Qualcomm Inc. has released
a beta version of its Eudora e-mail client for the Macintosh designed to run on Mac OS X. The software has been Carbonized. The new version, 5.1b9, is ready for download from Qualcomm’s Web site.
Qualcomm notes several issues related to Eudora 5.1b9: There are text display problems in some dialogs due to the larger default font size. Sometimes buttons in modeless dialogs won’t respond to clicks. If you switch to a different application, then back to Eudora, the buttons should respond. Drag and drop text doesn’t work. LDAP is not implemented. Use the OS X Address Book application instead. Tabs in tabbed windows may not size correctly. Inline PDF images may not display correctly. Eudora isn’t able to get the Finder to open folders (“Open Scripts Folder,” find attachment in Finder, etc.) Double-clicking on URLs sometimes won’t display the URL in the web browser if the browser is already open. Nicknames dragged to the toolbar may display tiny icons or the Eudora application icon instead of the expected photo
Qualcomm notes that Eudora for Mac OS X users can migrate their previous Eudora mail and settings to the OS X version. The read me file included with the beta download provides the instructions to do so.
This beta version of Eudora will expire on June 1st. The system requirements for Eudora 5.1 for Mac OS X call for a PowerPC-based Mac; OS X; Internet access via TCP/IP; and an Internet e-mail account via a POP3 or IMAP server.