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Threaded newsreader for GNOME

Pan supports article reading, writing, and replying via usenet or e-mail. Articles can be organized by thread, and sorted by author, date, subject, or the number of unread children in the thread. They can be filtered by regular expression matching, read/unread state, binary/text,etc; groups can also be filtered by subscribe/new/all. Killfiles let you specify authors and thread that you never want to see. The program caches article headers locally for fast group loading, and you can queue selected articles, threads and entire groups for offline reading. Pan also supports multiple connections, so you can read articles while downloading binaries. Pan also works well with binaries: it supports single-click decoding, opening, or saving of binary messages, automatically groups multipart articles together, and supports multiple connections (so you can download many binaries at once). You can filter nonbinary, incomplete, and previously saved messages out of the article list. The task manager lets you cancel, resubmit, and reorder download tasks. Pan supports both multiple servers and concurrent connections to multiple servers, as well as NNTP authorization, for Usenet accounts that require passwords; it works with servers on standard and non-standard NNTP ports. You can specify maximum per-server connections, session maximum connections, and which servers are allowed to go online.

"IRC irc:// " IRC Help channel
"IRC irc:// " IRC development channel


Download version 0.141 (stable)
released on 30 December 2016


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey31 January 2001

Leaders and contributors


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Developer,Support E-mail
Bug Tracking E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use gnome-libs 1.0.16 or higher
Required to build gnome-libs 1.0.16 or higher
Required to build GTK 1.2.8 or higher
Weak prerequisite gtkhtml (pan 0.9.3 or higher)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 March 2017.


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