Licence: Freeware
Version 0.5.6 | Release Date: 2010-11-15 | Download

SABnzbd 0.5.6 is out
Posted by shypike on November 15th, 2010 at 5:23 pm
New maintenance release 0.5.6.
Details on the forum:

A few bug fixes:

Prevent blocking of RSS preview by automatic RSS read-out
Windows binary had issues with sending non-English emails
Explicit RSS filter attributes (category, script, pp) could influence each other within a feed definition

Version 0.5.0 | Release Date: 2010-02-21 | Download
  • Multi-language UI: English, French, Dutch, German and Swedish
  • Start-up Wizard to get you going fast
  • QuickCheck : on-the-fly par2 check. When a download is correct, the normal par2 check is skipped
  • Configuration changes take immediate effect (except skins and some system folders)
  • Job priorities, individual job pausing, job renaming
  • Flexible server setup (scheduled on/off, optional servers)
  • The Plush and Smpl skins have been improved and are a lot faster than before and they have paging
  • New “Mobile” skin (replaces iPhone-skin)
  • RSS supports more sites and has generally improved
  • Support for password protected rar-files
  • Expanded TV/Movie sorting
  • Improved OSX integration
  • HTTPS support for the Web-UI
  • Email templates to design your own emails (including multiple recipients)
  • Extensive API for utility developers
  • History will survive a full queue/admin clean and future upgrades
Version 0.4.12 | Release Date: 2009-10-05 | Download
No changes specified
Version 0.4.8 | Release Date: 2009-03-26 | Download

New maintenance release, primarily for the Apple Mac.

* Fixed various par2-repair problems for OSX
* Solved long queue display problem for OSX
* Fixed news-group and newzbin-category to SABnzbd-category conversion

New maintenance release.


* Support end-of-queue standby/shutdown for OSX
* Unix/OSX: Do not change permissions of existing folders
* Sort RSS preview with latest item first

Bug fixes

* Repaired accented character problems on OSX
* Reduce character filtering in filenames to absolute minumum
* Do not remove ‘;’ from foldernames
* After file-joining, the .1 files are sometimes not removed
* Scheduled or end-of-queue Hibernate and Standby sometimes crashed.
* When trimming newzbin titles do not add unique number (defeats duplicate detection)
* Show correct free space for very large disks on Windows
* Filter folder names coming from compressed NZB archives

Version 0.4.6 | Release Date: 2008-12-14 | Download

SABnzbd-0.4.6 Final Release
Posted by shypike on December 14th, 2008 at 3:14 pm
New maintenance release.
• “No duplicates” option (Do not download an NZB whose name is already present in the backup folder)
• Option to choose between transposing or removing illegal file name characters
• Restore the “auto-disconnect” option
• Keep Windows awake while downloading/post-processing
• Updated par2 and unrar for OSX
• Make ionice optional and allow parameters for it (Linux)
• Prevent change of download_dir and cache when queues not empty.
Bug fixes
• Properly close server connections. (This should prevent servers from complaining about “too many connections” after pauses and empty queues.)
• Removed warning for correct, but empty RSS feeds
• Restore support for rar’s with .nnn extensions
• Problem with deleting nameless files from queue
• Improve prevention of duplicates in RSS feeds
• Logging problem in OSX
• Consider semicolon in file names to be illegal and replace/remove it

SABnzbd-0.4.5 Final Release
Posted by shypike on November 7th, 2008 at 1:06 pm
New maintenance release.
• Support RSS feeds from
• Refine TV Special support in TV Sorting
• Support gzipped NZB files in RSS run (enables
• Allow override of the newzbin category in the RSS scanner
• Use ionice (if present) to run external utilities on Linux
• Make sure PAR2 files always have lowercase extension on Linux
• Retry on incomplete NZB files in RSS run
• Map illegal file characters to look-a-likes instead of underscores
• Retry malformed yEnc articles on other server(s)
• Refuse UNC paths in Windows for “incomplete” (due to par2)
Bug fixes:
• Proper handling of accented characters in NZB names and files
• Category-determined pp/script was not handled properly
• IE and Opera could not delete first schedule
• No longer disable RSS schedule flag when changing filters
• Current (scheduled) speed now shows in the speed box (queue page)
• Improve handling of underscores in TV Sorting
• Prevent potential crash in Post-Processor crash for TV files
• Watched folder scanner crashed when file access is prohibited
• Solve hanging-unrar on some Linux systems
• Reduce number of warnings for a single missing article
• Repaired pp/script derivation from category on main page
• Repaired option handling for RSS feeds
• Encrypted/obfuscated RAR files were deleted from the Watched folder instead of ignored.

SABnzbd-0.4.4 bugfix release
Posted by shypike on September 18th, 2008 at 2:31 pm
What was fixed:
• RSS feeds not staying enabled through restart
• Inaccessible RAR files crash the Watched folder scanner
• File-upload did not accept RARred or ZIPped NZB files
• Clearing the download speed would show an error
• Missing incomplete folder for a download caused par2 errors
• Filtering files on extension in the queue can lead to failed jobs
• Rename similar files in TV sorting
• Better error reporting required for problems with external programs
• Status does not always display Downloading when it should
Fully compatible with release 0.4.x, so you can install the new release over the old one.

Version 0.4.3 | Release Date: 2008-09-13 | Download
  • Secure NNTP (SSL)
  • RSS is finally useful
  • Better newzbin support
    o Download based on Bookmarks
    o Compatible with the new
  • User-defined categories for precise storage and handling
  • Intelligent handling of seasons of TV shows
  • Highly improved Plush and Smpl skins
  • iPhone skin
  • Optional secondary web-interface on http://host:port/sabnzbd/m
  • Improved bandwidth control
  • General improvement of robustness and usability
  • Extended API for third-party utilities
  • OSX native app
Version 0.3.4 | Release Date: 2008-03-25 | Download
No changes specified
Version 0.3.1 | Release Date: 2008-03-01 | Download

Release Notes 0.3.1

Changes compared to 0.3.0
Improved Plush interface
Improved Smpl interface
Directory creation error when download-dir already exists, making PAR2 crash
When run-as-win32-service, stop termination by logoffs
Fix recent incompatibility with newzbin’s RSS feeds
Directory scanner (blackhole) now:
Skips ZIP files that don’t contain only NZB-files
Handles .nzb.gz files
Handles .nzb files that are really nzb.gz files (due to browser mis-configuration)
Newzbin category option does not show “sub-cat” anymore ( does not have it)
Auto-shutdown now waits for jobs re-entering the queue for additional par2 files
Do not remove RSS definitions when using –clean option.
Vista compatible icon
Startup tweak to compensate for NAS-hosted Python problem.
Show last 10 warnings/errors on the Connections page
Solved the visible “black” window problem
Sometimes SABnzbd’s a black console window remained visible
Now there are two versions of SABnzbd:
SABnzbd.exe = always invisible
SABnzbd-console.exe = always visible
Limit size of newzbin report titles
Logging size now accepts KMGTP notation

Known issues

Sometimes some delay before first download starts.
Memory usage can sometimes have high peaks. This makes using SABnzbd on very low
memory systems (eg a SAN device) a challenge.
The Plush interface is a heavy load on the browser when the queue is very large.
The Plush and SMPL user interfaces may have some issues when used on IE6 or IE7.
This is mainly due to the fact that Microsoft keeps ignoring HTML standards.
Also IE6 en IE7 are very much incompatible.
FireFox 2 is the best browser to use for interfaces other than Default.
Sometimes logging stops. This is a notorious bug in Python logging. SABnzbd will
function as normal. If you run from sources or use the --console option with the
Win32-binary, you will see that logging continues in the console window, but
nothing will be written to the log-files.

Version 0.3.0 | Release Date: 2008-02-18 | Download

*** Overview of essential changes from 0.2.7: ***
* Introducing the “smpl” user interface (by swi-tch)
* Introducing the “Plush” user interface (by pairofdimes)
* Windows installer added
* Old 0.2.5 bug fixed: Sometimes corrupted downloads when using memory cache
* Old 0.2.5 bug fixed: Auto-shutdown will now wait for post-processing to complete
* Old 0.2.5 bug fixed: Solve memory overflow caused by high download speeds
* Old 0.2.5 bug fixed: Win32-bin did not always hide console window
* Option to disconnect from Usenet servers on empty queue and pause
* Unix –permissions (replaces old umask)
* Add “api” functions (for automation support)
* Better detection of Vista and other IPV6 enabled systems
* Detection and error message about incompatible firewall(s)
* Panic message in browser for all fatal errors (if enabled)
* Queuing of queries (because of 5 queries/minute limitation of newzbin)
* Email notification of completed jobs and disk-full
* RSS-feed of the History (so you can monitor with an RSS reader)
* Automatic launch of a web browser showing SABnzbd’s web-interface
* Automatic pause when download volume is almost full
* On-line Help pages (SABnzbd web-interface contains links)
* Automatic setup of working directories
* Allow normal Windows paths (with “\” characters)
* Automatic addition of missing keyword in older INI files
* For Windows, store working data in user-profile (Vista compatible)
* For Unix, store working data in ~/.sabnzbd
* Timeout setting per server
* Set logging levels on the commandline (will be stored in INI-file)
* Get logging files through the web-gui
* IPV6 compatible

Version 0.2 | Release Date: 2007-06-27 | Download
  • better logging (application logs seperated from systemlogs)
  • more reliable par2 check/repair operations (par2 v0.4 included)
  • NOVA theme version 0.3 preview 2 included (requires Firefox for full functionality)