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    Newsbin Pro downloads files from Usenet Newsgroups as fast as your internet connection will allow.

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    March 5, 2014

    Version 6.51 Release

    We have released Newsbin Version 6.51! It has some bug fixes, performance improvements, and reliability improvements over 6.50. It also has more robust handling of those annoying passworded RAR files.

    This is a free upgrade for all registered users. Download and run the 6.51 installer, it will retain your current configuration settings. The first time you update groups (if you are a header downloader) there may be a delay while the group databases get reindexed.

    Newsbin Pro downloads files from Usenet Newsgroups as fast as your internet connection will allow.

    Try an anonymous 10 Day Free Trial or sign up for an Extended Trial Key good for 15 days including access to our Usenet Search service.

    A key to Newsbin costs as little as $20 with free upgrades for life! If you purchase one year of our Usenet Search Service for $30, the key is free.

    If you want to download files from Usenet with a minimum of hassles, Newsbin is the tool for you. More Info

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Newsbin 6.52 Beta 1, April 7, 2014

The 32 and 64 bit versions are in the same installer. Download

New
Features

  • Bug fixes to 6.51 Release. Click the "Changes in this Version" tab for details.
  • Notable fixes include support of even more types of RAR Password schemes and fixed a potential configuration corruption issue.

Tech Notes:

  • The Files list is now purged to 10,000 files. Newsbin now does a "vacuum" on the database file at startup to compact the database. If you have a really big list, startup might take a bit longer than usual.

Changes in
this version

Version 6.52 Beta 1 Build 3183, April 7, 2014

  • Fixed bug where configuration file could be corrupted when adding a new server.
  • Vacuum downloaded.db3 on startup (database compaction)
  • Handles more posting types that Newsbin was not able to identify as spam.
  • Logic for examining different file types for spam has been moved into its own DLL for easier patching in the future without having to put out a new release. The new dll filename is LibFiletypeWin32.dll for 32 bit systems or LibFiletypex64.dll for 64 bit.
  • Files list purging wasn't working. Now capped at 10,000 and deleted files are removed from DB.
  • Updated the version of SQLite that Newsbin uses for its database files.
  • Performance enhancement to importing headers.
  • Fixed potential crash issue when re-adding a file to the download list (crashed android, not windows)

Change
History

Version 6.51 Final Build 3159, March 3, 2014

  • Support for yet another rar password format.
  • Custom lists now report if you try to use a list name that already exists.
  • Now updates the New Files column in the Groups List tab when files are added to a Custom List
  • Upgrade Note: The first time you update groups after upgrading from anything prior to 6.51 will take some extra time for re-indexing.

Version 6.51 Release Candidate 2 Build 3157, February 24, 2014

  • Added support for another form of file encryption.
  • Upgrade Note: The first time you update groups after upgrading from anything prior to 6.51 will take some extra time for re-indexing.

Version 6.51 Release Candidate 1 Build 3156, February 14, 2014

  • Fixed issue where Search downloads weren't changing state to downloaded.
  • Folder Dup Bypass - changed to default to off to reduce false positives

Version 6.51 Beta 5 Build 3154, February 4, 2014

  • Fixed hang caused when the download list auto-saves while new files are getting added to the list
  • Fixed issue with a large number of deletes sometimes failing
  • Fixed issue deleting passwords from the unrar password list
  • Added new file signature to the unrar password checker
  • Added capability to customize the size filter dropdown by adding your own sizes through the .nbi file. Details in the release notes

Version 6.51 Beta 4 Build 3146, January 28, 2014

  • Resetting download path resets unrar path in downloads.
  • Now keeps the next line highlighted when deleting from the download list.
  • Now attempts to pull passwords from RAR filename if it matches a known pattern
  • Fixed issue where the subject listed in the files list for a post might be wrong. Caching issue.
  • New keyboard shortcut, ctrl-o, will pop up the unrar password manager. This will work for new installs. For upgrades, you might have to clear your workspace.xml file from the Newsbin Data Folder to get it to work.

Version 6.51 Beta 3 Build 3145, January 20, 2014

  • RAR Passwords: Now adds a password when you leave the dialog even if the add button isn't clicked.
  • Manual unrar from the right-click menu in the download list now uses the configured unrar path.

Version 6.51 Beta 2 Build 3143, January 8, 2014

  • Fixed issue where setting age on search tab was getting stuck on subsequent searches even if you clear it.
  • More work on handling different password schemes for encrypted RAR archives

Version 6.51 Beta 1 Build 3140, December 31, 2013

  • Fixed issue where typing in a specific group for Internet Search wasn't getting applied.
  • Age filter now persists over reloading the headers.
  • Fixed a couple of cases where RAR passwords were failing on some rar files.
  • Fixed issue with some passworded rar inside rar files getting through the spam filter.
  • Fixed Socks proxy support. Was broken in 6.50
  • Fixed issue with Newsbin ignoring the "Automatically unrar complete files" option. You couldn't turn it off.
  • Fixed issue with unrar not keeping the PC awake.
  • Fixed issue with combining related headers representing one file set together into one line.
  • When compacting the database, now does a "storage age" purge first.
  • Fixed the "Find" feature when using the image DB.
  • Added logging for when the file exists on disk and the download is abandoned.

Issues

  • 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.
  • 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
The program and the service and support of NewsLeecher has become worse for over 1 year, and I return after years to NewsBin. Tested I have 1 week and am satisfied. Hope it remains so. F.P., San Francisco, CA - May 10, 2012