Software Update: NewsBin Pro 5.10 build 6860

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DJI Interprises released version 5.10 build 6860 of NewsBin Pro yesterday. This program is able to download files such as photos, movies and programs in separate packages from one or more news servers and reassemble them at the receiving end. The download is less than two megabytes in size and can be started by pressing this link to click. The changelog for this release shows the following changes:


  • Newsgroup Organization Features: act on an individual group or a group of groups.
  • On-the-fly Download Prioritization: get the important stuff first.
  • Multiple Server Support: configure multiple news servers for simultaneous use.
  • Automatic Download Mode: Automatically download files while you sleep.
  • Dual Core support: Makes use of multiple processor systems, or CPUs with Hyperthreading
  • Advanced Download Management: use the Scratch list to park posts for downloading later
  • Automatic Header Updates: always have the most recent headers available for browsing.
  • NZB File Support: automatically loads NZB files, or click and drag.
  • MP3 Organizer: use MP3 ID3V2 tags to organize by albums and artist.
  • Optimal Resource Management: uses significantly less RAM than Version 4.x
  • Image Database and Viewer: store images to a database and view with built-in viewer.
  • Built in RAR Processing: AutoRAR combines split RAR files and extracts the contents.

Missing V4 Features:

  • Version 5.1 currently has no Posting capabilities.

Known issues:

  • NewsBin database cannot be written to folders with characters other than az, 0-9. For example c:\pepé\data will result in the Read Post Body function to fail and no newsgroups list can be saved (RPB.DB3 and GROUPS.DB3).
  • Group list download can be very slow. The Group Last Added column always reflects the timestamp of the last group download.
  • Spool purge mechanism may be missing a few things.
  • Crosspost filters won’t work on old spool files (Created with any version prior to 5.1.0). Only headers downloaded with 5.1+ will respond to the crosspost filter.
  • In single tab mode, if you abort a GOG load by loading another GOG, the tab changes even thought the new GOG load is blocked with the “Spool Loading already in progress” warning.
  • Hide incompletes works on spool load but doesn’t work on header download. Need to reload to hide new incompletes.
  • Kill Connections in Connections tab does not give feedback. Does not kill connections on some machines for some reason.
  • In scratch list, ctrl-shift-e to add to top of download list doesn’t work (either shift double-click or right-click and hold down the shift key when choosing “Add Posts to Download List as a workaround)
  • In scratch list, Add to download list adds group of selected posts in reverse order.
  • Tracking an issue where a few posts are sometimes hidden after downloading new headers for a group with an open post list.
  • Icon in post list tab does not always switch to “completed” icon when all posts are loaded.
  • Post Properties does not show accurate “Missing” info in “Compact Mode” for compacted posts.
  • In post list, Mark All Read does not clear post list if Show New is selected.
  • In post list, add to top adds group of selected posts in reverse order.
  • In post list, Compact Mode will sometimes hide non-yEnc posts that pretend to be yEnc.
  • In Read Posts tab, if you delete the last post, the window jumps up to the beginning of the list.
  • Launch NZB always goes to download list. Does not honor “Download Manual Load NZBs” option.
  • There is no way to switch NBI files from the program anymore. To switch NBI files, close NewsBin and launch it from an existing NBI by using Windows Explorer to locate the NBI file then double-click on it to launch NewsBin.
  • If you do a Read Post Body on a multipart post, all parts are downloaded. Should only download first part.
  • First chunk for a file determined to be a duplicate gets deleted. If it is a multipart file, any other chunks downloaded are not deleted. This will not be an issue when the new scheme of downloading first chunks exclusively to check for dups is implemented.
  • Utilities/Set Font does not apply to bottom portion of Read Posts tab.
  • Utilities/Set Font does not apply to Status Tab
  • Drag and drop of groups in groups list provides no feedback.
  • UUE posts with identical subjects getting combined by mistake.
  • Will not run in a restricted user account (there is a workaround, still researching ramifications).


Version number 5.10 build 6860
Operating systems Windows 2000, Windows XP
Website DJI Interprises
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License type Shareware