XFaces 3.3 Announcement

Chris Liebman (liebman@zod.clark.net)
Sat, 12 Mar 1994 21:06:33 -0500 (EST)

This is to announce version 3.3 of XFaces. This is mainly a bugfix release.
XFaces can be snarfed via ftp via the following locations:

Host File
ftp.clark.net /pub/liebman/xfaces-3.3.tar.Z
ftp.x.org /contrib/xfaces-3.3.tar.Z

Here is a brief change history:

Changes in version 3.3: 3/12/1994

Fixed a large memory leak!

Fixed a problem that was caused by elm setting the mod time of the
mail spool file back.

Fixed a problem with MMDF style mailboxes.

Changes in version 3.2: 3/7/1994

A few bugs were fixed.

Added a seperate set of annotation specifications for "unknown"
faces. As the TODO file notes this feature could stand to be
generalized a little.

If the binding field name starts with a '|' then all binding checks
are case insensitive.

If the "lookupHostname" resource is True then the host name part of
the from address will be looked up and translated to the real

Handle rfc822 routing address in a semi-sane manor.

Changes in version 3.1: 3/7/1994

A few bug fixes. (one had caused a SEG Fault on many machines)

User control of the mail annotatons.

The default values for the imageTypes and imageSearch resources
should reflect the options that the user compiled in.

Changes in version 3.0: 2/24/1994

The major changes were to add compatibility support for
Rich Burridge's "faces" program:

- Per-face shell commands.

- X-Face: header support.

- facedb image/sound search. (the way faces finds

- User list commands.

- Labling of images. The user name and the number of messages
are displayed.

- The following faces options are supported:
-f <facedbPath>
-e <listCommand>
-p <update time>
-c <# of columns>
-h <image height>
-w <image width>
-s <mail spool file>

- POP mailbox support. (still primitive with respect to
user authentication but functional!)

- A new Tiled widget so that the image list can be N
columns and to allow for the "Rows=nnn Cols=nnn" line
from a user command.

- Full control of the order and imagetype/paths of searches.
The search types are:

- beforeImage,
afterCommand: These are regular expression searches
on the mail headers.
- resource: Lookup image/sound in X resources.
- facedb: Lookup image/sound in "faces" style
- x-face: X-Face: style header.

- Searchs are done for images, sounds and shell commands.

- Much improved shape support.

Changes in version 2.3: 1/20/1994

Compleatly rewrote the mail header parsing. Now all headers
are searched.

Changed slightly the before/after image/sound bining format.
Now you use three parts instead of to. The new format is:
<header name> <whitespace> <pattern> <:> <image/sound file>

Fixed a bug in the image code where a pixmap value was
uninitialized and caused X error on some machines (machines where
the unitialized value happened to be "None" worked! others did

Changes in version 2.2: 1/14/1994

Added new resource ignoreMessageBindings. This allows you to
have some messages ignored.

Made the "Status:" header one of the headers that is searched
with the bindings resources. This allows people who like to keep
200 to 300 messages in their system mailbox to only see/hear from
messages that they have not seen yet.

Made a small change to faces.h to allow for SystemV machines.
I added macros for bcopy, bzero, index and rindex.

Improved mail parsing. Before if there was no subject header
xfaces could be fooled by a line in the body starting with Subject:.

-- Chris

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