Unison, Panic’s Usenet newsreading utility for Mac OS X, has been updated to version 1.7.7. The new release gains compatibility with Apple’s forthcoming “Leopard” operating system and other changes. A free update for registered users, Unison costs $24.95 to register.
Unison enables Mac users to read and contribute information posted to Usenet newsgroups. Individual bulletin boards dedicated to thousands of topics, the Usenet is one of the oldest parts of the Internet. It’s also used for file exchanges, and Unison sports features designed to make it easier to download audio files, view pictures, find video and other binary content in Usenet newsgroups.
In addition to provisional Leopard support (remember, Leopard has only been seeded to Mac OS X developers as a “preview release” and things are bound to change before it’s released next spring), Unison 1.7.7 features fixes for issues with previewed items, reunites resumed transfers with progress bars, streamlines the cache folder, resolves issues with dropped an inactive connection, and makes other minor bug fixes.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2 or later. Unison is a Universal binary that runs natively on Intel and PowerPC-based Macs. A 15-day trial version is available for download.