESSAGE messages
211        M-N behavies like M-n except that on class messages it narrows
212            to class and instance
213        line wrap earlier, to account for tabbing
214        fixed typo in help
215        'status' command now displays info on terminal color support
216        zephyr @ formatting is now case independant
217        added support for color terminals
218        zephyr @color(foo) now works
219        'D' for deleted messages is now not bold, unless it's the current
220          message
221        F1 displays the help screen
222        added filter colors
223        added the 'colorview' command
224        added the 'show colors' command
225        users who don't have a .zephyr.subs get a simpler format for
226          incoming messages
227        If colors are available 'show filters' will show a filter in the
228          color associated with it.
229        Added the zpunt and zunpunt commands
230        Lines in the subs file starting with '-' are zpunted
231        Include login/logout messages in auto user filters
232        'V' changes to the home view ('all' by default)
235        Fixed perl, aperl, and pperl commands to deal with quoting
236              and spaces in a saner manner.
237        Removed all owl_get_* methods for booleans and switched
238              cases where they were used to owl_is_*
239        Changes to owlconf.erik to use some new features.
240        Increased the size of the help buffer (as it
241              was overflowing and truncating the help message).
242        Variables prefixed with a _ are not shown in help
243              or by printallvars (and prefixed Not Yet Implemented
244              variables with this).
245        Fix typo in help
246        include stdio.h in functions.c
247        remove stale "q to quit" from bottom of info message
248        fix downward scrolling more than a page
249        use authentication for zlocate, by default
250        fixed buffer over run in info command on long messages
251        call 'perl <file>' from Makefile to avoid hardcoding perl paths
252        in Makefile don't build owl_prototypes.h unless necessary
253        store the time for admin messages
254        display admin message time in 'info' command
255        fixed an editwin M-> last character bug
258        reply is a normal function now
259        'R' does reply to sender
260        'T' tells you how many messages were marked for deletion
261        local realm removed from login / logout messages
262        added command history
263        better runtime / starttime reporting in 'status' command
264        leave the pointer near the current message after expunge
265        C-l recenters editwin
266        implemented zlocate
267        @italic works the same as @i
268        on reply only quote class / instance when necessary
269        C-r allows you to edit the reply line
270        don't use unecessary options in reply line
271        display 'info' errors in msgwin, not popup
272        impelemnted aexec, pexec commands
273        the zsig now goes through ztext formatting
274        messages have id numbers now
275        'info' prints the msgid
276        added the 'filter' command
277        added the 'view' command
278        added the 'show filter' command
279        added the 'viewclass' (and 'vc') commands
280        added the 'viewuser' (and 'vu') commands
281        M-n will filter to the current class or user
282        'v' starts a view command
283        M-D will delete all messages in current view
284        added the 'delete' (and 'del') command
285        load-subs with no argument loads the default subs file
286        '<truncated>' is now when the *current* message is truncated
287        the reply-lockout filter (with default) specifices messages that
288           cannot be replied to.
289        in the configfile owl::receive_msg is run whenever a message is
290          received
291        added the beep command
292        added the contributors file
293        declare ZGetSubscriptions and ZGetLocations since the includes
294          don't seem to
295        fixed bug in displaying last line in popwin if no final '\n'
296        'T' uses the 'trash' filter now
297        zaway_msg, zaway_msg_default and zaway are all user variables now.
298        zsig variable overrides zsigproc
299        If there's no appendtosepbar don't interfear with the sepbar
300        Changed: owl_message_get_numlines will return 0 of m is NULL
301        Added login messages to messages marked by owl_function_delete_automsgs
302        Added owl_function_delete_by_id(id) which acts independent of view
303        Added "-id <id>" option to delete command
304        Fixed an arg checking bug in delete command
305        Added owl::id to perl namespace with message id
306        Fixed a memory corruption bug in readconfig.c (where right
307              after the strdup to "out", we'd strcat a \n onto the end.
308              This would be triggered whenever owl::format_msg returned
309              a string not ending in a newline
310        Added 'X' keybinding which expunges and then switches to
311              a view defined by the variable "view_home" which defaults
312              to "all"
313        Consolidated readconfig.c somewhat to remove duplication.
314              owl_config_execute now returns a string.
315        Added an example config file that does vt-style formatting.
316              (examples/owlconf.vtformat)
317        Added the 'perl', 'aperl', and 'pperl' commands which will
318              evaluate perl expressions.
319        Fixed bug where pclose zsigproc would cause zombies
320        Can set zsigproc or zsig to "" to disable
321        Added support for multiple browsers (galeon and none were added).
322              Configure with the "webbrowser" variable.
323        Changing typewinsize height triggers resize event.
324        Added zsig variable which will be used if no zsigproc and non-empty.
325        Added "make test" rule to Makefile which will run regression tests,
326              and added regression testing framework to tester
327        Fixed to ignore static declarations.
328        Added dict.c which contains string->ptr dictionary routines
329              and the owl_dict type.
330              These include regression tests.
331        Overhaul/rewrite of variable handling.  Variables are now managed
332              in an owl_vardict (in g.vars) which contains a dictionary
333              of owl_variable's.  Each owl_variable has dispatch functions
334              for validating values, setting it and getting it,
335              and for setting it to and from string values.
336              The variable.c file contains the list of variables.
337              Stubs for the owl_global_<varname>_get functions and friends
338              are generated from variable.c by
339              The help.c messages for variables now calls into variable.c
340              so all information about most variables is in one place.   
341        Cleaned out code from global.c and command.c that was made obselete
342              by variable overhaul.
343        The set command now takes a -q option to not log a message.
344        Fixed a bug where set and print with no arguments would
345              print "Undefined variable" in addition
346              to running owl_function_printallvars.
347        debug is now a variable that can be turned on and off.
348        Fixed mail,inbox message parsing in examples/owlconf.erik
349        Made zaway_msg and zaway_msg_default into variables
350        Changed owl_function_makemsg and owl_function_debugmsg
351               to use varargs (ie, so they can now take a format
352               string with args).
353        Don't allow " and \ characters in URLs with the "w" command.
354        Removed lots of build warnings.
355        Popwins are wider by default so help messages fit better.
356        Added an atokenize_free function.
357        Fixes to work with an older version of libzephyr.
358        Added dependencies on header files to
359        Added pageup and pagedown key bindings to message list
360        Added pageup and pagedown to viewwin
361        Added configfile section to doc/intro.txt (from example config file)
362        Added appendtosepbar variable which may contain text which will
363              be appended to the sepbar.  This allows the configfile
364              to put information about pings and logins into
365              the sepbar.  (It may be worth also providing a variable
366              which enables this by default, but for now this allows
367              for experimenting with what works well.)
368        Added doc/code.txt which gives a brief overview of the code.
369        Added tags makefile rule and added TAGS to distclean rule.
372        fix frees in loadsubs and loadloginsubs
373        don't return in owl_free
376        'print' and 'set' with no arguments prints all variables
377        Added the 'unsubscribe' and 'unsub' command
378        Renamed the 'unsub' command to 'unsuball'
379        Added the 'getsubs' command which is like zctl ret
380        Fixed bug in logging messages sent to more than one recipient
381        Support '-C', '-O', and '-n' options to zwrite
382        Fixed bug in owl_editwin_delete_char when there are no later chars
383          after the cursor
384        Make "more" and "truncated" work in the status bar
385        enable printing of zsigproc and loginsubs variables
386        only allow message scrolling if the message is actually off the
387          screen
388        'T' will mark all automated message for deletion
389        'P' will go to the next personal message
390        'M-P' will go to the previous personal message
391        replying to a login message goes to the user now
392        added a status command
393        added the intro doc to the release
394        fixed off by one bug in viewwin
395        added complete online help
396        pass $owl::realm in configfile
397        fixed editwin wordwrapping on the last line
398        fixed editwin problem with key_right past the last char
399        print an error and quit if the configfile can't be parsed
400        got rid of owl_mainwin_calculate_topmsg
401        fixed off by one error in calculating topmsg upwards
402        you can now reply to an admin message
403        don't display an error about keypress on window resize
406        fixed bug in viewing messages longer than the screen
407        indicate in the sepbar if there is a non zero vert offset
408        send on '.' on a line by itself
409        added disable-ctrl-d variable
410        fixed bug where C-k did not delete the last \n in the buffer
411        make non-character meta keys work
412        use ZSendNotice instead of ZSendList
413        implemented <, >, M-< and M-> in viewwin
414        removed the spaces at the bottom of viewwin
415        added 'about' command
416        fixed bug using 'M' with no current message
417        changed message object to use char *'s to save on memory
418        change malloc, realloc, strdup and free to use owl hooks so that
419           debugging can be added
422        fixed a trailing space bug in the parser
423        impelemented the "burning ears" feature
424        have admin messages do ztext parsing
425        fixed bug in reporting which M- key was pressed
426        C-g will now cancel commands like C-c
429        implemented owl_function_full_redisplay().
430        C-l uses owl_function_full_redisplay().
431        when a popwin exists to a full redisplay.  (fixes bug)
432        improved the owl_editwin_process_char logic
433        removed all unnecessary wrefresh's and replaced with wnoutrefesh
434        owl_editwin_redisplay now takes an argument to optionally doupdate()
435        improved the cut-and-paste speed by not doing a usleep the first
436          time through the loop after getting a keypress.
437        nuked typwin.c and associated stuff.  It's useless now.
438        added viewwin code for paging windows
439        curly braces work for zephyr formatting
440        @i in zephyr formatting will be displayed as underlined text
441        turned off idlok
442        implemented viewwin
443        implemented viewwi in popwin for pageable popwins
444        help, info now use pageable popwins
445        bound 'M' to bring the current message up in a popwin
446        return, space bar, 'b' and backspace now scroll within a message
447        turned off resize message
448        C-v and M-v page the main window
449        implemented owl_message_is_mail
450        some build cleanup
454        added owl_message_is_personal and have things use it
455        added owl_message_is_private
456        fixed 'print personalbell' and have 'set personalbell'
457           print a message
458        bold only on message_is_personal
459        display the realm if not local
460        implemented M-f, M-b, M-d, M-<, M-> in editwin
461        implemnted word wrapping in editwin
462        implemented M-q (paragraph-fill) in editwin
463        fixed bug that caused owl to segfault logging a 'weird' class
464        M-x is a keysym for ':'
465        added smart bolding and userclue
466        fixed a bug causing pings to beep even if rxping is off
469        fixed bug in logging code
472        implemented personal logging
473        implemented class logging
474        implemented resize of typewin
475        fixed the backspace problem
476        -v command line option prints the version number
479        load-subs will report error opening file
480        skip comment lines in loadsubs and loadloginsubs
481        changed internal references to rxping and txping
482        fix replying to a blank instance
483        added subscribe command
484        subscribe to login messages from .anyone by default
485        'loginsubs' variarble controlls automated login messages
486        redisplay the editwin after a resize
487        leave the cursor in the editwin if active
488        fix problems in the build system
489        added displayoutgoing variable
490        temporarily removed error printing for zlog in / out
493        fixed bug in "message sent to <foo>" for zwrite
496        help updated
497        zaway key set to caps A
498        support zephyring other realms
499        rxping variable for receiving pings
500        txping variable for sending pings
501        function in place to resize typwin
502        C-l to refresh
503        personal bell variable
504        beta message now an admin message
507        Added the debug command and flag
508        Fixed bug in printing fields in info command
509        Added owl_fmtext_append_ztext and use it
510        Better formating for pings and login zephyrs
511        make tester depends on proto
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