Het programma LottaNZB richt zich op het binnenhalen van bestanden via usenet en kan daarbij gebruikmaken van nzb-bestanden. Daarnaast biedt het verschillende opties aan om bijvoorbeeld de binnengehaalde bestanden uit te pakken en te controleren, of om nzb-bestanden via Newzbin binnen te hengelen. Het programma doet zijn werk op Linux-systemen met een Gnome-omgeving en biedt verschillende complete packages aan voor populaire distributies als Fedora, Gentoo en Ubuntu. De ontwikkelaars hebben versie 0.5.3 met de volgende blogposting op het wereldwijde web losgelaten:
LottaNZB 0.5.3 released
It’s a pleasure for me to announce another maintenance release in the 0.5 series. Clear the stage for the first LottaNZB release in the new decade: LottaNZB 0.5.3! This release both features some new bells and whistles, making the application ready for future releases of your favorite GNU/Linux distribution, but also includes numerous bug fixes.
I’d like to present you the most important changes.
Ubuntu 10.04 is going to introduce a new approach to the notification area, making it consistent so that each icon would behave identically, allowing people to use them in an easier way. LottaNZB 0.5.3 also uses a so-called application indicator, given that the “Panel menu” plug-in is activated in LottaNZB’s preferences. Users of other Linux distributions or older version of Ubuntu have no reason to worry: LottaNZB will still work like before.
Thanks to Chris Conway, the “Show main window” checkbox has become much more intuitive, as it will not only bring LottaNZB back on the screen if the window has previously been closed, but also if the window has been minimized to the window list.
In this version of LottaNZB, the icons have undergone a minor update, making them a bit cleaner. The warmer color palette fits much better into a desktop that uses the Humanity icon theme introduced in Ubuntu 9.10, but will hopefully also look friendly on any other GNOME desktop. The rightmost column shows you the new icon set.
Apart from that, two severe crashes have been fixed that only affect machines with new development versions of GTK to be included in distributions like Fedora 13 and Ubuntu 10.04. We’re glad to get these fixes out in time so that the people (like me) who prefer to always be on the bleeding edge will still be able to use LottaNZB.
You can get LottaNZB 0.5.3 in the download section. As always, we’re grateful for bug reports, translations, as well as ideas for new features!
I still owe the readers of this blog a sneak preview of the upcoming LottaNZB 0.6 release based on SABnzbd. We’ve made some great progress and I’d like to share that with you.