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Newsbin 6.80 Beta 7, August 16, 2017

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New
Features

  • Long Filename Support (which broke XP compatibility)
  • Download Engine improvements
  • Updated RAR and PAR Processing code
  • Fixes to issues existing in 6.7x versions.
  • Click on "Changes in this Version" tab for more details.

Changes in
this Version

Version 6.80 Beta 7 Build 4965, August 16, 2017

    NOTE: Does not run under XP (and may not run on XP anymore)

  • Tweaked error message issued from Post UnRAR filter to avoid confusion of the source.
  • Other tweaks to address potential issue with par2 files not getting processed correctly.
  • Fixed issue where menu options launching URL's were not working (i.e. help/forums)
  • New AutoPAR processing. Now has a dedicated thread to prevent the chunk folder from growing too large.
  • Fixed issue where UnRAR would not generate paths that exist in the RAR archive.
  • Fixed issue where filters weren't getting copied when using a template upon creation of a new filter profile.
  • Fixed issue where file sets would not compact properly if there is no subject.
  • Fixed issue where Repair library and Newsbin were not able to handle internal paths if using linux forward slash "/"
  • Fixed display issue when expanding a set in the download list queued from search results
  • Fixed issue with MOTD not auto-closing.
  • Fixed issue where Newsbin would not download more PARs if the first one is damaged.
  • Fixed download failure when initial PAR doesn't set the PAR ID.
  • Added the ability to save NZB's to disk when using Sonarr
  • Fixed issue moving par files to wish list
  • Fixed possible hang on exit issue.
  • Fixed issue when using the $(DOWNLOADPATH) path variable. It wasn't rendering.
  • Fixed issue where the low disk threshold popup would display if the download folder is missing.
  • Fixed issue where incomplete files that are downloaded weren't getting upper cased as they should.
  • Fixed issue where some single part files were not getting removed from the download list.

Change
History

Version 6.80 Beta 6 Build 4932, July 14, 2017

  • Fixed hang on exit issue.
  • Fixed issue when data drive runs out of space, pop up warning was not coming up.
  • Major changes to support long filenames (>260 characters).
  • Added more logging to try to help troubleshoot reports of watchlists failing
  • Now supports file sets that include password in the subject
  • Fixed issue where a decode was attempted after it had already completed, giving misleading error message.
  • Rebuilt DLL to use no special Intel instructions. Should work on AMD's again.
  • Fixed issue where random filenames in the yEnc headers wouldn't match the filename Newsbin was using from the subject impacting resume function.
  • Fix for issue with "Placeholder" displaying in the download path listed in the wish list.

Version 6.80 Beta 5 Build 4909, June 21, 2017

  • Fix for filter sorting. Issue introduced in Beta 4
  • Found and fixed two crash issues
  • Fixed issue with sample files getting included in main rar set in some cases.
  • Fix issue compacting some styles of mp3 posts.
  • Fixed issue retrieving and using password from NZB file when it exists.
  • Improved MD5 detection.
  • Improved compaction to handle new style of file counters.
  • Improved efficiency ih downloading headers.
  • Sped up exit processing
  • Fixed issue where encrypted sets with no valid password would keep trying to unrar but never fail - now goes to failed list.

Version 6.80 Beta 4 Build 4879, June 1, 2017

  • XFeatures command is now disabled by default. Too many security software packages conflict with it. If you want to use XFeatures, you should have your security software ignore Newsbin then enable it under Options -> Servers -> Really Advanced. If you don't know what XFeatures is then you probably aren't going to miss it. :)
  • Fixed crash issue when searching other files for PARS.
  • Updated RAR library
  • Turned on sorting for the Filter Profile Dropdown in Group Properties.

Version 6.80 Beta 2 Build 4847, May 2, 2017

  • Fixed issue with the Read Post Body function (Ctrl-R) and getting the first chunk first.
  • Fixed problem with Internet Search results for small files. Was losing some data.

Version 6.80 Beta 1 Build 4841, April 24, 2017

  • Fixed issue where Newsbin couldn't download if there was an illegal filename in subject.
  • Fixed issue where the "Look in Groups" dropdown in a Watch Topic wasn't remembering the Group chosen and defaulted to searching all newsgroups.
  • Removed confirmation prompt when performaing a "Mark All Old" since it is non-destructive and reversable.
  • Fixed issue in AutoPar when the first par2 file is corrupt. Now triggers other par downloads.
  • Now compacts all NZB records that come from Sonarr or SickBeard to solve issue displaying post sets with obscured filenames.
  • Fixed issue where automatic assemble incompletes wasn't working correctly.
  • Resolved intermittent stalling issue when retries fail.
  • Reduced logging in some cases. Caused the disks to get hammered.
  • NZB Autoload no longer looks at rar files larger than 5MB. There is no limit in the size of NZB files
  • Change AutoPAR to go ahead and unrar 0 byte files. Sometimes they are meaningful files.
  • The performance option "Fail Chunks with bad yEnc Formats" is now on by default. Most are correct these days. Bad ones are usually spam.
  • In cases where the yEnc filename doesn't contain an extension now uses the filename from the Subject.
  • Change in the download engine to download raw data and send to decoder after the fact instead of processing on the fly.
  • Speed and reliabilty enhancements to yEnc, Mime, and UU decoding functions since they are now decoupled from the download engine.

Issues

  • Version 6.80 does not run on XP
  • PAR status may go over 100%
  • Not obeying "pars to wishlist" setting
  • Download lists from versions older than 6.60 are not compatible.
  • Last Updated timestamp in the Groups tab is one hour off when Daylight Savings Time is in force.
  • Auto-shutdown will close Newsbin while headers are still importing in the background. Determined to be annoying but not critical as the import will continue once Newsbin is started again.
  • Report that utf8 and unicode posts are not displaying correctly, i.e. Korean groups
  • Manually entered group as a Watch List filter does not work. Can only choose Group of Group folders here.
  • NBRemote hangs on last file when displaying files list
  • NBRemote does not work with trial keys
  • Need to add support for .REV files
  • Drag and Drop to order the Groups list in the Groups tab is not hooked up, nor can you column sort the groups. Workaround is to edit the .nbi file directly.
  • There have been reports that Newsbin isn't saving the correct renamed files to descript.ion file.
    Newsbin renames the file on disk and then lands the file. Without re-writing the descript.ion, there's no way to fix this.
  • Works on Windows XP and newer.
  • Crosspost filters in the Add Groups dialog are not hooked up.

    Our Beta Support Forum has current discussions about this beta release.

    If you have an issue not addressed in the forums, please contact Newsbin Technical Support

Awards
Best news reader available! J.B., Loganville, GA - July 17, 2017