Newts is a modern, actively-maintained implementation of notesfiles, a concept which is half Usenet and half bulletin board.
Notesfiles were developed in the later 1970s at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Newts attempts to closely resemble the functionality of the Unix port of notesfiles from UIUC, and is compatible with the data files used by that port.
Newts is written for Unix-like systems, and is known to run on various flavors of Linux, Mac OS X, and probably most other Unixes.
Future versions of Newts will include a separate daemon to manage multiple local and network connections, additional backends, and additional clients.
What's New in This Release:
· Various memory-related and segfault bugfixes in the utilities and main client.
· This release contains a first draft of a new client API, but that API is not yet recommended for public use.