Thoth, a US$25 Usenet newsreader application, which was Carbonized for Mac OS X earlier this month, has been updated. Version 1.1.2 adds the option to have long filenames (over 31 characters) for extracted binaries under Mac OS X.
The update also fixes a bug that caused queued transfers to not be added to the queued transfers list window when that window was hidden. Thoth 1.1.2 adds an “Ignore Label Priority” checkbox to the “Filter Options” preferences panel. When checked, the filter label priority is ignored when you’re filtering articles and applying labels. A later filter will re-label a post even if it’s label priority is lower than that of the post’s existing label. You can use this setting when you want all filters to have the same priority, and are just using the labels to apply different colors to posts and not a different priority.
The update also adds the option to turn off the default fast threading method used when creating article list windows. When fast threading is enabled the thread building stage of article list window creation is as fast as possible, but articles having long but similar subject headers (especially binary posts) may be grouped together. The fast threading method has also been tweaked to be a bit smarter and to better distinguish long but similar subject headers from one another when threading, according to the folks at Thoth Software.
You can download the newsreader or a demo version at the
Thoth Web site; it’s a 1.7MB file. Thoth requires Mac OS 8.5 or later CarbonLib 1.0.4 or later or Mac OS X (10.0 final).