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NewsBro is a web-based application providing a Usenet newsreader service. It supports multiple users, accessing multiple news groups on multiple news servers. User profiles are maintained in order to allow for individual news preferences. It is implemented as a Java program, and requires the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) version 1.4 or later to be installed on the server system. Users only require a standard web browser.


Recent releases

  •  10 Aug 2007 19:20

    Release Notes: Multi-threaded binary downloads are now supported. A configuration option is used to specify the number of parallel threads used for harvest operations, and new configuration options for sorting threads were also added.

    •  24 Sep 2006 23:39

      Release Notes: Major changes include an RSS feed for each newsgroup, more configurable group display, improved navigation, and binary harvest enhancements.

      •  30 May 2005 17:22

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        •  13 Feb 2005 21:45

          Release Notes: New features include NZB threading, XPAT searching, binary file harvesting, regular expression filters, and a watch list for followup monitoring.

          •  06 Jul 2004 03:06

            Release Notes: This version features server-based News RC support, multi-server binary file support, and xover header caching. Please note that version 2.2 requires Java 1.4 or later.

            Recent comments

            06 Sep 2008 16:07 berg

            RSS feed
            I had trouble adding a screenshot so I'm posting it as a comment. It shows how NewsBro can be used via an RSS feed. See for a screenshot.


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