NZBcc version 0.8.2a released!

Yes, it’s true! A new version of NZB Completion Checker has been released πŸ™‚ Howver, this is just an alpha release, so there might be bugs – and most likely are!

This new version brings some new features, which should please most people!

Batch processing
It’s not possible to add multiple files at once, including directories/folders. When you have added the files you want to check, just click the start button and go for a cup of – something πŸ™‚
Batch processing
Notice the two file selector buttons and the batch tab. The first buttons allows you to select files, and the other button folders. The Batch-tabpage shows all the files to be processed, and their currenct status. When a file has been processed, just click it, and the completion report will popup!

All of the current features of NZBcc, such as SSL, NZB splitting and so on, also works during batch processing.

For those people have problems connecting to their Usenet servers, a log-tab has been added. If there is a connection error, it will be printed here. During the alpha release, other debugging messages might be printed there too!

Check method
Validation method
A new kind of file validation has been added. Its a tiny bit slower, but should work on all servers, producing a 100% correct result. It turned out, that the previous validation method could fail on some servers, making them report the file as present when in fact it was missing! This is not a bug in NZBcc, but in some Usenet server software. The new method has been selected as default for new users. Old users should switch to the new method!

A few bugs was fixed, and an entirely new batch was introduced I guess πŸ™‚ As always, please report them if you find any!

Version 0.8.2 Alpha can be downloaded from here.

Update #1
2 minor bugfixes. NZBcc now works with just 1 file again πŸ™‚ and the completion report has also been fixed! The download link has been updated. Please, redownload πŸ™‚

Update #2
Fixed a bug in the batchdownload(files) tab. Thanks to Dan for reporting it πŸ™‚ New version has been uploaded. Please redownload πŸ™‚

Update #3
Fixed the broken download link πŸ™ For all of you who tried to download the file … PLEASE try again! My bad…

19 Responses to “NZBcc version 0.8.2a released!”

  • Zoon Says:

    Found the first error… how it ever passed the final check I don’t know! But checking just one file, seems to be a problem. The check never starts. Quick fix – add another small nzb file, and the check will start!

    An update will be posted ASAP!

  • Zoon Says:

    An update HAS been posted πŸ™‚

  • Dan Says:

    Good stuff. Nice to see SSL enabled. Tested a few files… looking good!. Thank you sir.

  • Dan Says:

    Hah, right after I comment, I found an exception. While running the checker, left click on the second column and you’ll receive a System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException. Not sure the column name since it’s locked from expanding. Let me know if you want more info.

  • Zoon Says:

    Hi Dan!

    Thank you for reporting the error. I just double checked it, and you a right! An exception is thrown when clicking a column header. I’ll have this fixed when I get home from work. Thank you again πŸ™‚

  • Zoon Says:

    A bugfixed version has been uploaded. Please re-download πŸ™‚

  • noname Says:

    is anyone having trouble downloading 0.8.2a? it keeps giving me an error when trying to unzip, but 0.7 unzips without a problem. seems like the file is corrupt

  • Zoon Says:

    No problems here! However, try this link instead. Packed with RAR instead of ZIP. Let me know how it works out πŸ™‚

  • Zoon Says:

    I was wrong… there WAS a problem with the download link. The archive was fine, but the link was broken, returning a file with a length of 0 bytes. It has been fixed, please re-download πŸ™‚

  • Callum Says:

    When I check a file it always stops near the end (98%) and doesn’t complete. This has happened on version 0.5. 0.7 and now 0.8. I’ve never been able to complete a file check on any version. I’m on Windows 7 x64 and using astraweb. Any ideas?

  • noname Says:

    awesome, thank you!

  • Zoon Says:

    Hi Callum!

    Never had that error myself! However, there are a few thing you can try to help me locate the problem:
    1. Only run with one(1) thread. Does it complete the check now?
    2. Check the log-tab (0.8.2) – see anything?
    3. Go to the Tree tab. Unfold the nodes (double click). When the check freezes at ~98%, do you see any of these icons?
    (the red failed-icon and the small clock) Click here to see image: image

  • TitaniumL Says:

    Just noticed this. I’m still on version 0.7 btw. My comments before were on that version as well. Just noticed there’s a newer version lol.

    About Callum’s issue, I never had that problem, not once. I think it’s to do with Windows x64 maybe?

  • Anton Says:

    Not all SSL servers are 443 ??
    For non SSL connectivity you would want to have the users use ports like 119, 443 and 8080
    For SSL connectivity you would want to have the users use ports like 563 80 and 81.

  • wizdude Says:

    my usenet provider runs non-SSL on port 443 and SSL on port 563. could you please update that?

    it would also be very useful to permit the entry of multiple providers. if I test an NZB and get an unacceptable completion, I may decide to test with another provider. ignoring the fact that I need to re-enter all of the server and credential details, your application only checks the account details when it is launched. if i stop the check, change the server details and click on start again it uses the previous credentials.

    keep up the good work!

  • wizdude Says:

    the speed of checking is also very slow. typically i can download the entire file from my provider in less time than it takes to perform a completion check. validating a several gig file might take in the order of 30-40 minutes. i can easily download it in less time. this is using STAT checking only. article headers take significantly longer. i’ve tried using up to 50 connections (which helps) but still is very slow.

    if it helps – i’m running windows 7 32 bit with a quad core Q6600, 4GB of memory and a 30Mbps cable service. i can saturate my link with 20 connections to my provider (blocknews). it takes me roughly 30-40 minutes to download a 4GB file.

    is the speed issue to do with my provider?

    i originally ran version 0.7 and now using 0.8.2a of your software with no difference.

    i’m more than happy to run any debug builds etc and provide logs if it assists

    cheers, wizdude.

  • Zoon Says:

    Hi Wizdude!

    A few other users have reported speed issues! I have not been able to reproduce the problem, which makes me think, that it might be the provider that has some problems – possibly with their file index.

    The current version of NZBcc (and the soon to be released 0.8.5a) does not log how long it takes to verify a single file on a server. But now it will πŸ™‚ When this new version is released, I can not say!! It will support multiple Usenet servers, however! I just need time to finish it up πŸ™‚ Hopefully sometime this week! So check back in a few days, or follow me on twitter πŸ™‚

  • Zoon Says:

    Hi again!

    I made a special version just for you (and everyone else who reads this post!) πŸ™‚ This version will time every connection made to your Usenet server. It will display the time on the log tabpage. You should only test this with 1-5 threads. This should give you an indication of the speed of your server. The timer starts when the check command has been transmitted to the server, and it stops when the response comes back.

    AND… you should be able to change the SSL port to any port you like! I have not tested this, as Giganews always use port 443!

    Again, this is a debug release. It’s just like 0.8.3 apart from what I have just described. The extra logging will slow it down a bit.

    Download it from here: Special debug release

    Let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

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