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 The v6 development track was where built-in support was added for the three major Internet mail protocols: ESMTP, POP3, and IMAP4. Citadel clients and WebCit are still supported (and always improving), of course. The list of changes is too voluminous to reproduce here, but here are some of the highlights: full-screen mode in the text client, SSL support for all client protocols, improvements to the build system to make it more portable, and the open source community's first single-instance message store (deliver a message to 100 users and only one copy gets stored on the disk). The v6 development track was where built-in support was added for the three major Internet mail protocols: ESMTP, POP3, and IMAP4. Citadel clients and WebCit are still supported (and always improving), of course. The list of changes is too voluminous to reproduce here, but here are some of the highlights: full-screen mode in the text client, SSL support for all client protocols, improvements to the build system to make it more portable, and the open source community's first single-instance message store (deliver a message to 100 users and only one copy gets stored on the disk).
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 We've also participated in the trend of making web apps richer and more responsive, by adding AJAX technology to WebCit wherever it makes sense. We've also participated in the trend of making web apps richer and more responsive, by adding AJAX technology to WebCit wherever it makes sense.
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 +As of this writing (early 2008) it is clear that the v7 system delivered on our groupware vision, because 2007 was a banner year for Citadel -- we had a large amount of takeup and Citadel became quite popular.  It was even written up in feature articles in at least three different magazines which cover open source software.
  
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 If you're a developer, or a Citadel site operator of any type, get involved in the Citadel project! There's plenty of room for lots of people to be working on lots of different things. Visit the home of Citadel, UNCENSORED! BBS, at [[http://uncensored.citadel.org/|http://uncensored.citadel.org]] (you can telnet there too, or point your favorite Citadel client at it, of course). We'd love to have you aboard. Let's introduce a whole new generation of online enthusiasts to the tradition of Citadel.   If you're a developer, or a Citadel site operator of any type, get involved in the Citadel project! There's plenty of room for lots of people to be working on lots of different things. Visit the home of Citadel, UNCENSORED! BBS, at [[http://uncensored.citadel.org/|http://uncensored.citadel.org]] (you can telnet there too, or point your favorite Citadel client at it, of course). We'd love to have you aboard. Let's introduce a whole new generation of online enthusiasts to the tradition of Citadel.  
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