Linux News Today: Sylpheed 3.5 Open-Source Email Client Released with Support for HiDPI Displays

Sylpheed, an open-source, free and cross-platform email client that is currently used in numerous lightweight GNU/Linux operating systems, has been updated to version 3.5, a release that introduces cool new features.

Looking at the release notes, which we’ve also attached at the end of the article for reference, prominent new features of Sylpheed 3.5 include support for HiDPI (High DPI) displays for the windows and widgets, the ability to specify the startup online mode, and the addition of a fade effect for the notification window.

Among the improvements implemented in Sylpheed 3.5, we can notice that the menus have a native look on Windows OSes, the sylpheed.exe binary detects HiDPI environments, the Sylpheed.desktop file has been updated, the Mbox locking is now NFS-safe, and the file dialogs have been improved.

Additionally, it is now possible to store the original names of the attached files when they are opened, and there is also the ability to add shorter suffixes when they conflict. Moreover, the TLS 1.2 and 1.1 secure protocols are now automatically enabled for STARTTLS when using OpenSSL 1.0.1 or later, and the Hebrew translation has been added as well.

“The new stable version Sylpheed 3.5 has been released. In this release, the runtime libraries in the Windows version were updated and many UI improvements were made. High DPI environment was also supported. Many other improvements and bugfixes have been also made,” reads the official announcement.

Updated components and bugfixes

Several components have been updated as well in this release, and among them, we can mention OpenSSL 0.9.8zh, GPGME 1.4.3, Pango 1.36.3, GLib 2.38.2, GTK+ 2.24.23, GDK-Pixbuf 2.30.7, libpng 1.14.19, and Cairo 1.10.2. Also, the libtiff dependency has been removed in favor of GDI+.

As usual, quite a lot of the bugs reported by users since the previous stable release of the software have been addressed as well, and there are numerous stability improvements applied. Download Sylpheed 3.5 for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems right now from Softpedia.

Via Softpedia