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<h5 class="infoHeader">What's New</h5>
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<li class="little"><b>2004-01-01</b>: Release of 0.5.0</li>
<li class="little"><b>2003-03-12</b>: Release of 0.4.3</li>
<li class="little"><b>2003-03-11</b>: Release of 0.4.1</li>
<li class="little"><b>2003-02-03</b>: Release of 0.2.0</li>
<li class="little"><b>2003-01-25</b>: Added <a href="roadmap.html">roadmap</a></li>
<li class="little"><b>2002-11-03</b>: Release of 0.1.0</li>
<li class="little"><b>2002-10-29</b>: Creation of</li>
<li class="little"><b>2002-10-27</b>: Initial archangel release (0.0.1, 0.0.2)</li>

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<li class="little"><a href="">GROGGS</a></li>
<li class="little"><a href="">RGTP resources site</a></li>
<li class="little"><a href="">Some history</a></li>
<li class="little"><a href="/other-clients.html">All known RGTP clients</a></li>
<li class="little"><a href="">RGTP specification</a></li>
<li class="little"><a href=""></a><br>part of <a href="">Myriad Colours</a></li>

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<h1 class="page-header"><acronym title="An RGTP client, having a nifty gossip editor locally" style="font-variant: small-caps">Archangel</acronym>: an RGTP client for Mozilla</h1>

<p>Archangel lets you browse <acronym title="Reverse Gossip Transfer Protocol">RGTP</acronym> bulletin boards (such as <a href=""><acronym title="General Purpose Reverse-Ordered Gossip Gathering System">GROGGS</acronym></a> at Cambridge University) from within Mozilla. The protocol Archangel uses is:
<li><b>secure</b>: users are cryptographically identified.</li>
<li><b>centralised</b>: all discussion is held on one server under the control of nominated editors.</li>
<li><b>linear</b>: the item format helps regulate thread drift.</li>
<li><b>mature</b>: it has been in regular use for over <a href="">eight years</a>.</li>

<p>There are <a href="/other-clients.html">several other RGTP clients</a> available, for many platforms, and <a href="">a free RGTP server</a> is under development. Feedback about Archangel is welcome, either on GROGGS (item <a href="rgtp://">R2990216</a> is a good place to start) or by sending email to "archangel at marnanel dot org".</p>

<p>Archangel also serves as a simple demonstration of <a href="new-protocol.html">adding new protocols to Mozilla</a> which is a little more in-depth than <a href="">the "finger" example on Mozilla's site</a>. However, it's not yet very beautiful or elegant, and there are many things I don't fully understand yet. The code does work, though.</p>

<p>Archangel is currently still under development. If you'd like to play with an early release, please continue to "<a href="installation.html">how to install</a>."</p>

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