Version: 2.00 || Release Date: 2008-08-23 || License: Other Open Source App Owner: ogo

Alpine is an "Alternatively Licensed Program for Internet News and Email" produced by the University of Washington. It is intended to be an easy-to-use program for sending, receiving, and filing Internet electronic mail messages and bulletin board (Netnews) messages. Alpine is designed to run on a wide variety of Unix® operating systems. A version for Microsoft Windows® is available as is a world wide web based version designed to run under the Apache web server.

See Paul Heinlein's shell script to compile Alpine at

Edit version number and change it to VER="alpine-2.00".

Mac OS X Universal Binaries are available for the previous version, 1.10 at Expect 2.00 binaries soon.

You might prefer to compile from Eduardo Chappa's fully patched source.

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Who on earth would use PINE in this day and age?

While the package is old, it is extremely easy to download the nightlies from their svn server and compile your own copy. The instructions are at the bottom of the page. No weird configuration options are necessary for it to work on a Mac.

1.0 is out, also check out for a .app bundle (scroll down to MacAlpine-1.00.dmg) need to compile anything.