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KDE Linux Binaries Downloader

KLibido is a Usenet (NNTP) file grabber for KDE. Among its features it includes a multi-tabbed graphical interface to display the article list, .nzb (newzbin) files download, automatic joining/decoding of articles, multiple server support, multiple download threads per server, and management of the download queue.

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  •  04 Mar 2006 15:18

    Release Notes: This release allows you to manually set column sizes, columns order, and sort order, and settings are remembered between sessions. Decoding of articles can be canceled and shows a progress percentage. A bug with the headers date which occurred when using localized distributions has been fixed. Window size is now remembered correctly even if the window has been maximized.

    •  13 Sep 2005 18:20

      Release Notes: An out-of-space error when downloading newzbin files was fixed. Some compile fixes were made.

      •  07 Sep 2005 05:53

        Release Notes: An option to delete old articles was added, along with two command-line options, a statusbar widget to show the aggregate server speed, a "window" menu to switch between open windows, and a context menu on tabs. A new thread to manage the download queue was implemented to improve the GUI responsiveness during downloading. A big memory leak and other smaller bugs were fixed.

        •  11 May 2005 09:11

          Release Notes: In this release, the update speed of newsgroups was largely improved (about eight times faster than previous versions). Some bugs (including a couple of annoying decoding problems) were fixed.

          •  19 Mar 2005 23:42

            Release Notes: A bug that prevented KLibido from working if there was no previous version installed was fixed.

            Recent comments

            22 Dec 2005 20:58 astyanax

            The BEST!
            klibido is hands down the best open source newsreader. It is nearly perfect, the only thing it really lacks is the ability to move selected items in the download queue to the bottom (which you can work around by selecting everything else and moving to the top, but this would definitely be nice to have).

            It is also incredibly STABLE compared to other comparable projects even when faced with incredibly large numbers of groups or messages in a group, do not let the low version number fool you. The few times it has crashed on me, the queue contents were automatically saved and the program asks if they should be requeued.

            I cannot say enough good things about this program, highly recommended.

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