4/11/2002, 12:29pm EDT
java-0.2 just released. Lots of new functionality. Also, the perl version
is now no longer under development, officially. They're almost equal in all
areas, and there are places where the Java version is better. There's also a
new website under construction, preview it here
3/9/2002, 3:44pm EST
Well, frumailer-java-0.1 is out, whoopee. It's not much of a release, but
it makes me feel like I'm making progress. Compatibility with the perl versions
might be a hitch, but I don't think so. We're off, though.
3/1/2002, 2:36pm EST
Announcing the Java version of the fruMailer project. In an attempt to make
fruMailer more platform-independant, I have decided to work on a java version.
Development of the perl version will probably continue, but the java version is
coming. So far, I've got the SMTP and POP interface worked out, I'm working on
the GUI (yayyy Swing) and mailbox processing. I think the main advantage of
Java is that it will force me to be a little more modular...we'll see.
2/27/2002, 4:26pm EST
Cool. Win32 v0.3 just came out, lots of new functionality.
There's some semblance of a message cue, now, can store messages for later.
Check out the changelog, there's too much stuf to list here. The Linux version
isn't up tp speed yet, but that'll come soon, I hope.
12/28/2001, 8:52pm EST
EEeeeeaaarrrcgghhhh. It's been a long day, but I've made a lot of progress.
See the CVS Repository for details. Brain fuzzy. But we're getting closer to
production. Does anyone have a sensical explanation of how the sort()
11/19/2001, 10:52pm EST
Ahh, linux. I've fixed some stuff in the linux version; you dual-booting
fruMailer fans may notice increased similarity in the win32/linux versions,
that's intentional. Sadly, I've had to break some stuff as well, since I'm
working towards a single bit of code. Still trying. Still looking for
advice/comments/polemics. More later!
11/14/2001, 12:06am EST
Thanks to the Cygwin Project
and the lusty, trusty efforts of my i-tech roommates, I have a way to resume
development of my linux client alongside the windows client. Plus, I have
learned a lot about ssh, TCP/IP and nervous breakdowns in the process. Anyway,
the news is that a new release of the linux client will soon be forthcoming.
Oh, sorry to those of you that are downloading the current .12 release of
fruLinux...all the lines have the CR/LF ending instead of just the LF ending,
since I edited it in windows. Sorry. .121 will be more functional. :)
If anyone knows a good way for me to avoid the necessity of packages/activeperl
in windows (or even Linux) please email me!!
11/8/2001, 8:14pm EST
Big deal. MIME parsing and encoding is now as functional as I really ever want
it to be. That's right, you can send and receive any kind of file in fruMailer
now, I just only take responsability for the display of plaintext files. The
message reader window now parses out web links in the message body, so you can
use the HTML View config option to specify the command you use to view those.
The Inbox display view is now populating forward instead of backwards
(whoohoo). Oh, and I'm going to go right now and get a REAL changelog set up
for the win32 package. Download away, mateys!
10/31/2001, 10:35pm EDT
Some organizational changes. Since I effectively have two different email
clients working (one for linux, one for windows), I have changed the packages on
sf to reflect that. If you use windows, please download the frumailer-win32
packages, and if you use *nix (note: only tested on slackware linux running
XFree86), please download from the -linux package. I have hidden all the
previous releases of frumailer. Hey, one note on that. The
frumailer-linux-0.12 release is in no way updated from the frumailer-0.12
release. There will be no further development on the linux version until I work
out another solution. I will begin releasing files under the plain old
frumailer package once the client is cross-platform.
10/31/2001, 1:44pm EDT
Also, I have CVS working again, and I have played with branches and filenames
like I talked about above.
I also added a news mailing list, just for the heck of it. You can find it on my
sf project page
::pant, pant:: FINALLY. After a couple weeks of recoding, I now have it to
the point where I can slap up another wet, wild and wacky release of everybody's
favorite email client. There it is. We're up to version 0.2 of the fruMailer
project, and we're in windows. Cross-platform status is coming, I SWEAR. Right
now, it works fairly well, check out the changelog on sf. Oh, yeah, one other
thing. I haven't set up CVS in windoze yet, so don't be looking for that funky
CVS download, if you have. Thanks for the downloads.
10/23/2001, 1:44pm EDT
BAAAAD news. Because I am now mobile, I have had to make the cut. I'm
not running linux anymore. Booooo!! Hisssss! Well, I still want to develop
fruMailer, and what better way to develop than cross platform? So, I'm going to
have to make some serious rewrites here, I think, but hopefully I'll get it up
and running soon. Suggestions are helpful, and just click the big green
fruMailer sign to send me an email. :)
8/18/2001, 2:30pm EDT
Hey, hey hey! Online and I've got cable, boys and girls. Finally, I'm
moved in to a house in town, and AT&T has been kind enough to grant me a high
speed connection for only a pound of flesh and two vestial vigins a month. But,
here I am, ready to start developing again. Now I just need to get settled
again with where I left off. Thanks for the downloads!
6/9/2001, 2:20am EDT
Well, I'm back in linux, and this time I'm mobile. The bad part, however,
is that those who put my laptop together have seen fit to install a cursed
winmodem, and it is the 3 Com MiniPCI modem, the one model that seems to be
without a driver as yet...never have I run into such a wall in linux. ::sigh::
Anyway, I'm just booting into windows when I want to upload or download now, so
I am not completely at a loss...however, I have to a) be in linux and b) be
connected to the internet to do any really worthwhile testing of my email
client, so progress is either a) going to be really slow for the next few
months, or b) it's going to be soley in the areas of interface and so on. I
figure this is a prime time to figure out the delete issue, as well as figure
out what basic features I have yet to implement. Perhaps I will look into using
localhost as my servers...which will be interesting. Tomorrow, my goal is to
get a release of the latest code up as a celbration of my return to linux, but
who knows what the future holds. KEep the downloads coming, and don't be shy!!
5/11/2001, 2:20am EDT
Check out the new help wanted section below the news section!
Bad news for fuMailer fans. (all 33 of them :)) I am home home now, which
means I only have a 56k connection available, and that isn't on my box with my
code on it. Sigh. There are plans to purchase a modem for my big box, but that
wont happen until I get paid next friday. Updates on the bugs: I STILL haven't
fixed the message ordering thing, but I've narrowed it down to a problem with
the informaiton returned from the server. Next release will include a log
file/window, which I hope will greatly assist in debugging. Please email me with
your ideas!! I know you're out there!! Delete is working now, I'm pretty sure,
but the keybinding to the "Delete" keysym isn't working. (I have it bound to a
double right click now) Why, I'll never know.
Next release scheduled for end of may, early june. Please email me!!
firstname.lastname@example.org or click on thenifty (GIMP) logo at the top of
this page here.
5/1/2001, 4:15pm EDT
Another release, frumailer-0.12, available from sourceforge (download link
to the left). New focus for me: There's a bug with the ordering of messages, I
hope I've fixed it, but I don't know, and won't until I can get some more
emails. Any help from those who have downloaded would be appreciatioed. On
that note, I see 9 dls on my project's site....are people REALLY downloading
this alREADY? Whoa.
4/29/2001, 2:00am EDT
Great news! fruMailer-0.1, the first funtional release of
my excellent email client has just been released. EVERYBODY
DOWNLOAD NOW!! ( :) )
4/28/2001, 9:40pm EDT
Well, the nifty website is up now. Yayy. Screenshots, files, everything.