MultiMail Offline Reader
Version 0.49 - 2007/07/19:
- Built against PDCurses 3.3 (and 3.1 is now the minimum version that will work); removed XCURSES references, for the sake of PDCurses 3.2+. This is faster, and allows me to finally chuck the resize_term() kludge introduced in 0.42 (for the problem where the window scrolled up on return from shelling out in Win32).
- You can now use the "Transparency" keyword with PDCurses -- with the SDL port, you can achieve the same effects as in, e.g., Gnome Terminal with ncurses.
- I'm distributing the Win32 binary with pdcurses.dll dynamically linked, purely so that you can swap it out with the SDL version if you like. It's fun to play with. :-)
- In "animate" mode, the ANSI viewer now pauses after each character. This feature was omitted for a long time because the animation was slow enough on older machines, and the shortest possible delay was still too long. But animated mode is useless nowadays without it.
- If the config files can't be written (updated), MultiMail no longer aborts with an error; instead, a message is displayed, with a pause, and it continues.
- Updated to GPL version 3.
See archive for earlier history.
What is MultiMail?
MultiMail is an offline mail packet reader for Unix/Linux, MS-DOS, OS/2, Windows, Mac OS X, and other systems, using a curses-based interface. It supports the Blue Wave, QWK, OMEN, SOUP and OPX formats.
MultiMail is free, open source software, distributed under the GNU General Public License.
|Source code||mmail-0.49.tar.gz (215k)||Gzipped TAR|
|MS-DOS||mmdos049.zip (256k)||32-bit version. Needs at least a 386 to run. Also works under Windows 9x, etc.|
|mmxt049.zip (182k)||16-bit version.|
|OS/2||mmos2049.zip (190k)||Needs at least OS/2 2.0.|
|Windows||mmwin049.zip (387k)||Needs Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP or Vista; recommended for NT, 2000 or XP. Note that, as with other versions of MultiMail, this is a console (text-mode) application.|
|Mac OS X||mmosx049.tgz (273k)||Universal binary, 10.4+ only. This runs in a Terminal window; it's a straight Unix port, with no specific mods for the Mac.|
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