On May 12, 1998 at 18:10, "Nevel, Simeon" wrote:
The next release should be better about giving the proper error
When's the new release due and what nifty new features does
Unsure on its delivery date.
Or would that be telling?
Not at all. Here is the current CHANGES list (Note: there are some
changes still being worked on):
o Perl 5 is now required to run MHonArc. Although the code
base is still "Perl 4-style", many changes made use Perl 5
o GENIDX now supports the use of MULTIPG (w/IDXSIZE).
o New resources:
ANNOTATE - Annotate message(s).
LOCK - To lock, or not to lock.
NOTE - Annotate markup.
NOTEIA - Inactive annotate markup.
NOTEDIR - Directory where annotations are located.
NOTETEXT - Annotation text.
PAGENUM - Page to output when using GENIDX with
READDB - Just load the database
(useful for application front-ends).
o New resource variables:
$DDMMYYYY$ - Day/Mon/Year(4 digit)
$MMDDYYYY$ - Mon/Day/Year(4 digit)
$MSG$ - Filename of message page
$SORTTYPE$ - Type of sort in use for main index
$TSORTTYPE$ - Type of sort in use for thread index
$YYYYMMDD$ - Year(4 digit)/Mon/Day
o The $GMTDATE$, $LOCALDATE$, $MSGGMTDATE$, and $MSGLOCALDATE$
resource variables can now take a format string specification
(as defined by the *DATEFMT resources) to provide a local
override format specification of the date. Example:
will print the local HH:MM of the current message.
o MHonArc is now smarter when the RMM resource is used. MHonArc
will now only update pages that are required when messages
are removed instead of doing a force update on all pages.
RMM operations will now perform much faster.
o Subject based replies are not treated as a separate "group"
when printing thread index pages. I.e. Subject based replies
no longer cause a separate TSUBLISTBEG and TSUBLISTEND to
be invoked. Before, it was a problem if the HTML OL element
was used. OL numbering would restart when subject based
replies were printed.
o MHonArc uses rename instead of file copying when editing
pages. Should provide a speed increase when editing archive
o Reason when a file cannot be opened or created ($! is now
included in the error message).
o If unable to lock an archive (and -force not specified),
MHonArc will now return an exit status of 75 (EX_TEMPFAIL).
o Some changes to code to make it suitable for MHonArc to be
embedded into other Perl programs. The most significant
changes was to make it possible to process more than one
archive in a single process instance (note, archives can
only be processed in sequence and not in parallel). Now it
easier to write different application front-ends to MHonArc
(like the web interface).
o Some other code cleanup in the hopes to improve performance.
Earl Hood | University of California: Irvine
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