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Faces Archive

This archive mirrors the latest version of software from other sites that can use the picons databases from the Picons Archive. See the README files within each subdirectory for further information about each program.

This archive contains

bbdb/
Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>'s contact management utility for use with Emacs. Uses X-Face header entries, but doesn't support picons databases or searches. Mirrored from the BBDB web page at <URL:http://pw2.netcom.com/~simmonmt/bbdb/index.html>.
compface/
James Ashton <James.Ashton@anu.edu.au>'s programs and library for converting between Blit ikon images and compressed X-Face mail header entries. The faces and xfaces programs can use this. See the picons icon support programs for additional conversion filters.
compface-win/
Serge Helfrich <helfrich@xs4all.nl>'s adaptation of compface for Windows, providing preliminary utilities to view and create X-Face entries on that platform. Mirrored occasionally from <URL:http://www.xs4all.nl/~helfrich/x-faces>.
exmh/
Brent Welch <welch@acm.org>'s comprehensive graphical user interface for the MH mail system implemented with Tcl/Tk. Displays picons for the current message. Mirrored occasionally from ftp.scriptics.com:/pub/tcl/exmh/. See also the exmh web page at <URL:http://www.beedub.com/exmh/>.
faces/
Rich Burridge <Richard.Burridge@eng.sun.com>'s program for monitoring lists with icons. Includes built-in mail monitoring functions and supports the X11/Gtk windowing system. Supports picons databases, applications and front-end. Mirrored from <URL:http://faces.sourceforge.net/>.
gnus/
Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <larsi@ifi.uio.no>'s rewrite of this Usenet newsreader and e-mail user agent implemented as part of Emacs. Displays picons for articles and messages. Gnus is compatible with Emacs 19.30 and later and is bundled with XEmacs 19.14 and later. Mirrored occasionally from ftp.ifi.uio.no:/pub/emacs/gnus/. See also the Gnus FAQ page at <URL:http://www.delorie.com/gnu/docs/emacs/gnus_257.html>.
imadhack/
Laurent Pasquer <Laurent.Pasquer@mail-chercheur.com>'s dangerously beta Hack for PalmOS handheld computers to include an X-Face in Address Book entries. Includes software for X-Face image conversion under Windows. Mirrored occasionally from <URL:http://lpasquer.free.fr/xface_anglais.html>.
libfaces/
Rob Kooper <kooper@cc.gatech.edu>'s libraries for creating and using GDBM versions of picons databases. Includes a mail monitoring program for X11. Mirrored from ftp.cc.gatech.edu:/pub/people/kooper/faces/.
mailfaces/
John Thomas <jthomas@cruzio.com>'s Java application to monitor a POP3 mailbox. Represents mail messages with icons looked up in the Picons Search service. Supports any platform with Java, with Unix and Windows 95/NT & OS/2 packages specially prepared. See the MailFaces web page at <URL:http://members.cruzio.com/~jthomas/mailfaces/>, from which this is mirrored, and from which downloads should be done if possible.
mailing_list/
Official annual archives of the faces/xfaces/picons mailing list. See the Picons FAQ about getting on this mailing list. Other archives of this mailing list may be available via <URL:http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.misc.faces> and <URL:http://www.mail-archive.com/>.
meuf/
Daniel Glazman <Daniel.Glazman@der.edf.fr>'s graphical user program for "Mail Enhanced Using Faces". Represents mail messages with icons. Supports X11 windowing system and a single picons database. Binaries only available for selected platforms. Mirrored from lara0.exp.edf.fr:/pub/MIME/meuf-3.0/. See also the meuf web page at <URL:http://lara0.exp.edf.fr/glazman/MEUF.html>.
misc/
Miscellaneous faces sources.
picons/
Steve Kinzler <steve@kinzler.com>'s collections of icons representing users, domains, news hierarchies, etc for use with the programs in this archive. Includes applications and front-ends for faces and xfaces and a set of supplementary icon support programs. This archive is the official FTP site for picons.
savingface/
Simon Fraser <smfr@smfr.org>'s program for the Macintosh platform for creating X-Face entries. Mirrored occasionally from <URL:http://www.smfr.org/utils.html>.
simplemail/
An e-mail program for the Newton handheld computer that includes support for X-Face mail header entries. Mirrored occasionally from <URL:http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/town/road/aah66/>.
web_hits/
Reports of web hit counts and links for the Faces and Picons Archives, monthly and overall.
winface/
Matthijs Laan <matthijsln@xs4all.nl>'s GUI program for the Windows platform for converting between X-Face mail header entries and bitmaps. A graphical interface to compface. See also and mirrored occasionally from <URL:http://www.xs4all.nl/~walterln/winface/>.
wmf/
Norbert Kümin <norbert.kuemin@lugs.ch>'s program for converting mail folders into HTML files. Uses X-Face mail header entries, but doesn't support picons databases or searches. Mirrored from sunsite.unc.edu:/pub/Linux/apps/www/converters/. See also the wmf web page at <URL:http://www.lugs.ch/LUGS_Members/norbert.kuemin/wmf.html>.
xfaces/
Chris Liebman <liebman@zod.clark.net>'s highly configurable program for monitoring lists with icons. Includes a built-in mail monitoring function and supports the X11 windowing system. Fully supports picons databases, applications and front-end. Mirrored from ftp.clark.net:/pub/liebman/. See the Picons Demo Images for some sample xfaces window dumps.
xfmail/
Gennady B Sorokopud <gena@netvision.net.il>'s mail reader for X11 using the XForms GUI library toolkit. Supports X-Face mail header entries and a single picons database. Mirrored from burka.netvision.net.il:/pub/xfmail/. See also the xfmail web page at <URL:http://burka.netvision.net.il/xfmail/xfmail.html>.

See also

Chameleon 5.0, <URL:http://www.netmanage.com/netmanage/cham50/index.html>
NetManage's commercial suite of TCP/IP applications for Windows `95 supports the display and sending of picons in its mail client. Includes a browser for the single picons database supported. An image of the picons setup window is available.
Galahad, <URL:http://www.mcs.net/~jvwater/galahad.html>
JvW Consulting's commercial tool for Windows and OS/2 provides off-line access to e-mail, BIX, news, the web and FTP. Picons can be displayed for news messages. A 45-day free trial download is available.
Gmane, <URL:http://www.gmane.org/>
This service and software for funneling and presenting mailing lists via newsgroups uses X-Face and Face header entries and picons databases.
MailGlance, <URL:http://mailglance.com/>
Brian Redman's flexible program for mail monitoring with icons for Mac OS X Jaguar. Supports picons databases and search engine.
MessageFaces, <URL:http://tecwizards.de/mozilla/messagefaces/index.html>
A Mozilla Thunderbird extension for displaying faces with e-mail and newsgroup messages. Uses X-Face mail header entries and other face sources, but doesn't support picons databases or searches.
MH-E, <URL:http://mh-e.sourceforge.net/>
The GNU Emacs front-end for MH. Uses X-Face, Face and X-Image-URL header entries, and a picons domains database.
Mozilla, <URL:http://www.mozilla.org/>
A patch is available at <URL:http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60881> to display the picon for the current message in the Mozilla browser's mail reader. It may be made a standard Mozilla feature -- see <URL:http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20417>.
SquirrelMail, <URL:http://www.squirrelmail.org/>
An open-source standards-based webmail package written in PHP4 that includes a plugin to display the messages' picons.
XCmail, <URL:http://www.js-home.org/XCmail/>
Juergen Schmitz <j.schmitz@web.de>'s free multi-featured mail reader for X11. Uses X-Face mail header entries, but doesn't support picons databases or searches.
xfacedb, <URL:http://www.xfaces.de/>
Simon Richter <richtesi@fs.tum.de>'s development effort to create self-maintaining, user-updatable picons databases on a relational database server. Help is requested and source is available via CVS via ssh.

Steve Kinzler <steve@kinzler.com>, a Kinzler.com offering