New version 1.4.1 released

9 June, 2014 (19:15) | New Version | By: Matthias

This update includes the following changes and fixes:

  • Show total size of each archive in NZB file queue
  • Allow to remove items from the download queue via DEL key
  • Minor improvement to new Par2j handler

You can grab the latest version of HelloNzb from the sourceforge download section.

Enjoy!

New version 1.4 released

12 May, 2014 (23:36) | New Version | By: Matthias

We are very happy to announce the release of HelloNzb version 1.4. One of the main new features in this version is the option to set an alternative Usenet server, as requested by many of our users. You can now set a second server in the application settings, which will be automatically used as alternative download server if the a file is missing on your main server.

Another new feature is the option to use MultiPAR on Windows machines (via par2j.exe). Thanks to Fredo for implementing this into HelloNzb!

Additionally these changes have made it into HelloNzb version 1.4:

  • Fixed bug in logging window (debug messages)
  • Fixed bug in the “Open Download Folder” context menu item on Linux systems
  • Some speed and performance improvements

You can grab the latest version of HelloNzb from the sourceforge download section.
Please feel free to report any bugs you may find in this new release.

Enjoy!

New version 1.3.5 released

27 February, 2014 (01:29) | New Version | By: Matthias

This update includes the following changes and fixes:

  • After download and moving files to target folder, only delete source folder if it is empty
  • After download, before moving files to target folder, rename existing files there to .original
  • New option to move all files to folder after download (not just extracted files)
  • Fixed bug that deleted all files if “Download” and “Move After Extraction” folders are the same
  • Print exceptions to command line if main() crashes

You can grab the latest version of HelloNzb from the sourceforge download section.

Enjoy!

New version 1.3.4 released

18 February, 2014 (02:24) | New Version | By: Matthias

This update includes the following changes and fixes:

  • If set in preferences, move all files to folder after download (not just RAR extracted ones)
  • Always use the file name found in the NZB file (instead of file name found in encoded data)
  • If HelloNzb is started a second time, then just show the first, running instance and stop the second
  • Nicer tray icon for Linux systems
  • Added some missing GUI translations (NL, TR)
  • Fixed bug that prevented opening NZB files from command line on Linux
  • Fixed minor bugs in handling of internal data structures

You can grab the latest version of HelloNzb from the sourceforge download section.

Enjoy!

New version 1.3.3 released

23 January, 2014 (23:09) | New Version | By: Matthias

This update includes the following changes and fixes:

  • Allow to set start and stop times for automatic timed downloads (incl. new menu)
  • Some cosmetic changes

You can grab the latest version of HelloNzb from the sourceforge download section.

Enjoy!

New version 1.3.2 released

16 December, 2013 (00:39) | New Version | By: Matthias

This update includes the following changes and fixes:

  • Inform user when files to download are not located on Usenet server
  • Close preferences dialog when user hits the ESC key

You can grab the latest version of HelloNzb from the sourceforge download section.

Enjoy!

New version 1.3.1 released

25 November, 2013 (00:38) | New Version | By: Matthias

This update includes the following changes and fixes:

  • HelloNzb now has a modern, dark user interface
  • Only auto-delete .rar and .par2 files if the RAR archive has been extracted successfully
  • Fixed bug that deleted a loaded NZB file even if application settings say otherwise
  • Fixed bug in the application settings window

You can grab the latest version of HelloNzb from the sourceforge download section.

Enjoy!

New version 1.3 released

24 October, 2013 (23:09) | New Version | By: Matthias

We are happy to announce the release of the next major update to HelloNzb.
This update includes the following changes and fixes:

  • Sort files in queue and extract RAR archive in parallel while files are being downloaded
  • Don’t download .par2 files if that parallel unraring has succeeded
  • New option that allows to automatically remove all .rar and .par2 files after RAR archive extraction
  • Now option that allows to automatically move extracted files to a user-specified destination folder
  • Heavily decreased load on CPU during HelloNzb runtime
  • Slightly improved memory usage during HelloNzb runtime
  • Don’t log error message that occurs when the “stop download” or “exit” button is clicked
  • Some minor bugs fixed
  • Some old and inactive code removed

As usual you can grab the latest version of HelloNzb from the sourceforge download section.

Enjoy!

New version 1.2.4 released

11 October, 2013 (00:08) | New Version | By: Matthias

This update includes the following changes and fixes:

  • Implemented a new updater that automatically downloads and installs the update, then restarts HelloNzb
  • Try to find RAR archive password in NZB file name (if required)
  • Added status bar label to display current memory usage
  • Search for updates in any case at program startup
  • Added option to show debug messages in program log window
  • Fixed bug in old update downloader
  • Fixed some typos

You can grab the latest version of HelloNzb from the sourceforge download section.

Enjoy!

Wanted: Web Developer for HelloNzb Web Frontend

3 September, 2013 (23:14) | News | By: Matthias

As described in our last posting here we have released the first public beta of HelloNzb version 2.0, which includes a built-in web interface. This new frontend allows you to access HelloNzb via your web browser, so that you can for example upload a new NZB file also if you are not at your computer currently.

However, this new web interface is still work in progress. Unfortunately, as we are no web developers, so that the new interface is not progressing as fast as we want it to. So we would like to announce our search for web developers, who want to support our Open Source project.

The web interface is running on a built-in web server on HelloNzb, serving usual HTML and CSS files. A nice detail is the fact that we have integrated a Python runtime into HelloNzb, so that you can very easily generate dynamic content (like in many other modern web sites).

We are currently writing a help section for this new web interface, so that interested web developers can easily modify the current web interface files, or create completely new pages. However, even though this help section is not ready yet, we still encourage all interested web developers to contact us and share your ideas with us. We would be glad if someone wants to help us with this new interface. And of course, since this whole new feature is work in progress, we are more than willing to develop the interface from the web interface to the main HelloNzb program in a way that helps you developing the web frontend!

So please don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to help out or simply give some feedback…

Cheers!