SABnzbd 0.5.5 and 0.5.6 Binary Newsreader Releases

Not only has SABnzbd binary newsreader been downloaded nearly 2 million times.  The open-source Usenet client is still in development with new features and add-ons coming out on a regular basis.  Back in August we talked about the 0.5.4 release.  Now SABnzbd has released two more versions in November – 0.5.5 and 0.5.6.

Here are the release notes for SABnzbd 0.5.5:

– Use’s new V1.1 api.
– Add Norwegian translation
– When par2 complains about bad options, report to user.
– Add INI-only option “api_warnings” to enable/disable warnings about unauthenticated access to the API.

– Improve handling of colon chars in filenames for Windows and OSX, to compensate for odd behaviour of par2.
– NZBs would be left behind, despite “.nzb” being in the cleanup-list
– When only individually paused jobs are in the queue, unpausing them would not always resume downloading
– NZB-chaining should ignore the duplicate NZB check and fix cleanup of “complete” folder after NZB-chaining.
(Chaining is the automatic re-queueing of downloads containing only NZBs)
– Plush did not save end-of-queue action.
– Zipped NZB files from URLs were not accepted.
– OSX: The end-of-queue action “Hibernate” shut down the system.
– Sanitize nzbname parameter coming from API calls (led to problems with some third-party utilities)

Along with the release notes for SABnzbd 0.5.6:

– Prevent blocking of RSS preview by automatic RSS read-out
– Windows binary had issues with sending non-English emails
– Explicit RSS filter attributes (category, script, pp) could influence each other within a feed definition

If you haven’t had a chance to try SABnzbd yet then definitely check it out.  The free Usenet client is web-based and available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.  Download SABnzbd 0.5.6 and let us know what you think.  Read our SABnzbd 0.5 review to learn more about the Usenet browser.