It's been a while since the last Mailnag release and
quite a lot has changed since then. Here are some highlights:
Until now, Mailnag was meant to be a mail checker daemon for
GNOME 3 exclusively. As of this release, Mailnag supports many
more desktop environments - it should work out of the box in
Ubuntu (Unity), Linux Mint (Cinnamon), Elementary (Pantheon)
and of course GNOME 3 (GNOME-Shell). In fact, it should even
be possible to run the Mailnag daemon on headless systems
Another big improvement is Mailnag's new plugin system.
Mailnag 1.0 comes with a set of desktop-independent default
plugins for visual/sound notifications, user script execution,
spam filtering etc and can be extended with additional plugins
Additionally to the new Mailnag 1.0 core, I also released
separate desktop-integration plugins for Ubuntu and GNOME 3.
These plugins extend Mailnag with desktop-specific indicator
support and make Mailnag integrate seamlessly in those desktop's
respective notification systems.
The new DBus plugin allows other apps to remote control the
Mailnag daemon and to receive signals on various events
(e.g. mail arrival).
* Mailnag is desktop-independent now (was GNOME3-only)
* Added plugin system to allow easy extensibility
* Cut down the core daemon functionality to mail checking only
and moved everything else to plugins
* Released GNOME 3/Ubuntu Unity extension/plugin for a tighter
* Added account assistants for popular email providers like Gmail
* Added DBUS service (for remote control/integration in other apps)
* Redesigned and simplified config UI
* Added propper logging (log messages are sent to stdout and the
system log now)
* Heavy code cleanup & refactoring
* Reduced disk write access, other performance improvements
* Fixes for various major and minor bugs
* New icon by Reda Lazri
The fileformat of the config file has changed.
It's highly recommended to rename/backup your
current config file (~/.config/mailnag/mailnag.cfg).
Ubuntu (Mailnag core, Unity plugin + GNOME-Shell extension):
Arch Linux (Mailnag core + GNOME-Shell extension):
Debian (Mailnag core):
Mailnag 1.0 is available in Debian unstable and testing.
Fedora (Mailnag core):
Mailnag 1.0 is available in Fedora Rawhide.
I'd like to thank all people who helped to get this release out
the door, especially &
for distro packaging, +Reda Lazri for icon and flyer art and