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    May 15, 2014

    July 18, 2014, 10:00pm

    Version 6.53 Release Candidate

    Several of our alert users have identified some fairly critical issues in the 6.52 release regarding RAR file processing. We have addressed those issues and are close to releasing 6.53. You can download the installer for the 6.53 Release Candidate from the Newsbin Beta Page and it will automatically upgrade, preserving your settings.

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Newsbin 6.53 Final, August 14, 2014

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

New
Features

  • Quick-turn release to address bug fixes to 6.52 Release. Click the "Changes in this Version" tab for details.

Changes in
this version

Version 6.53 Final Build 3311, August 14, 2014

  • Rebuild for final release. No changes since Build 3309

Change
History

Version 6.53 Release Candidate 4 3309, August 9, 2014

  • Fixed crash problem introduced when fixing par processing a couple of releases ago.

Version 6.53 Relase Candidate 3 Build 3305, August 7, 2014

  • Fixed issue unraring RAR sets that have no associated PAR2 files.
  • Changed how header importing works in an effort to reduce total load and speed feeding.

Version 6.53 Relase Candidate 2 Build 3298, August 4, 2014

  • Now will try harder to download PAR2 files if there are errors downloading the smaller PAR2 files.
  • Fixed issue when unraring into a folder that already has the same filenames.
  • Change so when AutoPAR is disabled, Newsbin will blindly download all files in the set, rars and pars. This addresses an issue where pars were downloading but not getting saved when AutoPAR was disabled.

Version 6.53 Relase Candidate 1 Build 3295, July 27, 2014

  • Fixed issue where Newsbin wouldn't assemble after retries expired.
  • Fixed issue where PARS wouldn't un-pause when they were supposed to.
  • Fixed issue where disabling autopar would still pause par downloads.
  • Fixed issue where Unraring image files would totally stall out Newsbin.

Version 6.52 Final Build 3289, July 18, 2014

  • Update internal version numbers and copyight data under help/about.
  • Remove RC designation from version number in title bar.
  • Fix issue where incomplete files don't get padded out if chunks are no longer in memory.
  • Fixed crash issue when creating NZB files.
  • Fix issue where .nb2 files weren't getting deleted on filename filter hits.
  • Fix cosmetic issue where downloaded files were marked as "Spam" in the Status column.

Version 6.52 Release Candidate 1 Build 3278, July 15, 2014

  • Has a new auto-shutdown icon in the toolbar. Can toggle auto-shutdown mode with it.
  • Changed how filter profiles are applied to compacted posts so a filter hit won't hide the entire post.
  • Fixed issue where posts marked as spam in the Search database had the wrong status. Now says "Spam".
  • Updated Icon Legend in the Help menu

Version 6.52 Beta 6 Build 3258, July 5, 2014

  • Fixed issue with Newsbin deleting MP3 files
  • Found and fixed a potential crash problem that could happen rarely.
  • Improvements in handling PARS that won't download.
  • Changed level of the "Post doesn't seem to be the post requested" error to be a debug message instead of critical error. If you are running in debug mode, this error may pop up when doing a RPB on a set. It can be ignored when that happens.
  • Now shows a special icon when a .nfo file exists in the set. Look for a small "i" in a circle, like an information icon.
  • Ctrl-R now reads all text content in the set including .nfo, .sfv, etc
  • Add IFO as an allowed run type when launching from the Files tab.
  • Fixed issue where autopar would not work if it can't download the smallest PAR file instead of using other available PAR files
  • Fixed issue processing posts where the last part had an incorrect offset and length assigned to it. Symptom was file corruption for some posts.

Version 6.52 Beta 5 Build 3252, June 25, 2014

  • Fixed issue processing posts where the last part had an incorrect offset and length assigned to it. Symptom was file corruption for some posts.
  • Has new compaction logic, auxiliary files, like .nfo and .srr, are now included in compacted lines to clean up the display. Click the + sign to expand the set and gain access to those files if you need them separately.
  • No longer uses FileType.dll. Now built in to the Newsbin executable.
  • Fixed intermittent crash issue.
  • Fix for download order processing.

Version 6.52 Beta 4 Build 3240, June 18, 2014

  • Now has the capability to hide encrypted and/or identified spam posts from search results as an option. Under Options/Spam Filter Settings.
  • Simplified spam filter options on the Spam Filter Settings screen.
  • Fixed issue receiving error popups for some types of search errors when resolving files.
  • Processed NZB files are stored in the loaded folder again, due to popular request.
  • Added new compaction code with filename removal when there is a duplicate filename in subject.
  • Increased NZB Password length limit when included in the NZB Filename, was limited to 60 bytes.
  • Now removes the password if it exists when using the NZB Filename for pathing.
  • Support allowing zip files inside of RAR files.
  • Change to make serves with "Typical Retention" more efficient. Looks like 4x faster than before.
  • Hopefully fixed intermittent crash issue reported when closing a tab.

Version 6.52 Beta 3 Build 3196, May 7, 2014

  • Changed interface to the spam filter DLL and implemented better filtering. Version will now show as 2.00 in the logging tab at startup.
  • All spam filters are on by default. Any can be overridden by using ctrl-y (or right-click and select Download - Bypass Filters).
  • Fixed issue where some passwords aren't being found in NZB Filenames.
  • Fixed issue when marking old in search tab and from loaded NZB file tab.
  • Fixed some file purging issues. Loaded NZB files now go to the temp folder and get purged after 2 days.
  • Now deletes any non-GZ files from the import folder as part of data folder cleanup.
  • Made changes when feeding an NZB into the autoload folder, now makes sure the load works even if it initially fails

Version 6.52 Beta 2 Build 3191, April 25, 2014

  • Spam filter now identifies rar files containing a .exe claiming to install a special codec to render the file.
  • Updated spam filtering capabilities in the spam dll. You'll see FileType Version 1.13 in the logging tab at startup
  • Changed spam filter DLL to only look into .rar files along with wmv/asf files.
  • Test downloads will now convert to real downloads if you right click and select "Retry Download".
  • Fixed issue where Test Downloads converted to real downloads were reverting back to a test download on restart.
  • Increased number of search strings saved in the dropdown list to 50

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)

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
I've tried the rest and believe you are the best. H.K., Havre de Grace, Maryland - August 20, 2014