Crash in Create NZB from Posts

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Crash in Create NZB from Posts

Postby fodor » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:02 am

I'm seeing a consistent, reproducable crash when I attempt to select "Create NZB from Posts".

Steps to reproduce:
1. Select one or more posts in a newsgroup
2. Right click on the selection
3. Select "Create NZB from Posts" from the right click menu
Crash

The last time I created NZBs when it did not crash, I saved the NZB directly to a network drive (rather than saving locally, then copying the NZB to the network drive). That network drive is not available in my current location. I think the crash is caused when the application tries to load the last directory where an NZB was saved when that network drive does not exist. (It's also worth noting that the path where the NZB was saved was referred to by a UNC - \\server-name\folder, not a mapped network drive.)

As a test of this hypothesis, is there any way to change the last saved directory by modifying a configuration file or registry entry? It has to be saved somewhere. Does Windows save that path or does Newsbin save that path.

Thanks!

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Re: Crash in Create NZB from Posts

Postby Quade » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:00 pm

What version are you using? I'm not able to reproduce it currently.
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Re: Crash in Create NZB from Posts

Postby fodor » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:03 pm

Newsbin Pro 6.73 Build 4821

It's completely possible that saving to a network path is not the problem. I was able to create NZBs from posts in a different group today, saving to a local directory. This group is still crashing every time.
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Re: Crash in Create NZB from Posts

Postby fodor » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:21 pm

According to Detect It Easy, this version of Newsbin was compiled with Microsoft Visual C/C++. I am a developer and have Visual Studio 2017 installed. I can assist with pin-pointing the crash. I completely expect the answer to be "no" to this next question, but ... if the compilation symbols for this version of the application are available, can I get the compilation symbols and/or a even a PDB?
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Re: Crash in Create NZB from Posts

Postby Quade » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:09 pm

Version 6.73 is pretty old. I'd give 6.80RC5 a try first. I typically don't attempt to debug old versions.
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Re: Crash in Create NZB from Posts

Postby fodor » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:27 pm

I thought 6.73 was the current version. It took me a but to find the beta version.

The good news is that it no longer crashes in 6.80RC5.

Problem solved. Thank you!
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Re: Crash in Create NZB from Posts

Postby Quade » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:08 am

Great. Thanks for the feedback.
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