ANNOUNCE: MHonArc v2.1.1

1998-02-18 18:57:32
MHonArc Users,

MHonArc v2.1.1 is available for consumption.  This a bug-fix and minor
enhancment release.  Along with the release is an updated FAQ.  The
latest distribution can be obtained from

Following is the list changes for v2.1.1:


        o  Added DATEFIELDS resource.  The resource allows the user to
           specify the fields (and order) that are checked when
           MHonArc extracts the date of a message.

        o  RMM can now take message number ranges and/or message-ids.

        o  Added $FROMADDR$ variable for MAILTOURL resource.

        o  Message-id printed in warning about unable to parse date.
           Helps users locate offending message.

        o  'No Author' used if no message sender is not present.

    Bug Fixes
    Problem:    Message with dates after 2037, or before 1970, will hang
                MHonArc, not get processed, or listed in wrong order.
    Solution:   The problem is that Perl's library cannot
                handle dates out of those ranges (same applies to
                Time::Local).  Since get_time_from_date() is the only
                routine require the services of, the
                routine will generate a warning of bad years and use
                the current year.

    Problem:    Anchors to attachments in a message converted via
                SINGLE do not contain OUTDIR if OUTDIR is specified.
                OUTDIR may want to be set to all attachments to be
                contained in a separate directory from the converted
    Solution: now checks $SINGLE variable set by the
                main code during startup.  If set, the value of
                $OUTDIR is prepending to any hrefs to external files.

    Problem:    February is misspelled "Febuary" in
    Solution:   Change the spelling so its correct.

    Problem:    Lowercase timezones in dates are not recognized.
    Solution:   Code modified to convert zones to uppercase when
                performing hash lookups.

    Problem:    Specified filenames of attachments sometimes have a
                ';' appended when utilizing the "usename" option is
                set for
    Solution:   Fixed MAILhead_get_disposition() in to
                strip off ';' parameter separator.

    Problem:    Specified filenames with spaces of attachments are not
                recognized properly.  Filename gets truncated to first
                occurance of a space.
    Solution:   Fixed MAILhead_get_disposition() in to
                to handle filenames with spaces.

    Problem:    The HTMLEXT resource does not affect the numbered index
                page filenames of a MUTLIPG archive.
    Solution:   write_main_index() and write_thread_index() fixed.

    Problem:    Anchor text of MAILTOURL links is translated to URL
                escaped text.
    Solution:   mailUrl() routine fixed.

    Problem:    Message 0 could not be deleted if specified with more
                than one 0 (eg: 00000);
    Solution:   rmm() routine fixed.

    Problem:    SUBJECTHEADER does not get stored in the db.
    Solution:   output_db() routine updated to save SUBJECTHEADER.

    Problem:    Empty links can be created if there is no "From" defined
                for a message and it is used as link text.
    Solution:   Use 'No Author' as "From" if not defined.

    Problem:    If a user defined resource variable is a string that
                Perl interprets as a false value, it will not be used.
    Solution:   Changed code to used define() function in

    Problem:    Expired messages are not removed when a the main index
                is not sorted by date.
    Solution:   Always sort message by date when doing expire check.

             Earl Hood              | University of California: Irvine
      ehood(_at_)medusa(_dot_)acs(_dot_)uci(_dot_)edu      |      Electronic 
Loiterer | Dabbler of SGML/WWW/Perl/MIME

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