I realize this is an odd question, as not that many people use newsreaders for newsgroups any longer, it's all going to Google Groups and using browsers to access newgroups. Or, for that matter, not many people even use newsgroups at all.
But, if anyone is out there that may have some information on this, I would be very grateful.
To reiterate and try to encapsulate all the rambling:
Pan 0.135 is the newest version but I believe it's still in beta form and I can see why it wouldn't be in the repositories.
But, Pan 0.134: "Wait for Me", has been out in final form since February 15, 2011 and it isn't available for Linux Mint users in their repositories.http://pan.rebelbase.com/
Does anyone know why Pan is being overlooked? I would be happy just to be able to upgrade to the 0.134 version but, every time I try to manually do it, I receive the error about the wrong GTK+ version. I guess Linux Mint Katya's GTK+ is too new or something, I'm not sure.
As of now, I'm still using a version of Pan, 0.133, all the way back from 2008.