Pan Newsreader for Windows

Win32 Pan Installer by Steve Davies

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Pan Newsreader for Win32 - Installer Build

This page contains a (hopefully recent, but unofficial) build of the Pan NNTP Newsreader (see http://pan.rebelbase.com) packaged in a simple windows installer. The installer includes the main executable, a handful of libraries, including the spellchecker .dll files, and the localisation/language files and puts a shortcut on the desktop.

Pre-requisites:

GTK+ runtime libraries must be installed already for Pan to work at the time of publishing, these could be downloaded here:
http://gtk-win.sourceforge.net/

The latest report is that "gtk2-runtime-2.24.8-2011-12-03.exe" works reliably if the compatibility libs option is chosen during install. GTK Themes also seem to be working fine, and can be downloaded from the same site.

Dictionary support for "ispell" and "myspell" dictionaries is built-in using 'gtkspell' and 'enchant' for the best possible compatibility. Two sample dictionaries have been packaged (US and UK English) as examples.

Latest installers:

Version 0.140 has arrived - See the main Pan website at http://pan.rebelbase.com for full details and change logs.

IMPORTANT: If you have an old copy of pan installed (using a .exe installer) please UN-INSTALL it prior to using one of the MSI installers.

UPDATE March 2016 (Seems okay)

MIDDLING BUILDS (Seem a bit crashy):

  • 22 Nov 2014: Latest 0.140 release + 2014-11-10 GIT updates plus another experimental fix for binary uploads:
    pan-0.140.216.msi
  • 12 Nov 2014: Latest 0.140 release + 2014-11-10 GIT updates plus experimental fix for binary uploads:
    pan-0.140.215.msi
OLDER BUILDS (Seem okay):
NOTE: For brand-new installs, there are some odd default background colours - The pan source code looks fine, so I am not sure how it is happening, but new users may need to go to "Edit / Preferences / Colours" and set the 3 BG colours that are dark blue back to being white.

    All installers are now available from Google Docs here.

    Release Notes:

    Release notes are on the pan.rebelbase.com website.

    Other Notes:

    Dictionaries for many languages can be downloaded here:
    http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Dictionaries

    Comments and requests to: me or to the Pan mailing list.