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Newsbin 6.70 Beta 4, January 29, 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.


  • Re-wrote the download engine. No longer pauses download during unrar.
  • Moved spam filtering logic into a dll to allow patching without having to perform a release.
  • Changes to how and when the configuration gets auto-saved. Trying to minimize potential for corruption with unexpected exits.
  • Added ability to apply a filter on Poster (From Field) in a Filter Profile.

Changes in
this Version

Version 6.70 Beta 4 Build 4496, January 29, 2016

  • Fixed issue where column sorting in the files list makes them vanish.
  • Changes to how dynamic download path is determined in order to fix issues $(SEARCH) and $(FILENAME) path variables.
  • Added logic to make writes to the .nbi file and the rar passwords file more robust.
  • Fixed issue where unrar wasn't generating empty folders that were specified inside the RAR set.
  • Fixed issue where PAR only sets weren't clearing the download list even when files are perfect.
  • Unraring a file now applies 2 timestamps to the extracted files. "Created" is the date of download. "Date" is the date of the file inside the rar.
  • Fixed issue where RAR and Repair progress bars weren't using different colors.
  • Fixed issue where "Assemble Incompletes" wasn't kicking in when it should.
  • Fixed issue where NZB Files are using "Placeholder" for the group when queued using drag and drop.
  • Fixed the "Time to Finish Current Downloads" counter in the Status Bar at the bottom of the Newsbin window.
  • Fixed issue where the LoadSpecial function wasn't respecting the max age setting.
  • Made change the password manager. Hitting enter is like clicking "Add New" instead of "Ok".
  • Fixed issue processing uuencoded posts.
  • Made changes to better handle split rar/par sets, where the par files are posted separately from the rar files.
  • Re-write of the Watch List Scan window. Comes up when you click the "Test Watch" button.


Version 6.70 Beta 3 Build 4482, January 19, 2016

  • New feature, can now add filtering on Poster in a Filter Profile.
  • Tweaked the Options window size.
  • Fixed issue with "Register Newsbin..." menu option displaying on startup even when registered.
  • Changed path logic to make variable substitutions both before and after the download.
  • Fixed issue when you disable the filters, the posts that would have been filtered were untagged.
  • Fixed issue with the scheduler not saving changes.
  • Fixed issue with the scripts options not saving changes.
  • Fixed Hide old when used with Search.
  • Fixed Hide Old in watch lists.
  • Fixed issue where poster filter could not be removed if it was a keyword lockout and not full poster lockout.
  • Fixed issue where Files list entries from Search don't were not showing the actual group.
  • Fixed issue when performing Search with $(GROUP) in the path, "Placeholder" was getting used instead of the group name
  • Now allows CBZ and CBR files to be compacted when QPMS (Master Splitter with PAR files) encoded.
  • Made change so that when 98% of the PAR blocks are in place, Newsbin will start downloading PARS.
  • Fixed Hide Old, wasn't working if filters were turned off.
  • Fixed crash issue on rescan when using header based watches.
  • Fixed issue with MessageIdFilter. It wasn't hooked up and instead it was applying "Download Folder" in place of the message-id filter.

Version 6.70 Beta 2 Build 4471, January 11, 2016

  • Fixed issue that occured if you restart with files in the download list originating from NZB files and had the $(NZBFILE) download path variable defined.
  • Fixed issue where local searches were resetting the new file counters.
  • Changes to how and when the configuration gets auto-saved. Trying to minimize potential for corruption with unexpected exits.
  • Sped up the "Purge to Display Age" function by adding an index to the database. First load of posts will be slow because of the new index.
  • Fixed issue running under Wine which was preventing unrar if you use the same path for download and unrar.
  • Fixed issue downloading full NZB from Sickbeard
  • Installed new engine. No longer pauses download during unrar.
  • Split out spam filtering stuff into a dll, LibFileType32.dll or LibFileType64.dll
  • Fixed issue processing rar sets with random PAR filenames.
  • Fixed handling corrupt PAR files missing a PARid. Would cause the download to leave the download list prematurely.
  • When an unrar fails, all files are added to the bad list to cause the Repair DLL to force a rescan of all the files. Made change to catch rare cases where the data changed between writing and repair.

Version 6.70 Beta 1 (there was no Beta 1)

  • Started as a 6.63 release. With re-write of download engine, decided to make it a 6.70 release


  • Download lists from versions older than 6.60 are not compatible.
  • 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

I like your setup/interface/layout. I used to be a Forte Agent user but it's new look is hard to follow. Plus you have easy-to-follow guides are great. D.O., Wellington, NZ - August 3, 2014