Simon Fraser has released a new version of MT-NewsWatcher, the popular Macintosh Usenet news client. MT-NewsWatcher 3.1 is now available for download from various FTP sites.
MT-NewsWatcher is based on John Norstad’s early work; Simon Fraser has been working on MT-NewsWatcher for the past five years. MT-NewsWatcher enables Mac users to gain access to Usenet, a globally distributed messaging network used by thousands of users every day to communicate on topics ranging from professional and technical issues to politics and recreation. Tens of thousands of individual Usenet newsgroups exist, each with a different focus or charter.
The new version of MT-NewsWatcher sports major changes, including:
Inline, progressive display of movies and audio.
More image formats supported
Option to retrieve and use accurate article counts.
Ability to choose which server to use when posting, and whether to post using MIME.
Support for display of UTF-7 and UTF-8, and sending of UTF-8.
SOCKS 4 support (for firewalls)
Additionally, dozens of bug changes have been made, including changes and improvements to the way that groups are opened, articles are displayed and printed, messages are composed, and much more.
MT-NewsWatcher requires Mac OS 8.5 or later; 4MB of free disk space; and 4MB of free RAM; You’ll also need a TCP/IP connection to your Internet service provider, local network, or wherever your Usenet server is located.
MT-NewsWatcher is free to download and use, with some restrictions — please visit the Web site for more complete information.
Download MT-NewsWatcher 3.1