188.8.131.52 September Gnus
New features in Gnus 5.2/5.3:
- A new message composition mode is used. All old customization variables
- Gnus is now able to generate sparse threads—threads where
missing articles are represented by empty nodes (see Customizing Threading).
(setq gnus-build-sparse-threads 'some)
- Outgoing articles are stored on a special archive server
(see Archived Messages).
- Partial thread regeneration now happens when articles are
- Gnus can make use of GroupLens predictions.
- Picons (personal icons) can be displayed under XEmacs (see Picons).
trn-like tree buffer can be displayed (see Tree Display).
nn-like pick-and-read minor mode is available for the summary
buffers (see Pick and Read).
(add-hook 'gnus-summary-mode-hook 'gnus-pick-mode)
- In binary groups you can use a special binary minor mode (see Binary Groups).
- Groups can be grouped in a folding topic hierarchy (see Group Topics).
(add-hook 'gnus-group-mode-hook 'gnus-topic-mode)
- Gnus can re-send and bounce mail (see Summary Mail Commands).
- Groups can now have a score, and bubbling based on entry frequency
is possible (see Group Score).
(add-hook 'gnus-summary-exit-hook 'gnus-summary-bubble-group)
- Groups can be process-marked, and commands can be performed on
groups of groups (see Marking Groups).
- Caching is possible in virtual groups.
nndoc now understands all kinds of digests, mail boxes, rnews
news batches, ClariNet briefs collections, and just about everything
else (see Document Groups).
- Gnus has a new back end (
nnsoup) to create/read SOUP packets.
- The Gnus cache is much faster.
- Groups can be sorted according to many criteria (see Sorting Groups).
- New group parameters have been introduced to set list-addresses and
expiry times (see Group Parameters).
- All formatting specs allow specifying faces to be used
(see Formatting Fonts).
- There are several more commands for setting/removing/acting on process
marked articles on the M P submap (see Setting Process Marks).
- The summary buffer can be limited to show parts of the available
articles based on a wide range of criteria. These commands have been
bound to keys on the / submap (see Limiting).
- Articles can be made persistent with the * command
(see Persistent Articles).
- All functions for hiding article elements are now toggles.
- Article headers can be buttonized (see Article Washing).
- All mail back ends support fetching articles by
- Duplicate mail can now be treated properly (see Duplicates).
- All summary mode commands are available directly from the article
buffer (see Article Keymap).
- Frames can be part of
gnus-buffer-configuration (see Window Layout).
- Mail can be re-scanned by a daemonic process (see Daemons).
- Groups can be made permanently visible (see Listing Groups).
(setq gnus-permanently-visible-groups "^nnml:")
- Many new hooks have been introduced to make customizing easier.
- Gnus respects the
- Threads can be gathered by looking at the
(see Customizing Threading).
- Read articles can be stored in a special backlog buffer to avoid
refetching (see Article Backlog).
(setq gnus-keep-backlog 50)
- A clean copy of the current article is always stored in a separate
buffer to allow easier treatment.
- Gnus can suggest where to save articles (see Saving Articles).
- Gnus doesn’t have to do as much prompting when saving (see Saving Articles).
(setq gnus-prompt-before-saving t)
gnus-uu can view decoded files asynchronously while fetching
articles (see Other Decode Variables).
(setq gnus-uu-grabbed-file-functions 'gnus-uu-grab-view)
- Filling in the article buffer now works properly on cited text
(see Article Washing).
- Hiding cited text adds buttons to toggle hiding, and how much
cited text to hide is now customizable (see Article Hiding).
(setq gnus-cited-lines-visible 2)
- Boring headers can be hidden (see Article Hiding).
- Default scoring values can now be set from the menu bar.
- Further syntax checking of outgoing articles have been added.