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5.427 2008-06-30 Dave O'Neill <firstname.lastname@example.org> * VERSION 5.427 RELEASED * (bugfix) fix remove_sig() on invalid multipart message (RT #11901) * (bugfix) make_singlepart() no longer creates bizzare Content-Type: headers (RT #37139) * (bugfix) process_part() no longer sets incorrect charset on empty parts (RT #35369) * (bugfix) fix runtime warnings caused by incorrect pack() string (RT #34451, bugs.debian.org #446342) * (docs) add "SEE ALSO" sections to POD docs (RT #30391) * (docs) fix documentation of MIME::Head::get() (RT #34552, bugs.debian.org #235189) * (packaging) Depend on IO::File 1.1.3, for its binmode() support (RT #34178) 5.426 2008-03-07 Dave O'Neill <email@example.com> * VERSION 5.426 RELEASED * (bugfix) require File::Temp 0.18 or newer, as we need seek() (RT#31032) * (bugfix) Don't hang forever in t/Smtpsend.t (RT#31082) * (bugfix) require Perl 5.8.0 or newer in Makefile.PL (RT#30927) * (bugfix) encode_mimewords() no longer removes spaces between two encoded words (RT#5462) 5.425 2007-11-17 Dave O'Neill <firstname.lastname@example.org> * VERSION 5.425 RELEASED * (bugfix) A stub for MIME::Parser's tmp_recycling() method has been re-added to preserve compatibility. Since recycling of tempfiles never worked and has been removed, any code calling tmp_recycling() should stop attempting to use the feature. 5.424 2007-11-07 David Skoll <email@example.com> * VERSION 5.424 RELEASED * (bugfix) [rt.cpan.org #29864] - lines in $entity->body() should be newline-terminated. 5.423 2007-09-27 Dave O'Neill <firstname.lastname@example.org> * VERSION 5.423 RELEASED * (bugfix) Fix API regression - MIME::Entity::body() should return an arrayref. Fixes RT 29643. 5.422 2007-09-25 Dave O'Neill <email@example.com> * VERSION 5.422 RELEASED * (bugfix) Require File::Temp 0.17 or newer for IO::Seekable support. This fixes test failures seen on Darwin. * (bugfix) Clear filer's purgeable() before calling init_parse(). Fixes RT 7858. 5.421 2007-09-21 Dave O'Neill <firstname.lastname@example.org> * VERSION 5.421 RELEASED * (enhancement) Use File::Temp for tempfile generation. MIME::Parser now has a tmp_dir() method for changing the temporary directory on a per-parser basis. 5.420_02 2007-08-29 Dave O'Neill <email@example.com> * VERSION 5.420_02 (developer release) * (bugfix) Correct 'use vars' and add a 'use strict' (fixes RT #22681) * (bugfix) Don't allow all-whitespace filenames in recommended_filename() (fixes RT #6115) * (bugfix) Require IO-stringy 2.110. Fixes RT tickets 11312, 11452, 12375, 12784, and 18791 * (docs) Updated RFC references to refer to MIME RFCs 2045-2049 (RT #14119) * (cleanup) Warn if no decoder is found for a given encoding. (RT #22682) * (cleanup) IO::Wrap no longer used, IO::ScalarArray use minimized 5.420_01 2007-06-18 Dave O'Neill <firstname.lastname@example.org> * VERSION 5.420_01 (developer release) * (bugfix) Fix warning generated by a header of "Content-Type: /". Previous versions would warn about undefined variables. We now set a blank type and subtype. * (cleanup) Partial removal of dependencies on IO::Scalar and IO::ScalarArray. We now use Perl's built-in I/O on scalars as much as possible. NOTE THAT THIS REQUIRES PERL 5.8! * (cleanup) FileHandle usage removed in favour of IO::File * (cleanup) Remove broken utility methods -- shellquote() because it didn't really make anything safe, and catfile(), because File::Spec is better. * (cleanup) Multiple test cleanups, including removal of ExtUtils/TBone.pm. Tests now use Test::More. * (cleanup) Remove support for recycling tempfiles ( tmp_recycling() and its usage in new_tmpfile() ) * (cleanup) Remove nasty "eval join('',<::DATA>) unless caller()" testing code from various modules * (cleanup) Merge all changelog information from README and MIME/Tools.pm into ChangeLog 5.420 2006-03-17 David F. Skoll <email@example.com> * VERSION 5.420 RELEASED * Fix regression introduced in 5.419 -- quoted-printable encoding would sometimes fail on "textual" MIME parts. 5.419 2005-12-22 David F. Skoll <firstname.lastname@example.org> * VERSION 5.419 RELEASED * Added MIME::Parser->decode_bodies method. This lets you force MIME::Tools to store body parts WITHOUT decoding them. Useful if you need the exact unmangled message source (for example, for GPG-signing.) Patch submitted by J�rn Reder. 5.418 2005-09-29 David F. Skoll <email@example.com> * VERSION 5.418 RELEASED * MIME/Decoder/QuotedPrint.pm: Localize "$_" in a couple of places. * MIME/WordDecoder.pm: Turn off useless debugging output to STDERR * MIME/Entity.pm: Make the stringify method use IO::ScalarArray instead of IO::Scalar. For small messages, performance may be worse; for large messages, it is definitely much better. * MANIFEST: Remove some useless internal files from the manifest. They were never meant to be part of the actual distribution. 5.417 2005-01-20 David F. Skoll <firstname.lastname@example.org> * VERSION 5.417 RELEASED * Require MIME::QuotedPrint 3.03 to use the three-argument "encode_qp" function. If we have an earlier version of MIME::QuotedPrint, fall back to the one-argument version. * Field/ParamVal.pm: The patch to strip trailing whitespace on parameters was buggy and caused decoding errors. This has been fixed. 5.416 2005-01-03 David F. Skoll <email@example.com> * VERSION 5.416 RELEASED * Allow MIME::Tools to work with MIME::QuotedPrint 2.20 again. The Makefile.PL will warn about potential problems, but will allow you to proceed. * Field/ParamVal.pm: Strip trailing whitespace when extracting parameters. Apparently, not doing so can cause Perl to core dump on certain badly-formed messages. 5.415 2004-10-27 David F. Skoll <firstname.lastname@example.org> * VERSION 5.415 RELEASED * Fixed parsing of parameter="" in headers, and fixed case where multipart boundary is "" 5.414 2004-10-06 David F. Skoll <email@example.com> * VERSION 5.414 RELEASED * Remove MIME::QuotedPrint 3.03 as a dependency and add MIME::Base64 3.03 instead. * Check return values of I/O operations like open(), close(), etc. and die if they fail. Problem reported by Mark Martinec. 5.413 2004-09-15 David F. Skoll <firstname.lastname@example.org> * VERSION 5.413 RELEASED * Fix some $VERSION = xxx assignments that were broken; make sure VERSION shows up as 5.413 everywhere. Sorry about that! 5.412 2004-09-09 David F. Skoll <email@example.com> * VERSION 5.412 RELEASED * Recognize "binhex40", "mac-binhex" and "mac-binhex40" Content-Transfer-Encodings. * Filer.pm: Be much more strict in evil_filename, allowing only a set of known good characters. 2004-09-08 David F. Skoll <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Skip BinHex decoding if prerequisite modules not installed. * Fix BinHex decoder so it encodes correctly; regression test for BinHex encoding now passes. * Require MIME::QuotedPrint 3.03 or newer. * Rename variable "$jkfis" to "$how_encoded" * Correct attribution of changes in changelog. * Correct bad regexp test for "bad PDF" files. 2004-09-07 David F. Skoll <email@example.com> * lib/MIME/Parser/Filer.pm (evil_filename): Make evil_filename more paranoid (Julian Field and Martin Blapp) * lib/MIME/Parser/Filer.pm (exorcise_filename): Delete leading and trailing whitespace (Julian Field) * Remove all the Benchmark code (Martin Blapp) * lib/MIME/Decoder.pm: Add support for BinHex encoded attachments (Julian Field) * lib/MIME/Decoder.pm: Require MIME::QuotedPrint 3.03 or newer for correct decoding of binary attachments. (Alexey Kravchuk) * lib/MIME/Decoder/QuotedPrint.pm: Attempt to deal sanely with PDF files encoded using quoted-printable encoding by Outlook, which does not follow the RFC guidelines. (Martin Blapp) * lib/MIME/Field/ParamVal.pm: Deal with RFC2231-encoded parameters. * lib/MIME/Head.pm: Correct "7-bit", "7 bit" and "7_bit" to 7bit; likewise for 8bit lookalikes. (Martin Blapp) * lib/MIME/Parser.pm: Add max_parts method to limit maximum number of MIME parts we are willing to parse. * DSKOLL took over maintainership of MIME::tools at version 5.411a. Version 5.411 Regenerated docs. Bug in HTML docs, now all fixed. Version 5.410 (2000/11/23) Better detection of evil filenames. Now we check for filenames which are suspiciously long, and a new MIME::Filer::exorcise_filename() method is used to try and remove the evil. *Thanks to Jason Haar for the suggestion.* Version 5.409 (2000/11/12) Added functionality to MIME::WordDecoder, including support for plain US-ASCII. MIME::Tools::tmpopen() made more flexible. You can now override the tmpfile-opening behavior. Version 5.408 (2000/11/10) Added new Beta unmime() mechanism. See the MIME::WordDecoder manpage for full details. Also see the section on "Understand how international characters are represented". Version 5.405 (2000/11/05) Added a purge() that does what people want it to. Now, when a parse finishes and you want to delete everything that was created by it, you can invoke `purge()' on the parser's filer. All files/directories created during the last parse should vanish. *Thanks to everyone who complained about MIME::Entity::purge.* Version 5.404 (2000/11/04) Added new automatic MIME-decoding of attachment filenames with encoded (non-ASCII) characters. Hopefully this will do more good than harm. The use of MIME::Parser::decode_headers() and MIME::Head::decode() has been deprecated in favor of the new MIME::Words "unmime" mechanism. Please see the "unmime" entry in the MIME::Words manpage. Added tolerance for unquoted =?...?= in param values. This is in violation of the RFCs, but then, so are some MUAs. *Thanks to desti for bringing this to my attention.* Fixed supposedly-bad B-encoding. *Thanks to Otto Frost for bringing this to my attention.* Version 5.316 (2000/09/21) Increased tolerance in MIME::Parser. Now will ignore bogus POP3 "+OK" line before header, as well as bogus mailbox "From " line (both with warnings). *Thanks to Antony OSullivan (ajos1) for suggesting this feature.* Fixed small epilogue-related bug in MIME::Entity::print_body(). Now it only outputs a final newline if the epilogue does not end in one already. Support for checking the preamble/epilogue in regression tests was also added. *Thanks to Lars Hecking for bringing this issue up.* Updated documentation. All module manual pages should now direct readers to the main MIME-tools manual page. Version 5.314 (2000/09/06) Fixed Makefile.PL to have less-restrictive requirement for File::Spec (0.6). Version 5.313 (2000/09/05) Fixed nasty bug with evil filenames. Certain evil filenames were getting replaced by internally-generated filenames which were just as evil... ouch! If your parser occasionally throws a fatal exception with a "write-open" error message, then you have this bug. *Thanks to Julian Field and Antony OSullivan (ajos1) for delivering the evidence!* Beware the doctor who cures seasonal head cold by killing patient Improved naming of extracted files. If a filename is regarded as evil, we guess that it might just be because of part information, and attempt to find and use the final path element. Simplified message logging and made it more consistent. For details, see the section on "Message-logging". Version 5.312 (2000/09/03) Fixed a Perl 5.7 select() incompatibility which caused "make test" to fail. *Thanks to Nick Ing-Simmons for the patch.* Version 5.311 (2000/08/16) Blind fix for Win32 uudecoding bug. A missing binmode seems to be the culprit here; let's see if this fixes it. *Thanks to ajos1 for finding the culprit!* The carriage return thumbs its nose at me, laughing: DOS I/O *still* sucks Version 5.310 (2000/08/15) Fixed a bug in the back-compat output_prefix() method of MIME::Parser. Basically, output prefixes were not being set through this mechanism. *Thanks to ajos1 for the alert.* shift @_, ### "shift at-underscore" or @_ will have bogus "self" object Added some backcompat methods, like parse_FH(). *Thanks (and apologies) to Alain Kotoujansky.* Added filenames-with-spaces support to MIME::Decoder::UU. *Thanks to Richard Pun for the suggestion.* Version 5.305 (2000/07/20) Added MIME::Entity::parts_DFS as convenient way to "get all parts". *Thanks to Xavier Armengou for suggesting this method.* Removed the Alpha notice. Still a few features to tweak, but those will be minor. Version 5.303 (2000/07/07) Fixed output bugs in new Filers. Scads of them: bad handling of filename collisions, bad implementation of output_under(), bad linking to results, POD errors, you name it. If this had gone to CPAN, I'd have issued a factory recall. `:-(' Errors, like beetles, Multiply ferociously In the small hours Version 5.301 (2000/07/06) READ ME BEFORE UPGRADING PAST THIS POINT! New MIME::Parser::Filer class -- not fully backwards-compatible. In response to demand for more-comprehensive file-output strategies, I have decided that the best thing to do is to split all the file-output logic (output_path(), evil_filename(), etc.) into its own separate class, inheriting from the new MIME::Parser::Filer class. If you *override* any of the following in a MIME::Parser subclass, you will need to change your code accordingly: evil_filename output_dir output_filename output_path output_prefix output_under My sincere apologies for any inconvenience this will cause, but it's ultimately for the best, and is quite likely the last structural change to 5.x. *Thanks to Tyson Ackland for all the ideas.* Incidentally, the new code also fixes a bug where identically-named files in the same message could clobber each other. A message arrives: "Here are three files, all named 'Foo'" Only one survives. :-( Fixed bug in MIME::Words header decoding. Underscores were not being handled properly. *Thanks to Dominique Unruh and Doru Petrescu,* who independently submitted the same fix within 2 hours of each other, after this bug has lain dormant for months: Two users, same bug, same patch -- mere hours apart: Truly, life is odd. Removed escaping of underscore in regexps. Escaping the underscore (\_) in regexps was sloppy and wrong (escaped metacharacters may include anything in \w), and the newest Perls warn about it. *Thanks to David Dyck for bringing this to my attention.* What, then, is a word? Some letters, digits, and, yes: Underscores as well Added Force option to MIME::Entity's make_multipart. *Thanks to Bob Glickstein for suggesting this.* Numerous fixlets to example code. *Thanks to Doru Petrescu for these.* Added REQUIREMENTS section in docs. Long-overdue. *Thanks to Ingo Schmiegel for motivating this.* Version 5.211 (2000/06/24) Fixed auto-uudecode bug. Parser was failing with "part did not end with expected boundary" error when uuencoded entity was a *singlepart* message (ironically, uuencoded parts of multiparts worked fine). *Thanks to Michael Mohlere for testing uudecode and finding this.* The hurrying bee Flies far for nectar, missing The nearest flowers Say ten thousand times: Complex cases may succeed Where simple ones fail Parse errors now generate warnings. Parser errors now cause warn()s to be generated if they are not turned into fatal exceptions. This might be a little redundant, seeing as they are available in the "results", but parser-warnings already cause warn()s. I can always put in a "quiet" switch if people complain. Miscellaneous cleanup. Documentation of MIME::Parser improved slightly, and a redundant warning was removed. Version 5.210 (2000/06/20) Change in "evil" filename. Made MIME::Parser's evil_filename stricter by having it reject "path" characters: any of '/' '\' ':' '[' ']'. Just as with beauty The eye of the beholder Is where "evil" lives. Documentation fixes. Corrected a number of docs in MIME::Entity which were obsoleted in the transition from 4.x to 5.x. *Thanks to Michael Fischer for pointing these out.* For this one, a special 5- 5-5-5 Haiku of anagrams: Documentation in mutant code, O! Edit -- no, CUT! [moan] I meant to un-doc... IO::Lines usage bug fixed. MIME::Entity was missing a "use IO::Lines", which caused an exception when you tried to use the body() method of MIME::Entity. *Thanks to Hideyo Imazu and Michael Fischer for pointing this out.* Bareword looks fine, but Perl cries: "Whoa there... IO::Lines? Never heard of it." Version 5.209 (2000/06/10) Autodetection of uuencode. You can now tell the parser to hunt for uuencode inside what should be text parts. See extract_uuencode() for full details. Beware: this is largely untested at the moment. *Special thanks to Michael Mohlere at ADJE Webmail, who was the first -- and most-insistent -- user to request this feature.* Faster parsing. Sped up the MIME::Decoder::NBit decoder quite a bit by using a variant of the chunking trick I used for MIME::Decoder::Base64. I suspect that the same trick (reading a big chunk plus the next line to get a big block of lines) would work with MIME::Decoder::QuotedPrint, but I don't have the time or resources to check that right now (tested contributions would be welcome). NBit encoding is more-conveniently done line-by-line for now, because individual line lengths must be checked. Better use of core. MIME::Body::InCore is now used when you build() an entity with the Data parameter, instead of MIME::Body::Scalar. More documentation on toolkit configuration. Version 5.207 (2000/06/09) Fixed whine() bug in MIME::Parser where the "warning" method whine() was called as a static function instead of invoked as an instance method. *Thanks to Todd A. Bradfute for reporting this.* A simple warning Invokes method as function: "Warning" makes us die Version 5.206 (2000/06/08) Ahem. Cough cough: Way too many bugs Thus, a self-imposed penance: Write haiku for each Fixed bug in MIME::Parser: the reader was not handling the odd (but legal) case where a multipart boundary is followed by linear whitespace. *Thanks to Jon Agnew for reporting this with the RFC citation.* Legal message fails And 'round the globe, thousands cry: READ THE RFC Empty preambles are now handled properly by MIME::Entity when printing: there is now no space between the header-terminator and the initial boundary. *Thanks to "sen_ml" for suggesting this.* Nature hates vacuum But please refrain from tossing Newlines in the void Started using Benchmark for benchmarking. Version 5.205 (2000/06/06) Added terminating newline to all parser messages, and fixed small parser bug that was dropping parts when errors occurred in certain places. Version 5.203 (2000/06/05) Brand new parser based on new (private) MIME::Parser::Reader and (public) MIME::Parser::Results. Fast and yet simple and very tolerant of bad MIME when desired. Message reporting needs some muzzling. MIME::Parser now has ignore_errors() set true by default. Version 5.116 (2000/05/26) Removed Tmpfile.t test, which was causing a bogus failure in "make test". Now we require 5.004 for MIME::Parser anyway, so we don't need it. *Thanks to Jonathan Cohn for reporting this.* Version 5.115 (2000/05/24) Fixed Ref.t bug, and documented how to remove parts from a MIME::Entity. Version 5.114 (2000/05/23) Entity now uses MIME::Lite-style default suggested encoding. More regression test have been added, and the "Size" tests in Ref.t are skipped for text document (due to CRLF differences between platforms). Version 5.113 (2000/05/21) Major speed and structural improvements to the parser. *Major, MAJOR thanks to Noel Burton-Krahn, Jeremy Gilbert, and Doru Petrescu for all the patches, benchmarking, and Beta-testing!* Convenient new one-directory-per-message parsing mechanism. Now through `MIME::Parser' method `output_under()', you can tell the parser that you want it to create a unique directory for each message parsed, to hold the resulting parts. Elimination of $', $` and $&. Wow... I still can't believe I missed this. D'OH! *Thanks to Noel Burton-Krahn for all his patches.* Parser is more tolerant of weird EOL termination. Some mailagents are can terminate lines with "\r\r\n". We're okay with that now when we extract the header. *Thanks to Joao Fonseca for pointing this out.* Parser is tolerant of "From " lines in headers. *Thanks to Joachim Wieland, Anthony Hinsinger, Marius Stan, and numerous others.* Parser catches syntax errors in headers. *Thanks to Russell P. Sutherland for catching this.* Parser no longer warns when subtype is undefined. *Thanks to Eric- Olivier Le Bigot for his fix.* Better integration with Mail::Internet. For example, smtpsend() should work fine. *Thanks to Michael Fischer and others for the patch.* Miscellaneous cleanup. *Thanks to Marcus Brinkmann for additional helpful input.* *Thanks to Klaus Seidenfaden for good feedback on 5.x Alpha!* Version 4.123 (1999/05/12) Cleaned up some of the tests for non-Unix OS'es. Will require a few iterations, no doubt. Version 4.122 (1999/02/09) Resolved CORE::open warnings for 5.005. *Thanks to several folks for this bug report.* Version 4.121 (1998/06/03) Fixed MIME::Words infinite recursion. *Thanks to several folks for this bug report.* Version 4.117 (1998/05/01) Nicer MIME::Entity::build. No longer outputs warnings with undefined Filename, and now accepts Charset as well. *Thanks to Jason Tibbits III for the inspirational patch.* Documentation fixes. Hopefully we've seen the last of the pod2man warnings... Better test logging. Now uses ExtUtils::TBone. Version 4.116 (1998/02/14) Bug fix: MIME::Head and MIME::Entity were not downcasing the content-type as they claimed. This has now been fixed. *Thanks to Rodrigo de Almeida Siqueira for finding this.* Version 4.114 (1998/02/12) Gzip64-encoding has been improved, and turned off as a default, since it depends on having gzip installed. See MIME::Decoder::Gzip64 if you want to activate it in your app. You can now set up the gzip/gunzip commands to use, as well. *Thanks to Paul J. Schinder for finding this bug.* Version 4.113 (1998/01/20) Bug fix: MIME::ParserBase was accidentally folding newlines in header fields. *Thanks to Jason L. Tibbitts III for spotting this.* Version 4.112 (1998/01/17) MIME::Entity::print_body now recurses when printing multipart entities, and prints "everything following the header." This is more likely what people expect to happen. PLEASE read the "two body problem" section of MIME::Entity's docs. Version 4.111 (1998/01/14) Clean build/test on Win95 using 5.004. Whew. Version 4.110 (1998/01/11) Added make_multipart() and make_singlepart() in MIME::Entity. Improved handling/saving of preamble/epilogue. Version 4.109 (1998/01/10) Overall Major version shift to 4.x accompanies numerous structural changes, and the deletion of some long-deprecated code. Many apologies to those who are inconvenienced by the upgrade. MIME::IO deprecated. You'll see IO::Scalar, IO::ScalarArray, and IO::Wrap to make this toolkit work. MIME::Entity deep code. You can now deep-copy MIME entities (except for on-disk data files). Encoding/decoding MIME::Latin1 deprecated, and 8-to-7 mapping removed. Really, MIME::Latin1 was one of my more dumber ideas. It's still there, but if you want to map 8-bit characters to Latin1 ASCII approximations when 7bit encoding, you'll have to request it explicitly. *But use quoted-printable for your 8-bit documents; that's what it's there for!* 7bit and 8bit "encoders" no longer encode. As per RFC-2045, these just do a pass-through of the data, but they'll warn you if you send bad data through. MIME::Entity suggests encoding. Now you can ask MIME::Entity's build() method to "suggest" a legal encoding based on the body and the content-type. No more guesswork! See the "mimesend" example. New module structure for MIME::Decoder classes. It should be easier for you to see what's happening. New MIME decoders! Support added for decoding `x-uuencode', and for decoding/encoding `x-gzip64'. You'll need "gzip" to make the latter work. Quoted-printable back on track... and then some. The 'quoted- printable' decoder now uses the newest MIME::QuotedPrint, and amends its output with guideline #8 from RFC2049 (From/.). *Thanks to Denis N. Antonioli for suggesting this.* Parsing Preamble and epilogue are now saved. These are saved in the parsed entities as simple string-arrays, and are output by print() if there. *Thanks to Jason L. Tibbitts for suggesting this.* The "multipart/digest" semantics are now preserved. Parts of digest messages have their mime_type() defaulted to "message/rfc822" instead of "text/plain", as per the RFC. *Thanks to Carsten Heyl for suggesting this.* Output Well-defined, more-complete print() output. When printing an entity, the output is now well-defined if the entity came from a MIME::Parser, even if using parse_nested_messages. See MIME::Entity for details. You can prevent recommended filenames from being output. This possible security hole has been plugged; when building MIME entities, you can specify a body path but suppress the filename in the header. *Thanks to Jason L. Tibbitts for suggesting this.* Bug fixes Win32 installations should work. The binmode() calls should work fine on Win32 now. *Thanks to numerous folks for their patches.* MIME::Head::add() now no longer downcases its argument. *Thanks to Brandon Browning & Jason L. Tibbitts for finding this bug.* Version 3.204 Bug in MIME::Head::original_text fixed. Well, it took a while, but another bug surfaced from my transition from 1.x to 2.x. This method was, quite idiotically, sorting the header fields. *Thanks, as usual, to Andreas Koenig for spotting this one.* MIME::ParserBase no longer defaults to RFC-1522-decoding headers. The documentation correctly stated that the default setting was to *not* RFC-1522-decode the headers. The code, on the other hand, was init'ing this parser option in the "on" position. This has been fixed. MIME::ParserBase::parse_nested_messages reexamined. If you use this feature, please re-read the documentation. It explains a little more precisely what the ramifications are. MIME::Entity tries harder to ensure MIME compliance. It is now a fatal error to use certain bad combinations of content type and encoding when "building", or to attempt to "attach" to anything that is not a multipart document. My apologies if this inconveniences anyone, but it was just too darn easy before for folks to create bad MIME, and gosh darn it, good libraries should at least *try* to protect you from mistakes. The "make" now halts if you don't have the right stuff, provided your MakeMaker supports PREREQ_PM. See the section on "REQUIREMENTS" for what you need to install this package. I still provide old courtesy copies of the MIME:: decoding modules. *Thanks to Hugo van der Sanden for suggesting this.* The "make test" is far less chatty. Okay, okay, STDERR is evil. Now a `"make test"' will just give you the important stuff: do a `"make test TEST_VERBOSE=1"' if you want the gory details (advisable if sending me a bug report). *Thanks to Andreas Koenig for suggesting this.* Version 3.203 No, there haven't been any major changes between 2.x and 3.x. The major-version increase was from a few more tweaks to get $VERSION to be calculated better and more efficiently (I had been using RCS version numbers in a way which created problems for users of CPAN::). After a couple of false starts, all modules have been upgraded to RCS 3.201 or higher. You can now parse a MIME message from a scalar, an array-of-scalars, or any MIME::IO-compliant object (including IO:: objects.) Take a look at parse_data() in MIME::ParserBase. The parser code has been modified to support the MIME::IO interface. *Thanks to fellow Chicagoan Tim Pierce (and countless others) for asking.* More sensible toolkit configuration. A new config() method in MIME::ToolUtils makes a lot of toolkit-wide configuration cleaner. Your old calls will still work, but with deprecation warnings. You can now sign messages just like in Mail::Internet. See MIME::Entity for the interface. You can now remove signatures from messages just like in Mail::Internet. See MIME::Entity for the interface. You can now compute/strip content lengths and other non-standard MIME fields. See sync_headers() in MIME::Entity. *Thanks to Tim Pierce for bringing the basic problem to my attention.* Many warnings are now silent unless $^W is true. That means unless you run your Perl with `-w', you won't see deprecation warnings, non-fatal-error messages, etc. But of course you run with `-w', so this doesn't affect you. `:-)' Completed the 7-bit encodings in MIME::Latin1. We hadn't had complete coverage in the conversion from 8- to 7-bit; now we do. *Thanks to Rolf Nelson for bringing this to my attention.* Fixed broken parse_two() in MIME::ParserBase. BTW, if your code worked with the "broken" code, it should *still* work. *Thanks again to Tim Pierce for bringing this to my attention.* Version 2.14 Just a few bug fixes to improve compatibility with Mail-Tools 1.08, and with the upcoming Perl 5.004 release. *Thanks to Jason L. Tibbitts III for reporting the problems so quickly.* Version 2.13 New features Added RFC-1522-style decoding of encoded header fields. Header decoding can now be done automatically during parsing via the new `decode()' method in MIME::Head... just tell your parser object that you want to `decode_headers()'. *Thanks to Kent Boortz for providing the idea, and the baseline RFC-1522- decoding code!* Building MIME messages is even easier. Now, when you use MIME::Entity's `build()' or `attach()', you can also supply individual mail headers to set (e.g., `-Subject', `-From', `- To'). Added `Disposition' to MIME::Entity's `build()' method. *Thanks to Kurt Freytag for suggesting this feature.* An `X-Mailer' header is now output by default in all MIME- Entity-prepared messages, so any bad MIME we generate can be traced back to this toolkit. Added `purge()' method to MIME::Entity for deleteing leftover files. *Thanks to Jason L. Tibbitts III for suggesting this feature.* Added `seek()' and `tell()' methods to built-in MIME::IO classes. Only guaranteed to work when reading! *Thanks to Jason L. Tibbitts III for suggesting this feature.* When parsing a multipart message with apparently no boundaries, the error message you get has been improved. *Thanks to Andreas Koenig for suggesting this.* Bug fixes Patched over a Perl 5.002 (and maybe earlier and later) bug involving FileHandle::new_tmpfile. It seems that the underlying filehandles were not being closed when the FileHandle objects went out of scope! There is now an internal routine that creates true FileHandle objects for anonymous temp files. *Thanks to Dragomir R. Radev and Zyx for reporting the weird behavior that led to the discovery of this bug.* MIME::Entity's `build()' method now warns you if you give it an illegal boundary string, and substitutes one of its own. MIME::Entity's `build()' method now generates safer, fully-RFC- 1521-compliant boundary strings. Bug in MIME::Decoder's `install()' method was fixed. *Thanks to Rolf Nelson and Nickolay Saukh for finding this.* Changed FileHandle::new_tmpfile to FileHandle->new_tmpfile, so some Perl installations will be happier. *Thanks to Larry W. Virden for finding this bug.* Gave `=over' an arg of 4 in all PODs. *Thanks to Larry W. Virden for pointing out the problems of bare =over's* Version 2.04 A bug in MIME::Entity's output method was corrected. MIME::Entity::print now outputs everything to the desired filehandle explicitly. *Thanks to Jake Morrison for pointing out the incompatibility with Mail::Header.* Version 2.03 Fixed bug in autogenerated filenames resulting from transposed "if" statement in MIME::Parser, removing spurious printing of header as well. (Annoyingly, this bug is invisible if debugging is turned on!) *Thanks to Andreas Koenig for bringing this to my attention.* Fixed bug in MIME::Entity::body() where it was using the bodyhandle completely incorrectly. *Thanks to Joel Noble for bringing this to my attention.* Fixed MIME::Head::VERSION so CPAN:: is happier. *Thanks to Larry Virden for bringing this to my attention.* Fixed undefined-variable warnings when dumping skeleton (happened when there was no Subject: line) *Thanks to Joel Noble for bringing this to my attention.* Version 2.02 Stupid, stupid bugs in both BASE64 encoding and decoding were fixed. *Thanks to Phil Abercrombie for locating them.* Version 2.01 Modules now inherit from the new Mail:: modules! This means big changes in behavior. MIME::Parser can now store message data in-core. There were a *lot* of requests for this feature. MIME::Entity can now compose messages. There were a *lot* of requests for this feature. Added option to parse `"message/rfc822"' as a pseduo-multipart document. *Thanks to Andreas Koenig for suggesting this.* Version 1.13 MIME::Head now no longer requires space after ":", although either a space or a tab after the ":" will be swallowed if there. *Thanks to Igor Starovoitov for pointing out this shortcoming.* Version 1.12 Fixed bugs in parser where CRLF-terminated lines were blowing out the handling of preambles/epilogues. *Thanks to Russell Sutherland for reporting this bug.* Fixed idiotic is_multipart() bug. *Thanks to Andreas Koenig for noticing it.* Added untested binmode() calls to parser for DOS, etc. systems. No idea if this will work... Reorganized the output_path() methods to allow easy use of inheritance, as per Achim Bohnet's suggestion. Changed MIME::Head to report mime_type more accurately. POSIX module no longer loaded by Parser if perl >= 5.002. Hey, 5.001'ers: let me know if this breaks stuff, okay? Added unsupported ./examples directory. Version 1.11 Converted over to using Makefile.PL. *Thanks to Andreas Koenig for the much-needed kick in the pants...* Added t/*.t files for testing. Eeeeeeeeeeeh...it's a start. Fixed bug in default parsing routine for generating output paths; it was warning about evil filenames if there simply *were* no recommended filenames. D'oh! Fixed redefined parts() method in Entity. Fixed bugs in Head where field name wasn't being case folded. Version 1.10 A typo was causing the epilogue of an inner multipart message to be swallowed to the end of the OUTER multipart message; this has now been fixed. *Thanks to Igor Starovoitov for reporting this bug.* A bad regexp for parameter names was causing some parameters to be parsed incorrectly; this has also been fixed. *Thanks again to Igor Starovoitov for reporting this bug.* It is now possible to get full control of the filenaming algorithm before output files are generated, and the default algorithm is safer. *Thanks to Laurent Amon for pointing out the problems, and suggesting some solutions.* Fixed illegal "simple" multipart test file. D'OH! Version 1.9 No changes: 1.8 failed CPAN registration Version 1.8 Fixed incompatibility with 5.001 and FileHandle::new_tmpfile Added COPYING file, and improved README.