Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

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Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby Quade » Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:00 pm

https://s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/down ... 8-5775.exe

The release notes are in the install folder. So I'm not going to repeat them here.

Highlights:

- Passwords from NZB's loaded to the post list now propagate to the download list when the files are added there.

- RAR library is now the primary for decoding RARS and 7Z for 7zip. It makes the progress bar work again. The difference in performance between the RAR and 7z library was negligable.

- Lots of optimization to loading groups. Group loading should be generally faster than before I haven't timed header import but it should be faster too.

- RAM optimization for download, should mean software never bottlenecks the download. Just the server and the network. I've had a reports of 1.6 Gbps download speeds.

- Improved compatibility with Sonarr. Sonarr added some checks that popped warnings about queue removal. That should have gone away. Sometimes Sonarr sends a naked MKV over the interface with no PARS or RARS. These files weren't getting reported up to Sonarr because they didn't decode. Now every set of files from an NZB gets added to the "History" which is what Sonarr checks to import downloads. Sonarr still only snatches the files from NZB's it supplies.

Lots of esoteric internal changes which should make Newsbin less prone to memory leaks (not that it leaked before). Some of the code in Newsbin is over 25 years old. I move it forwards to use improvements that the language has implemented over time.
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby flat_beer » Fri Mar 29, 2024 12:04 am

Just did an upgrade from build 5731 to this. I found one issue with the upgrade.

Under the groups list I have about 10 folders to categorize the various groups. (like: Movies, TV, Music). Only 2 of the folders were expanded when I shutdown the Build 5731. When I started Build 5775 the first (top most) of the expanded folders was gone. It looks like all the groups in it were put into the "Unsorted" folder.

Ok. I did some testing before posting this and I think I found MY problem... It seems to repeat this at every Newsbin startup... My folder was "prn" (which is how I was abbreviating adult content). prn: was the old DOS lever filename that could be used for the printer. This is the first version of Newsbin that this seems to be a problem with. I'm guessing that other old DOS reserved names can't be used either. (I can only think of CON: at the moment.) Probably single letters can't be used either since they might map to drive letters.

Am I correct in assuming that old DOS reserved names can't be used for folder names?
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby Quade » Fri Mar 29, 2024 6:52 am

There's an issue when the names are too short. Not what the names are.

I'll have to look into a fix

thanks for the report.
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby WhatZit » Sun Mar 31, 2024 6:23 am

Quade wrote:There's an issue when the names are too short. Not what the names are.


Very probably a related issue, but after upgrading to B8, one of my watch folders was being "automagically" deleted from the .NBI's [NZBWATCH] list on startup. BTW, it disappeared simultaneously from ALL the .NBI's at the same time after only one run of Newsbin, including the .BAK & .OLD!

The configuration entry (AddTop, DownloadPath, etc) for the watch folder always remained present & untouched.

I simply could not figure out what the {bleep} was going on. I tried deleting & recreating the folders on the drive in case there was some whacky corruption or junctioning or attributes or something. Nope. I manually created the entries in the .NBI, but they were "automagically" deleted again from EVERY .NBI whenever I loaded Newsbin.

Finally, I was about to roll back versions when I came here and read your comment above.

Well, well... my vanishing watch folder was called "TV" in the NZB Options tab, pointing to a folder called "!T!". Renaming the folder on the drive to "!TTTTTTTTT!" had no effect.

However, renaming the watch folder under NZB Options to "TeeVee" stopped it from being automatically deleted on startup! Pretty much the "too short" issue, I think.

I reckon you have multiple things to investigate:

1) Non-null strings being too short to be used

2) User settings being deleted from their configurations without notice

3) .NBI backups that actually backup previous states
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby kenr » Sun Mar 31, 2024 6:32 am

Another strange one with new beta. I seem to be downloading ALL the files in a GOG rather than what is in the watch list.
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby Quade » Sun Mar 31, 2024 2:24 pm

1) Non-null strings being too short to be used

2) User settings being deleted from their configurations without notice

3) .NBI backups that actually backup previous states


The actual NBI backups are stored in "GuiItems.db3". The backups on the data folder are only there in case Newsbin closes or windows crashes 1/2 way through writing the NBI.

As for the rest, everything seems to be what I mentioned before. That field names that are two small are ignored.

The reason you see every NBI you load change is Newsbin loads the NBI. Then overwrites the old one when you save. If it's ignoring short entries, which it is, when the NBI is re-written, they don't be there.
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby Quade » Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:33 pm

Another strange one with new beta. I seem to be downloading ALL the files in a GOG rather than what is in the watch list.


I have about 20 watch list item. 5 of them are from a very busy GOG. They're only downloading matching files. I'd suspect that the filter is the problem. I'd verify the filtering is only feeding matching files to the watch list.
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby kenr » Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:18 am

Found issue
Several of my search topics had the search for blanked. I think it was the ones with regex's in them but not sure. It was ones that contained a search like "a. b. cdef" the others are all "abc def" types.
EDIT:
yep found a backup and it was definitely ONLY the ones that had some regex in them like M[\.\s] Z[\.\.s] that were wiped out.
Just tried with a regex in the test and it added all the files not the ones it should have.
Will disable them just now.
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby JayPea » Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:48 am

Upgrade to latest beta wiped my servers? They existed in the .nbi but were ignored resulting in a MOTD-like-message stating 'you have no servers'. Which was a lie. Resorted to manually setting them back up again, purging all historic stored data, repulling everying. Which was a fucking ball-ache.
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby Quade » Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:27 pm

"No servers" can also happen if no server is set to download headers but you ask Newsbin to download headers.

Where they listed? I wonder if this is another "Name too short" issue?
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby kenr » Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:13 am

I can confirm that using a regex in the search (in Watch topic) causes it to blank and download everything.
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby drez » Sun Apr 07, 2024 3:48 pm

I updated and all this version seems to do is download the par files, is there something i need to click to get it to work right when i manually drag .nzb files to the download payne?
rolled back to b7 and it works fine
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby Quade » Sun Apr 07, 2024 8:41 pm

Are these encrypted NZB's?
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby drez » Mon Apr 08, 2024 1:58 pm

I dont know i'll just send you the two i tried before i went back to b7
you can tell me what im doing wrong with b8
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby drez » Mon Apr 08, 2024 2:04 pm

Ok, i sent two of them to you to look at
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby Quade » Mon Apr 08, 2024 3:47 pm

Thanks

Edit:

I figured it out. These have a special obscured encoding I apparently broke.

subject=""36f1908a24daa6a5c39fe9396de6ebfe.10" yEnc (1/82)"

B8 doesn't like the subject. I need to figure out a solution.
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Re: Newsbin 6.91 B8 Beta - build 5775

Postby drez » Mon Apr 08, 2024 8:15 pm

okie dokie, take your time, b7 still works just fine fore my small needs
thanks for being a awesome dev and looking at stuff when people speak up, i mean it's been 20 years since i bought this and you *always* are on the mark
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