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20150711: 0.22
- New release that has a complete releast tarball
- See the ChangeLog file (git log) for additional details

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20140803:
- Added linpac-todo.txt for initially tracking all items that need
  to be fixed, resolved, improved
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20140309:
- Installation locations are now GNU Stardard compliant.
   - Differs slightly from FHS 2.3 because due to use of libexec
- linpac.in template is now expanded at build time rather than during
  configure so that installation paths are properly expanded.
- Many cleanups to the .am files
- ChangeLog is now auto-generated when dist package is built
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20140306:
- The autoconfig (configure.ac specifically) functionality is now back
  to my best guess of the way it worked with old autotools.
- Makefile.am files still need reworked. A lot of install and build
  functionality does not work.
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030813: 0.17pre3

- Some compilation related bugs fixed

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030811: 0.17pre2

- Bugfix: command quoting (broken password generation)

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030808: 0.17pre1

- German macros (thanks to Daniel Parthey)
- Fixed some compile errors with newer gcc versions
- Bugfix: data loss during connection setup
- Bugfix: mailer incomming index is not read

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020729: 0.16

- New command :sendfile for creating messages from binary files (7plus)
- New command :JOIN
- Mailer now supports Incomming/Outgoing mail folders
- Mailer can handle 7plus files in messages
- Slovak language macros (thanks to OM4AA)
- French language macros (thanks to Thierry F1TVE)
- New charsets added (cp437, cp850)
- Completely rewritten API and application communication
- Installation scripts revised (thanks to F1TVE)
- Connection status problems solved (ioctl errors)
- Reconnect detection fixed
- Command processing fixed (segmentation faults)
- Command line processing fixed
- Mailer fixes
- Forward fixes
- Rawio fixed

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010118: 0.15

- KILLPERS@0 can now contain the command to be used to kill the personal
  messages (replace the message number with '#')
- New AX.25 implementation support
- Mail editor improvements
- :rcmd can now specify if the command can be executed on other channels
  (e.g. ":rcmd CONNECT GET@ QUIT" - user can specify :get@0)
- Application interface library revision
- some fixes in application execution (autobin should work again)
- :getmsg and :forward support gradual connects
- Huffman compression support (new command :comp, compatibile with TNT)
- :connect command is now an editable macro (this allows gradual connects)
- new macro commands (:waitfor, :sleep)
- new command :mbin allows to enable/disable monitoring binary data

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000328: 0.14

- Mailer fixes
- Finaly runs on libc6 distributions

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000223: 0.13

- Automatic monitor format detection
- ax25spyd support as an alternative to listen
- Some optimizations for speed
- Communication with applications fixed
- Monitor supports character conversion

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000214: 0.12

- Login password processing was rewritten and new systems were added
- Authorization command :pw is more flexible
- Modules for communication with applications were rewrtitten
- New utility :catch for scanning data streams for patterns
- New command :listen for enabling or disabling incomming connections

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000119: 0.11

- New command :monitor for disabling the monitor
- Monitor can be disabled from command line too (-m switch)
- Little changes in user interface

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000108: 0.10

- Color definition changes (more colors)
- Source fixes for new compilers

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991221: 0.09

- Shared memory allocation fix (no more needed to run as root)
- Text editors fixed

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991212: 0.08

- Memory allocation fixed
- YAPP revision
- additions to application interface

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991117: 0.07

- MD5 passwords supported
- Mail editor fixed
- Mail forwarding fix (problem with non-alphanumeric chars in dest.)

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991031: 0.06

- Different sound signals on the linux console
- Many bugfixes

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991024: 0.05

- Automatic login password handling added
- Experimental code for reading AX.25 status via ioctl (see doc/ioctl.txt)

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990908: 0.04

- Mailer supports user bulletin groups
- New commands ':delmsg' and ':pack' for deleting messages

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990619: 0.03

- The LINPACDIR variable is no more used
- LinPac can be used with multiple users
- Automatic sysop authorization supported
- First version of user manual finished
- All application converted to C++ (some of them were in C)
- Shared application library

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990516: 0.02

- Version numbering started
- Mailer allows including the original message in reply

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990427:

- Automatic mail address completing in collaboration with the
  ax25mail-utils package
- The mailer shows new messages immediately after downloading each message
- The screen buffer files have limited size

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990321:

- First public release