NNTPGrab 0.7.0 released

Added by Alguno over 5 years ago

It has already been over a year since the last stable release of NNTPGrab.
About time to change that! That's why we would like to announce version 0.7.0 of NNTPGrab.
This is a stable release and everybody is recommended to update to this new version.

These are the new features of this release (compared to the last stable release, 0.6.2) :
  • PAR2 files will now only be downloaded when really necessary
  • Improved look-and-feel on Windows and Mac OS X due to the use of Qt
  • The integrated search service is back operational again and heavily optimized
  • Downloading using SSL is fast than before
  • Due to various optimalisations the maximum download speed the program can achieve is increased
  • Various manipulations in the download queue are now much faster than before (note: users of an older version of NNTPGrab need to complete their old downloads first before updating to this new version because of an incompatibility between the old and the new file format)
  • Added support for GTK3 (part of GNOME 3)
  • Added support to automatically remove collections from the download queue after a successful download
  • Added an option called 'Send GROUP command before downloading' which can be used for certain buggy usenet servers

For the complete details of these new features we would like to redirect you to the release notes of the previous beta versions:
NNTPGrab 0.6.90 / 0.7 Beta 1
NNTPGrab 0.6.91 / 0.7 Beta 2
NNTPGrab 0.6.92 / 0.7 Beta 3

These are the changes since the last beta version (0.6.92):
  • Some files could get stuck in the download queue when a connection with a server was interrupted unexpectedly. Fixed
  • Collections with a total size of 4GB or more were shown incorrectly in the Online Search tab. Fixed
  • Require Online Search queries to be at least 4 characters long
  • Made the columns in the Online Search tab resizable
  • On the first time startup, always save a default configuration file to disk
  • Fixed an issue in the GTK frontend where moving the last file or collection could result in an assertion error
  • The Qt frontend didn't remember the last used host/port which was used to connect to a NNTPGrab Server. Bug #84
  • Event handling was broken on RHEL5/CentOS5. Fixed
  • Don't show the automatic unpack options in the configuration tab on RHEL5/CentOS5 as these features aren't available on those environments
  • Importing NZB files (regular import, not the quick import) was broken on RHEL5/CentOS5. Fixed
  • When adding files the download progress percentage could be shown incorrect when the collection contains .par2 files. Fixed
  • When a file is fully unavailable on all servers the automatic repair and unpack wouldn't get triggered. Fixed
  • Check if there are any files which are ready to be decoded every time the download queue is restarted
  • When the schedular is stopped due to an error, it wasn't possible to restart the schedular anymore in the Qt frontend. Fixed

This new version can be found on our Downloads page