Three Panes - The Right Way, At Last!

If you've been visiting for a while, you've probably noticed that my quest for a vertical preview pane in is an and one (has it really been three years?), and that it made my regarding the application itself.

And, in fact, a number of people were kind enough to remember, so much so that I got three submissions for this thread as I drowsily skimmed my feeds during breakfast (tagging stuff for rcarmo gets it to show up on my RSS reader - feel free to do so, provided you don't overdo it..).

By then folk were up to figuring out the need for a custom NSSplitView (like I , the preview pane is programmatically sized) and providing a custom binary, but at 8AM I hadn't the heart to fire up my to try it (and especially not after having shut it down at 2AM, bleary-eyed, trying to sort out some... "homework"), so I bookmarked the thing on my and departed for work.

Then Ryan Flynn e-mailed me around lunchtime (to my , no less), and I found out that some enterprising soul had created this .mailbundle plugin.

Getting home after a particularly grueling Friday, I've just found that Michael Simmons, Pedro Leite, and Dominic Evans also e-mailed me about it - in glorious, vertical goodness.

And seeing that Tim Gaden would like some feedback on it, I have one thing to say -

, this plugin is the reason I haven't switched to Thunderbird today. The IMAP support and the with embedded images in HTML mail have been driving me nuts, and this bought a little more time.

And that's it, really. In fact, just crashed on me the first time I tried displaying Tim's post:

...but hey, I've got a vertical preview pane - at last!

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