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May 8, 2010, 12:06:07 PM (10 years ago)
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    1 {{{
    2 The BarnOwl Developers are pleased to announce the release of BarnOwl
    3 version 1.3.
    4 
    5 It has been installed in the Athena locker, and you can download it
    6 from the website [1] or get the source from Github [2]. The full
    7 Changelog is available online [3], but there are a couple of features
    8 I am particularly happy to announce:
    9 
    10  * BarnOwl now supports tab-completion! This includes command names
    11    themselves, as well as the arguments to most common client, zephyr,
    12    IRC, and Jabber commands.
    13 
    14    Currently Zephyr only completes using classes and users it has seen
    15    messages to/from, so it will take a little while to "spin up" in a
    16    new BarnOwl. We plan to add reading of Zephyr subscriptions and
    17    .anyone files soon.
    18 
    19    Please let us know at <barnowl-dev@mit.edu> if there are other
    20    commands you would like to see completion implemented for.
    21 
    22    Thanks to new developer David Benjamin <davidben@mit.edu> for
    23    writing code to complete many of the barnowl-control commands,
    24    including completing filter expressions in :filter and :view -d.
    25 
    26  * The editwin code has been almost completely rewritten. In addition
    27    to be much cleaner, the new code fixes several small but annoying
    28    bugs, and implements C-y to yank the result of the last C-k or C-w.
    29 
    30 [1] http://barnowl.mit.edu/wiki/Download/
    31 [2] http://github.com/nelhage/barnowl/
    32 [3] http://github.com/nelhage/barnowl/blob/barnowl-1.3/ChangeLog
    33 
    34 In addition, there are were new features in 1.2, which I failed to
    35 send an announcement about, that are worth mentioning:
    36 
    37  * BarnOwl now supports personal messages to arbitrary instances
    38    better, e.g. 'zwrite nelhage -i barnowl', in both display and in
    39    the UI for interacting with them. In addition, BarnOwl now
    40    subscribes you to <message,*,%me> by default so that you can
    41    receive these messages.
    42 
    43    We encourage you to try this feature out and let us know if you
    44    find useful, and how it could be improved.
    45 
    46    Thanks to new developer Alex Dehnert <adehnert@mit.edu> for taking
    47    charge on the planning and almost all of the implementation of this
    48    feature.
    49 
    50  * BarnOwl now handles ^C specially and allows it to interrupt some
    51    long-running operations. In particular, searching a long message
    52    list, which can take quite a while, can now be aborted using ^C.
    53 
    54  * The message list now supports a "mark" and in addition to the
    55    current point. You can save where you are with Control-Space, move
    56    somewhere else, and then go back with Control-x Control-x.
    57 
    58    Great for bouncing back and forth between catching up on a backlog
    59    of old messages, and reading what's happening now.
    60 
    61 Thank you as always for using BarnOwl, and please let us know at
    62 <barnowl-dev@mit.edu> or on Zephyr on -c barnowl if you have any
    63 comments, feedback, bug reports, or feature requests.
    64 
    65 - Nelson Elhage
    66 for the BarnOwl developers
    67 }}}
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