Af has now been released, but this doesn't mean that it is complete.
There are several major enhancements that af could benefit from, some
of which are loosely planned to be done at some time in the future.
Internal support for composing non-textual MIME mail.
Commands to allow you to use PGP conveniently with af. PGP
stands for Pretty Good Privacy; it is a public-key encryption package
written by Phil Zimmerman.
Support for internationalising af, so that messages are displayed in
the user's native language. I would need volunteers to actually do
Major enhancements to the Afl language, allowing people to write their
own extensions to af.
An X interface with pull-down menus, scroll bars and mouse support.
An additional major mode for reading news, similar to the mail mode
but carefully tailored for convenient news-reading.
Ports to other operating systems, such as MS-DOS or windows.
If you have any strong preferences about the direction af should take in
the future, or suggestions of other enhancements you think I might like
to consider, then please mail them to me at
This document was generated
by Malc Arnold on August, 22 2002