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Release Notes - SABnzbd 0.7.6


  • Properly handle par2-sets that were renamed after creation by the poster
  • Recursive scanning when re-queuing downloaded NZB files

Bug fixes

  • Prevent blocking assembly of completed files, (this resulted in excessive CPU and memory usage)
  • Fix speed issues with some Usenet servers due to unreachable IPv6 addresses
  • Fix issues with SFV-base checks
  • Successfully pre-checked job lost its attributes when those were changed during check
  • No longer check version when looking for a running instance of SABnzbd (this prevents unintended multiple instances).
  • A damaged base par2 file could block download of more par2 files
  • Fix evaluation of schedules at startup
  • Fix possible failing startup when running as a Windows Service

What's new in 0.7.0

  • Download quota management
  • Windows: simple system tray menu
  • Multi-platform Growl support
  • NotifyOSD support for Linux distros that have it
  • Option to set maximum number of retries for servers (prevents deadlock)
  • Pre-download check to estimate completeness (reliability is limited)
  • Prevent partial downloading of par2 files that are not needed yet
  • Config->Special for settings previously only available in the sabnzbd.ini file
  • For Usenet servers with multiple IP addresses, pick a random one per connection
  • Add pseudo-priority "Stop" that will send the job immediately to the post-processing queue
  • Allow jobs still waiting for post-processing to be deleted too
  • More persistent retries for unreliable indexers
  • Single Configuration skin for all others skins (there is an option for the old style)
  • Config->Special for settings that were previously only changeable in the sabnzbd.ini file
  • Add Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil) and Polish translations
  • Individual RSS filter toggle
  • Unified OSX DMG


SABnzbd is an open-source cross-platform binary newsreader. It simplifies the process of downloading from Usenet dramatically, thanks to its web-based user interface and advanced built-in post-processing options that automatically verify, repair, extract and clean up posts downloaded from Usenet.

(c) Copyright 2007-2012 by "The SABnzbd-team" <team@sabnzbd.org>

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about release 0.7.x


Known problems and solutions

  • Read the file "ISSUES.txt"

Upgrading from 0.6.x

  • Stop SABnzbd
  • Install new version
  • Start SABnzbd

Upgrading from 0.5.x

  • Stop SABnzbd
  • Install new version
  • Start SABnzbd.

The organization of the download queue is different from 0.5.x. 0.7.x will finish downloading an existing queue, but you cannot go back to an older version without losing your queue. Also, your sabnzbd.ini file will be upgraded, making it incompatible with release 0.5.x

Upgrading from 0.4.x

Download your current queue before upgrading.

Source: README.mkd, updated 2012-11-17