Newshosting is announcing that they’ve upgraded their newsreader software. The newest version is 1.5.0 and it has several upgrades and bug fixes that should come as good news to users. Newshosting has done a lot of work on their software this year and kudos to them for making improving their offering a priority. Here are some of the upgrades that users will see on V 1.5.0. – Read full review of Newshosting here
The newsreader has upgraded its UnRAR library, which is now at version 5. NNTP connection failures will be handled better by the new software. Users who have multiple monitors set up will find that the new software handles them much better, giving a more detailed status.
The new version took care of quite a few bugs. The problem with missing RAR files causing a crash has been taken care of. The problem with the Linux 32-bit executable causing a disc space calculation error on 64-bit Linux boxes has also been taken care of.
If you were tired of getting warned about unsaved changes when you were closing down the settings box, after having changed nothing, that’s been taken care of. The byte count error in the left corner connection graph has been fixed and the KDE desktop compatibility issues have been fixed. Some miscellaneous graphics issues with Linux have also been fixed.
The new version of the Newshosting newsreader allows you to take advantage of a dynamic PAR2 download feature. It will download only the number of PAR2 files required, which is done via a check run in the background.
The new version also gives users a message when an attempt to retry a connection fails. This warning also gives a countdown until the next attempt.
The speed of the new version is also improved from the last version, with article decoding on multi-core systems having been improved.
It’s always good to see providers improving on what their customers have to work with and this is just the latest bit of work that Newshosting has done on their software over the last year. The result is a tighter, more reliable and easier to use newsreader.