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Archive for February, 2010

SABnzbd 0.5.0 Final is ready

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

For more information, see the extended release note on the Wiki.

  • Multi-language UI: English, French, Dutch, German and Swedish
  • Start-up Wizard to get you going fast
  • QuickCheck : on-the-fly par2 check. When a download is correct, the normal par2 check is skipped
  • Configuration changes take immediate effect (except skins and some system folders)
  • Job priorities, individual job pausing, job renaming
  • Flexible server setup (scheduled on/off, optional servers)
  • The Plush and Smpl skins have been improved and are a lot faster than before and they have paging
  • New “Mobile” skin (replaces iPhone-skin)
  • RSS supports more sites and has generally improved
  • For Windows distribution: 64-bit par2 and unrar are used on 64-bit Vista/Win7/Server2008
  • Support for password protected rar-files
  • Expanded TV/Movie sorting
  • Improved OSX integration
  • HTTPS support for the Web-UI
  • Email templates to design your own emails (including multiple recipients)
  • Extensive API for utility developers
  • History will survive a full queue/admin clean and future upgrades
  • Windows: optional association of NZB files with SABnzbd (double-click support)

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SABnzbd 0.5.0 RC6 is released

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

SABnzbd 0.5.0 RC6 is available for download from


  • Add INI-only option “par2_multicore” to enable/disable par2-multicore


  • Prevent crash in RSS due to odd characters
  • Prevent deadlock in downloader when server is blocked
  • Prevent deletion of par files of other sets in multi-set NZBs
  • Incorrect job rename in SMPL skin on Windows
  • INI-only option “no_penalties” to limit timeout penalties for non-optional servers to 1 minute
  • HTTPS certificate paths should default to the admin_dir directive
  • The second parameter of the user script should be the original NZB file name even when the job has been renamed.
  • Show clear error message when RSS feed preview or force-download fails.
  • Don’t warn about RSS reading problems when a scheduled scan is done.
  • Ignore empty “username” and “apikey” parameters in URLs and add stored values.
  • Suppress authentication warning for API call “get_scripts” and “qstatus”. These are used by some external utilities to determine if username/password is required. Prevents a warning each time SABnzbd or the browser is started.
  • Ignore read-only attributes of files in a RAR archive (Windows)
  • Remove potential crash on OSX when handling corrupt par2 file
  • Enable manual unblocking of permantly blocked servers
  • Retry permanently blocked servers after 30 minutes (compensate for shoddy servers)
  • INI-only option “folder_length_max” for trimming folder name size (default 128 for Windows, for others 256)
  • Give unrar preference over rar when both installed on a Posix system

RC4 and RC5 were only released to our Test group.