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#1 2009-06-19 23:59:29

tntcoda
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Registered: 2007-07-24
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Piven - usenet/nzb software

Hey,

Just released the first version of Piven, its a Qt based binary Usenet client for NZB files.

Current Version: 0.3 September 2009

Homepage: http://piven.sourceforge.net
Screenshots: http://piven.sourceforge.net/index.php? … 7&Itemid=2
AUR Link: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=27429

Plans for the future:
- Newzbin integration
- Web based front-end
- Post processing of downloaded items - smart unrar/par support

Would be great to get some feedback on this, I have done 0 user testing and just made it during spare time at uni over the past few weeks so it may have some bugs... but I'm hoping someone finds it useful and that I can keep it well maintained in the future.

Thanks & hope it works smile

Jack

Last edited by tntcoda (2009-09-22 23:07:45)

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#2 2009-07-02 23:02:22

Diaz
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Re: Piven - usenet/nzb software

Wow, i just found this new project on the newsletter.
I'm really interested, but actually i can't really help to test it.
Later when i have time.

Please don't let the project die.

A feature that i miss a lot in the usenet clients in linux is adding a groups and see inside it, like pan does it or did it, and like you have in grabit in windows.

When i find time, i'll test it i promise.


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#3 2009-07-08 18:04:37

lssjbrolli
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Registered: 2007-12-16
Posts: 26

Re: Piven - usenet/nzb software

Very nice, i've instaled it today and i like it. Maybe tou could add a speed limiter and the possibility to start/stop/add/remove threads. Keep up the good work.

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#4 2009-07-20 22:22:12

juancate
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Re: Piven - usenet/nzb software

Oh, seems very nice, i'll give it a try. big_smile

Thanks for the AUR package.

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#5 2009-08-23 01:47:51

tntcoda
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Posts: 115

Re: Piven - usenet/nzb software

Thanks alot for trying it out guys smile

Just released v0.2, sorry developments been a bit slow but ive had limited time recently.

http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=27429

Changes:

- Config file moved to ~/.config/Piven/
- Added support to manually start/stop individual threads
- Various bug fixes

More to come soon hopefully smile

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#6 2009-08-23 19:05:32

invalido
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Registered: 2009-02-28
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Re: Piven - usenet/nzb software

First off I'd like to thank you tntcoda for all your devotion in the program.
But there is one feature that I really miss,  and it is the automatic par-checkup and repair.

Other than that the app is flawless smile

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#7 2009-09-16 12:39:23

amranu
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Re: Piven - usenet/nzb software

One thing that really, really bothers me about this app is that it uses 'kb' in place of 'kB'

There's a huge difference between the two, and it is definitely measuring in kB.

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#8 2009-09-16 22:28:53

tntcoda
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Re: Piven - usenet/nzb software

amranu wrote:

One thing that really, really bothers me about this app is that it uses 'kb' in place of 'kB'

There's a huge difference between the two, and it is definitely measuring in kB.

Thanks for pointing that out Amranu, latest git snapshot has the units replaced with kB instead of kb.

Git repo: http://piven.git.sourceforge.net/git/gi … ;a=summary

Last edited by tntcoda (2009-09-16 23:00:13)

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#9 2009-09-22 23:03:06

tntcoda
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Re: Piven - usenet/nzb software

v0.3 out now : http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=27429

Bug fixes:
    - Fixed queue backup not saving to correct location or not saving at all
    - Fixed unit of speed measurement, now uses kB/s
    - Fixed duplicate names of layoutWidgets in prefUI
    - Fixed segfaults in the yEnc decoder engine when handling incomplete/missing files
    - Fixed memory corruption problems in decoder engine due to bad file pointer management
    - Fixed reset failure bug in NZB parser dialogue
New Features:
    - Added support for the Delete key for manipulating queue
    - Option to add NZB to the top of a current queue rather than just the bottom
    - Improved detection/handling of jobs with missing/incomplete segments
    - Added connection notifications for various status points of thread connections to the NNTP server e.g Connecting, Timeouts etc
    - Added option to keep encoded data post-decoding
    - Switched to cmake build system, should allow for cross-distro/platform deployment


Auto par/unrar support is top of the list for next version smile

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#10 2009-11-08 18:04:21

dalingrin
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Registered: 2009-03-18
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Re: Piven - usenet/nzb software

Really fantastic work. I had all but given up on finding a Qt NZB downloader that I liked. Actually started to write my own when I ran across Piven.
I can't thank you enough, you really saved me a lot of time!
Perhaps I can help contribute to the project if I can ever find the time.

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#11 2009-11-15 09:59:19

Deamon
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Registered: 2009-10-11
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Re: Piven - usenet/nzb software

just installed v0.3 , and i already love it. Unlike all the other ones i tried sofar, thisone actually shows what file it is downloading.
Only downsides i found are
1) when you enter your server date , you need to press insert (not realy said i need to do that) but well, if you try its managable
2) when you just take a overview trough the settings , the colors jump to weird colors the first time

well this happened to me, but over .. i LOVE it
keep on working on it with all the good work

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#12 2009-11-16 19:17:43

tctovsli
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Registered: 2009-10-27
Posts: 14

Re: Piven - usenet/nzb software

I really like this app. Nice and easy. smile

One thing though: When I installed it, I didn't get a shortcut on my GNOME-menus (i.e. Applications-->Internet-->Piven).

I will keep on using this software and see how it works.. smile

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#13 2009-11-17 07:59:32

clappingman
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Registered: 2008-02-08
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Re: Piven - usenet/nzb software

segmentation fault. whenever I try to download.

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