Mercury/32 v4.51 is now publicly available.
the surface v4.5 will not appear markedly different from v4.01, "under
the hood" it's quite a different story. The code has been heavily
reworked in almost every area, focusing heavily on robustness,
reliability and performance.
A download link and list of new features in v4.5 is available at
with this release of Mercury, the licensing model for the program has
changed. Mercury remains completely free for non-commercial use, but
commercial users will need to purchase a license if they wish to
continue using it after a 60-day evaluation period. We have attempted
to produce a licensing program that is both very inexpensive, and
completely non-intrusive. Details and pricing can be found here:
note that if you have a current support subscription at any level under
the old Pegasus Mail Support Consortium arrangement, you are
automatically entitled to a Mercury site license at no charge - please
contact me directly to arrange this.
A personal note: I'm
acutely conscious that it has taken an abnormally long time to get this
release done. One of the lessons I have learned from the problems in
getting v4.5 complete is that I need to open up the beta testing
process so that more people have greater access to betas and patches
more often. I will be developing a strategy for this over the next
couple of weeks.
Any problems or issues arising from this
release can be raised either on the public mailing list at bama.ua.edu,
or in the Community forums at our community web site,
-- David --