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Newsbin 6.71 Beta 2, May 27, 2016


- No longer runs on Windows XP!!! Stay with 6.62 or below if you are still running XP or Windows Server 2003.
- If upgrading from a version prior to 6.60, you should clear your current download, failed, and wish lists before trying the beta.


  • Fixes to 6.70 Production Release. Click on "Changes in this Version" tab for more details.

Changes in
this Version

Version 6.71 Beta 2 Build 4649, May 27, 2016

  • Fixed issue where test download generates empty files.
  • Fixed issues with Image Database function
  • Fixed issue marking some posts old when they have high ascii characters.
  • Fixed XFeatures auto-disable for servers that don't support XFeatures.
  • Fixed Show Server Commands debug option (Under "Network" on the Options screen).


Version 6.71 Beta 1 Build 4637, May 21, 2016

  • Fixed issue where the $(FILENAME) path variable was yielding inconsistent results when processing NZB Files.
  • Fixed issue with Age dropdown persistence.
  • Fixed issue with searching in Local mode ssearching through all groups, not the specific groups if selected.
  • Fixed issue where failed files would sometimes not have a reason listed in the Error column of the Failed Files tab.
  • Fixed issue where files that have no content weren't failing immediately.
  • Fixed issue where sorting the Files list was bringing back deleted rars.
  • Fixed issue that occured if a PAR downloaded due to retries is missing parts, it was preventing other PARS from downloading.
  • Fixed issue with how Watch List Search was handling incomplete files. They weren't becoming complete. Now only shows complete files.
  • Fixed issue where disabling AutoPAR also disabled retries.
  • Changed "Group Empty" error to actually list the group that was found to be empty.
  • Tweaked file completion calculations to be more accurate.


  • Download lists from versions older than 6.60 are not compatible.
  • Report that utf8 and unicode posts are not displaying correctly, i.e. Korean groups
  • Disabling unrar in the watch lists doesn't work
  • 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
  • Cannot drag and drop groups in the Groups tab for ordering
  • 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 7 and newer. (It does run on Vista but that operating system is not recommended)
  • 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

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