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Newsbin 6.71 Release Candidate 3, July 19, 2016




  • Fixes to 6.70 Production Release.
  • Rebuilt with new compiler tools that allows Newsbin to run on XP again
  • Click on "Changes in this Version" tab for more details.

Changes in
this Version

Version 6.71 Release Candidate 3 Build 4750, July 19, 2016

  • Fixed issue with unraring RAR files containing empty folders. The folders were not getting created.
  • Fixed issue with the Remote interface load range.
  • Fixed issue with Read Post Body function (ctrl-r)
  • Fixed crash when renaming a group folder in the groups list (Group of Groups name)
  • Made change to perodically save total download count instead of only on exit.
  • Fixed issue where downloading from search watch list wasn't tagging the post as "downloaded"
  • Fixed issue with trial keys not working. Introduced in RC2.


Version 6.71 Release Candidate 2 Build 4740, July 8, 2016

  • Add a popup when Newsbin starts if there are no active servers in the server list.
  • Fixed issue in password manager, sometimes last password was munged.
  • Fixed issue where sampling a rar that required a password would clear password list.
  • Fixed issue with configuration backup
  • Now uses a new SSL library - seems to behave better with certain servers.

Version 6.71 Release Candidate 1 Build 4723, June 28, 2016

  • Fix assembly of poisoned posts which ended up zero length.
  • Fix to accept case sensitive passwords in the unrar password manager.

Version 6.71 Beta 4 Build 4710, June 17, 2016

  • Fixed startup issue introduced in B3 with people running custom windows themes
  • New compiler tools allows us to build for Windows XP again. So 6.71B4 works on Windows XP

Version 6.71 Beta 3 Build 4671, June 9, 2016

  • Fix issue when deleting files from the Files list was also deleting from disk. Only shift-delete should delete from disk *and* the list.
  • Fixed the Read Post Body function to show post headers.
  • Changes to the installer to allow override if the installer detects an incompatible operating system.

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.
  • "Load Older Posts" for headers is broken
  • 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
  • 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

Found Newsbin Pro with a search engine (Yahoo) while researching downloading utilities. I appreciate its flexibility in handling NZB files. M.D., Ellerslie, Auckland, NZ - July 29, 2014