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  1. ==============================================================================
  2. EUDORA VERSION 8.0
  3. ==============================================================================
  4.  
  5.  
  6. Eudora is a mail and news application based on the open source Thunderbird
  7. client from Mozilla.  It's *not* our intention to compete with Thunderbird;
  8. rather, we want to complement it.
  9.  
  10.  
  11. We are committed to both preserving the Eudora user experience and to
  12. maintaining maximum compatibility, for both developers and users, with
  13. Thunderbird.  It is our goal to build a single development community around
  14. Thunderbird and Eudora, so that both mailers advance faster than they
  15. previously have.
  16.  
  17.  
  18. Whereas "Eudora" is a branded version of Thunderbird with some extra
  19. features added by the Eudora developers, "Penelope" is an extension (also
  20. called an "add-on") that can be used with either Eudora or Thunderbird.
  21. The Eudora installer includes the corresponding version of Penelope along
  22. with it so there is no need to install Penelope if you are installing
  23. Eudora.  Most features in Penelope can be accessed when used with
  24. Thunderbird, but there are a few that require Eudora in order to work
  25. correctly and it's not something that gets tested.
  26.  
  27.  
  28. Sometimes in documentation there is a need to differentiate the older
  29. versions of Eudora made by Qualcomm from current Thunderbird-based versions
  30. of Eudora.  This will normally be done by labeling the older versions of
  31. Eudora as "original Eudora" or "Classic Eudora".
  32.  
  33.  
  34. The main web page for Eudora/Penelope can be found at
  35. <http://wiki.mozilla.org/Penelope>.
  36.  
  37.  
  38. We encourage people to help the progress of Penelope, whether you know how
  39. to write code or not.  This was one of the main drivers to our decision to
  40. go open source with Eudora.  More details can be found here:
  41. <http://wiki.mozilla.org/Penelope#Get_Involved>.
  42.  
  43.  
  44.  
  45. ----------------------
  46. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  47. ----------------------
  48.  
  49.  
  50. The following are the system requirements for each platform.
  51.  
  52.  
  53. Windows
  54. -------
  55.  
  56.  
  57. Operating Systems
  58. - Windows 98
  59. - Windows 98 SE
  60. - Windows ME
  61. - Windows NT 4.0
  62. - Windows 2000
  63. - Windows XP (Recommended)
  64. - Windows Vista
  65.  
  66.  
  67. Minimum Hardware
  68. - Pentium 233 MHz (Recommended: Pentium 500MHz or greater)
  69. - 64 MB RAM (Recommended: 128 MB RAM or greater)
  70. - 52 MB hard drive space
  71.  
  72.  
  73. Mac
  74. ---
  75.  
  76.  
  77. Operating Systems
  78. - Mac OS X 10.2.x and later
  79.  
  80.  
  81. Minimum Hardware
  82. - Macintosh computer with an Intel x86 or PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor
  83. - 128 MB RAM (Recommended: 256 MB RAM or greater)
  84. - 200 MB hard drive space
  85.  
  86.  
  87.  
  88. ------------
  89. INSTALLATION
  90. ------------
  91.  
  92.  
  93. Windows
  94. -------
  95.  
  96.  
  97. 1.  After downloading the installer, exit any applications you are
  98.     running.
  99.  
  100.  
  101. 2.  Click the Start button in the Windows task bar, select Run...,
  102.     then click the "Browse" button.
  103.  
  104.  
  105. 3.  Go to the folder where you saved the installer. Choose that file
  106.     and click "OK".
  107.  
  108.  
  109. 4.  Read the Welcome screen, then click the Next button.
  110.  
  111.  
  112.     For the rest of the installation process, click the Next button
  113.     to go on to the next step, or click the Back button to return to
  114.     the previous step.
  115.  
  116. 5.  Read the Software License Agreement, and if you agree to the
  117.     terms, click "I accept the terms in the License Agreement" and
  118.     then click on the Next button. Once you've installed Eudora, a
  119.     copy of the license agreement will be available in the file
  120.     License.txt in your Eudora directory.
  121.  
  122.  
  123. 6.  In the Setup Type step, if you choose the Standard option then
  124.     Eudora will be installed with the default options.
  125.  
  126.  
  127. 7.  Choosing the Custom option will allow you to specify the directory
  128.     in which to install the software, what launch icons are created,
  129.     and what to name the folder that will be placed in the Start menu.
  130.  
  131.  
  132. 8.  The installer will offer to launch Eudora after the installation
  133.     process is complete.
  134.  
  135.  
  136. 9.  After installation is complete, we recommend that you read the
  137.     Readme.txt file (this file) in the Eudora directory.
  138.  
  139.  
  140.  
  141. Mac
  142. ---
  143.  
  144.  
  145. 1.  After downloading the disk image, in the Finder go to the folder
  146.     where you saved the disk image and launch it.  Some web browsers
  147.     automatically launch disk images after they are fully downloaded.
  148.  
  149.  
  150. 2.  Read the Software License Agreement, and if you agree to the
  151.     terms, click on the Accept button.
  152.  
  153.  
  154. 3.  Drag the Eudora icon in to your Applications folder.
  155.  
  156.  
  157. 4.  Eject the "Eudora" volume.
  158.  
  159.  
  160. 5.  After installation is complete, we recommend that you read the
  161.     Readme.txt file (this file) in the package contents of the Eudora
  162.     application.
  163.  
  164.  
  165.  
  166. -----------
  167. BUG REPORTS
  168. -----------
  169.  
  170.  
  171. Eudora and Penelope use the Mozilla bug tracking system called Bugzilla.  The
  172. general Bugzilla interface can be found here: <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/>.
  173.  
  174.  
  175. For a list of Eudora/Penelope-specific bugs, use this query:
  176. <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?product=Penelope>.  You can sort
  177. the list by clicking on the column headers at the top of the list.
  178.  
  179.  
  180. If you find a bug, first determine if it is specific to Eudora/Penelope,
  181. or a general Thunderbird problem.  When creating a new bug report, only
  182. specify the "Penelope" project if the problem is really confined to Eudora
  183. and/or Penelope.
  184.  
  185.  
  186. Also be sure to search through the existing bugs to see if the problem you
  187. are seeing has already been entered in to the bug database.  Here's a
  188. simple search form: <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/query.cgi?format=specific>.
  189. A more advanced search can be done with this form:
  190. <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/query.cgi?format=advanced>.  If you find that
  191. an entry already exists for the bug you are seeing, then be sure to "vote"
  192. for the bug by opening up the details of the bug and clicking on the "Vote
  193. for this bug" link just above the "Additional Comments" field.  In order to
  194. vote for a bug you have to create a Bugzilla account, which you can do
  195. here: <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/createaccount.cgi>.  We use the number
  196. of votes for a bug as an indicator of user demand for that fix.
  197.  
  198.  
  199. To enter in a new bug you will also be required to have a Bugzilla account.
  200. If the bug is specific to Eudora/Penelope, then be sure to select Penelope
  201. under the Other Products list.  Otherwise if the bug occurs on Thunderbird
  202. in general then use Thunderbird as the product.
  203.  
  204.  
  205.  
  206. ---------------------
  207. REQUESTS FOR FEATURES
  208. ---------------------
  209.  
  210.  
  211. Bugzilla is also used for new feature requests.  Use the above guidelines
  212. for bugs (i.e. look for already existing requests and note whether the
  213. feature is specific to Eudora/Penelope or not).  The only difference between
  214. a bug report and a feature request is that a feature request has a value of
  215. "enhancement" under the Severity field.  You can also vote on enhancements
  216. just like you can on bugs.
  217.  
  218.  
  219.  
  220.  
  221.  
  222. ==============================================================================
  223. RELEASE NOTES
  224. ==============================================================================
  225.  
  226.  
  227. The following describes the changes in the software since Eudora 8.0. Separate
  228. sections have been given to changes from each release since then.  The changes
  229. are only for Eudora and Penelope, and all changes made by Thunderbird are not
  230. listed.  Changes to Thunderbird can be found here:
  231. <http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/rumblingedge/archives/2005/06/thunderbird_release_changelogs.html>.
  232.  
  233.  
  234.  
  235. ------------------
  236. CHANGES IN 8.0.0b1
  237. ------------------
  238.  
  239.  
  240. Includes Penelope version 0.1a21.
  241. Synced to the THUNDERBIRD_2_0_0_6_RELEASE code branch:
  242. <http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/2.0.0.6/releasenotes/>.
  243.  
  244.  
  245.  
  246. NEW FEATURES
  247. ------------
  248.  
  249.  
  250. - Toolbar icons (and a few other icons) from the original Eudora were moved
  251. to Penelope.
  252.  
  253.  
  254. - Keyboard shortcuts from the original Eudora were moved to Penelope.  You
  255. can configure whether these shortcuts in Penelope or the original
  256. Thunderbird ones are used in the Penelope panel of the Options/Preferences
  257. dialog.
  258.  
  259.  
  260. - The menu structure of original Eudora has been copied to a great extent
  261. in Penelope.
  262.  
  263.  
  264. - Added the ability to display the list of mailboxes in a separate window
  265. from the mailboxes themselves, which was similar to the original Eudora.
  266. This can be configured in the Penelope panel of the Options/Preferences
  267. dialog.  Mailboxes opened in a separate window have their size/position
  268. remembered and restored when opened up next.
  269.  
  270.  
  271. - Double-clicking or hitting Enter/Return on a mailbox in the folders list
  272. now opens up the mailbox in a separate window.
  273.  
  274.  
  275. - The toolbar customization dialog was modified to be similar to the way it
  276. was implemented in original Eudora.
  277.  
  278.  
  279. - Modified the mailbox column headers to look like original Eudora's.
  280.  
  281.  
  282. - The "Sender" column has been relabeled as "Who", and outgoing messages
  283. display the name of the recipient there.  This feature can be controlled by
  284. the hidden pref "mail.useWhoColumn".
  285.  
  286.  
  287. - You can quickly find messages in a mailbox by typing text in the list of
  288. messages.  As you type the selection in the mailbox will change based on
  289. matching text in the Who and Subject fields.  After finding a match you can
  290. use the period key to find subsequent matches in the mailbox (and
  291. Shift+period to find previous matches).
  292.  
  293.  
  294. - Added the Group Select feature from original Eudora where if you hold down
  295. the Alt key (option for Mac) and click the left mouse button down on an item
  296. in the mailbox it will select all messages that have the same value as the
  297. item clicked on, and all of those selected messages will be grouped together.
  298. For example, Alt/option-clicking on the name of a sender of a message will
  299. select all of the messages in that mailbox sent by that person, and move
  300. the messages together.  Note that the moving of messages in the mailbox list
  301. will break the current sort of the mailbox.  The Shift key can be used as a
  302. modifier to make the selected messages remain in their original positions in
  303. the mailbox list, and thus retain the current sort order.
  304.  
  305.  
  306. - Importing mailboxes and messages from the original Eudora in to the new
  307. Eudora has been substantially improved under Windows.  Import times are now 5
  308. times shorter.  Basic message attributes and status are now maintained
  309. (read/unread, priority, label).  Inline images in messages now get moved over.
  310. Includes fixes to the following bugs:
  311.   301188: "Import Eudora mail fails to find attachments in other directories"
  312.   368360: "Importer (Win Eudora, Mail) does not import mailboxes with unusual leading characters"
  313.   380408: "Mail Import Crashes with Divide by Zero"
  314.  
  315.  
  316. - Now filters can be imported from original Eudora to the new Eudora.  There
  317. is not a one-to-one match up of original Eudora's filtering capabilities and
  318. those found in Thunderbird, so not all filters will move over exactly.
  319. Filters imported that will lose some capabilities will be warned about in a
  320. list after the entire filter import process is complete.  Also added was the
  321. "Stop Filter Execution" action.  This is the equivalent to original Eudora's
  322. "Skip Rest" action which causes the filtering process to end for messages
  323. that match the criteria in the filter with this action.
  324.  
  325.  
  326. - Improvements to the importing of original Eudora Windows Address Books have
  327. been made.
  328. Includes fixes to the following bugs:
  329.   368626: "Importer (Win Eudora, Address Book). Mailing list nickname not assigned to 'nickname' in Penelope"
  330.   368630: "Importer (Win Eudora, Address Book). Variouos fields not mapped to Penelope Address Book fields"
  331.   368634: "Importer (Win Eudora, Address Book). Unable to import if Eudora is using '.nnt' format"
  332.   377816: "Importer (Win Eudora, Address Book) incorrectly adds additional entries when resolving nicknames in mailing lists"
  333.   377821: "Importer (Win Eudora, Address Book) fails to resolve nicknames with spaces when importing a mailing list"
  334.   377945: "Importer (Win Eudora, Address Book) misses information when importing an alias (mailing list with one entry)"
  335.  
  336.  
  337. - Importing on the Mac now looks for a Eudora folder in the user's document
  338. folder (i.e. ~/Documents) in addition to the System Folder and the System
  339. Documents Folder.
  340.  
  341.  
  342. - Added original Eudora-like IMAP auto-expunge behavior.  This is controlled
  343. by the hidden pref "mail.imap.expunge_option". It can have values for if
  344. auto-expunging should occur never (0), always (1), or on a threshold (2).  If
  345. on a threshold is set, then auto-expunge will occur when there are at least
  346. 20 messages waiting to be expunged.  The number of messages for that threshold
  347. is actually controlled by the hidden pref "mail.imap.expunge_threshold_number".
  348.  
  349.  
  350. - Added a "Refresh Folder List" item to the context menu for IMAP folders which
  351. gets the current list of folders/mailboxes from the IMAP server and updates the
  352. folder tree for that IMAP account.
  353.  
  354.  
  355. - Added support for viewing only messages that are not deleted in IMAP
  356. mailboxes.  Use the "Not Deleted" item in the View->Messages menu or the
  357. Mail Views control on the toolbar.
  358.  
  359.  
  360. - New mail sound copied from original Eudora.
  361.  
  362.  
  363. - Added "Make Address Book Entry" functionality (in Tools menu).
  364.  
  365.  
  366. - Added the "SelectedTextURL" feature from original Windows Eudora, which allows
  367. selected text to easily be inserted in to a URL and launched.  Menu items for
  368. them are located in the Tools menu, and they also get keyboard shortcuts
  369. associated with them as well.  Use the hidden prefs "penelope.selectedTextURL#",
  370. where # is an increasing number in sequence.  Here's the default values:
  371.   pref("penelope.selectedTextURL1", "Google,http://www.google.com/search?q=%s");
  372.   pref("penelope.selectedTextURL2", "Dictionary,http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=%s");
  373.   pref("penelope.selectedTextURL3", "Thesaurus,http://www.thesaurus.com/cgi-bin/search?config=roget&words=%s");
  374.  
  375.  
  376.  
  377. MISCELLANEOUS
  378. -------------
  379.  
  380.  
  381. - Fixed "Bug 161775 - Reply shouldn't quote inline attachments":
  382. <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=161775>.

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