LottaNZB 0.6

The first SABnzbd-based release.

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Project:
LottaNZB
Series:
0.6
Version:
0.6
Released:
 
Registrant:
Severin H
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Total downloads: 19,492

Release notes 

- New backend software SABnzbd, replacing HellaNZB, which was used in previous
  versions of LottaNZB. In comparison to HellaNZB, SABnzbd is actively being
  developed, offers a more complete and stable API to third-party applications
  like LottaNZB and provides much more features, such as a history of
  completed downloads, a built-in web interface, support for RSS feeds,
  and so on. In LottaNZB 0.6, only a small fraction of SABnzbd's functionality
  is accessible to the user.

- Redesign of the main window, making it slicker and more customizable. The new
  buttons on the left can be used to reorder the download queue, in addition to
  the already existing drag-and-drop support. The information bar at the bottom
  not only makes it possible to monitor and quickly limit the download speed,
  but also monitor the amount of free space in the download folder. Also other
  parts of the user interface have been considerably improved, such as the
  server dialog, always doing the best to adhere to the GNOME Human Interface
  Guidelines.

- Provide much more information about the state of downloads, especially if
  something unexpected happens. For instance, LottaNZB displays the progress of
  verification and extraction operations and allows users to open a dialog
  that provides more detailed information about a download, such as its age.

- Give the user more control over downloads taking place by making it possible
  to pause and rename individual downloads and to select what kind of
  post-processing should be done. Also, users are informed when the requried
  tools are missing. Operations on the list of downloads are applied instantly,
  making the interface feel snappy.

- Rewrite of the whole help content using Mallard rather than DocBook.
  It aims to be an easy-to-understand introduction for users new to LottaNZB
  and the Usenet, but also useful for people who are interested in more
  advanced or less-known features of LottaNZB. In addition, the whole help
  content is available online. Also, specific help topics can be accessed
  directly through various 'Help' buttons added to the user interface.

- Greatly simplified setup of LottaNZB. The user can choose to either download
  to the current computer or monitor the downloads of another computer. In
  either case, nearly all capabilities for managing downloads and preferences
  are available. LottaNZB even offers assistance if SABnzbd is not installed on
  a Debian-based system.

- Import both the configuration and incomplete downloads of existing LottaNZB
  users, making the transition to LottaNZB 0.6 as smooth as possible.

- Make it possible to specify a folder to be observed for new NZB files. Such
  NZB files will automatically be added to the queue.

- Make the application ready for the future by adding support for IPv6,
  dropping the dependency on the no longer maintained Python module 'Kiwi' and
  using D-Bus for inter-process communication.

- Removal of the plug-in architecture. In particular, this means that support
  for categories is not available in LottaNZB 0.6. It is planned to be
  reintroduced it in later versions of LottaNZB.

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19 blueprints and 20 bugs targeted

Blueprint Priority Assignee Delivery
Changes that need to be made to LottaNZB's preferences window Changes that need to be made to LottaNZB's preferences window 4 High Severin H  11 Implemented
Create an information dialog containing information about the selected download Create an information dialog containing information about the selected download 4 High Severin H  11 Implemented
New module that provides access to SABnzbd's API New module that provides access to SABnzbd's API 4 High Severin H  11 Implemented
Rethink the elements in LottaNZB's main window Rethink the elements in LottaNZB's main window 4 High Severin H  11 Implemented
Update LottaNZB's GUI to work properly with SABnzbd Update LottaNZB's GUI to work properly with SABnzbd 4 High Severin H  11 Implemented
All change to the internals of LottaNZB necessary to move to SABnzbd All change to the internals of LottaNZB necessary to move to SABnzbd 3 Medium Severin H  11 Implemented
Automatically import existing HellaNZB configuration Automatically import existing HellaNZB configuration 3 Medium Severin H  11 Implemented
Change LottaNZB's backend from HellaNZB to SABnzbd Change LottaNZB's backend from HellaNZB to SABnzbd 3 Medium Severin H  11 Implemented
Facility to launch the SABnzbd daemon Facility to launch the SABnzbd daemon 3 Medium Severin H  11 Implemented
Facility to load, change and save SABnzbd configuration files Facility to load, change and save SABnzbd configuration files 3 Medium Severin H  11 Implemented
Make the modes module ready for SABnzbd Make the modes module ready for SABnzbd 3 Medium Severin H  11 Implemented
Provide an method to enable/disable remote access in stand-alone mode Provide an method to enable/disable remote access in stand-alone mode 3 Medium Severin H  11 Implemented
Provide help content at lottanzb.org/help Provide help content at lottanzb.org/help 3 Medium Severin H  11 Implemented
Show SABnzbd's warning messages in the log message window Show SABnzbd's warning messages in the log message window 3 Medium Severin H  11 Implemented
Update documentation Update documentation 3 Medium Severin H  11 Implemented
Update lottanzb.org and other source to reflect the transition to SABnzbd Update lottanzb.org and other source to reflect the transition to SABnzbd 3 Medium Severin H  11 Implemented
Use the same code to manage different types of configuration data/formats Use the same code to manage different types of configuration data/formats 3 Medium Severin H  11 Implemented
Ability to pause individual downloads Ability to pause individual downloads 2 Low Severin H  11 Implemented
Check correctness of each downloaded file on-the-fly Check correctness of each downloaded file on-the-fly 2 Low Severin H  11 Implemented
Bug report Importance Assignee Status
616508 #616508 Main window insensitive upon startup 2 Critical Severin H  10 Fix Released
635100 #635100 application crashes on startup 2 Critical Severin H  10 Fix Released
587173 #587173 unrar slows down system 3 High Severin H  10 Fix Released
599924 #599924 TypeError on download queue/history update 3 High Severin H  10 Fix Released
608209 #608209 [0.6] Unable to load working sabnzbd.ini 3 High Severin H  10 Fix Released
651233 #651233 can't add nzb from lotta 3 High Severin H  10 Fix Released
702837 #702837 [natty] TypeError: could not convert type int to gchararray required for parameter 1 3 High Severin H  10 Fix Released
596403 #596403 Incorrect time of SABnzbd warning and error messages 4 Medium Severin H  10 Fix Released
601098 #601098 LottaNZB UI locked while SABnzbd is being shut down 4 Medium Severin H  10 Fix Released
602481 #602481 Unhandled exceptions don't appear in the message log 4 Medium Severin H  10 Fix Released
605284 #605284 Can't connect to remote SABnzbd installation over SSL 4 Medium Severin H  10 Fix Released
609768 #609768 Help content not available online 4 Medium Severin H  10 Fix Released
616779 #616779 query took to long to execute 4 Medium Severin H  10 Fix Released
618330 #618330 Trouble loading server definitions containing ipv6 ip address from sab ini 4 Medium Severin H  10 Fix Released
637048 #637048 AttributeError: 'gtk.ToolButton' object has no attribute 'set_related_action' 4 Medium Severin H  10 Fix Released
674716 #674716 v0.6 : "automatically add nzb files from" option get checked by itself 4 Medium Severin H  10 Fix Released
678122 #678122 '0 bytes/s' download speed while downloading recovery blocks 4 Medium Severin H  10 Fix Released
678123 #678123 KeyErrors during download of recovery blocks 4 Medium Severin H  10 Fix Released
712182 #712182 PangoWarning: pango_layout_get_cursor_pos: assertion `index >= 0 && index <= layout->length' failed 5 Low Severin H  10 Fix Released
602487 #602487 Unfinished downloads of LottaNZB 0.5 vanish 6 Wishlist Severin H  10 Fix Released
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