SABnzbd+ 0.6.0 was released a couple of days ago and is already available via JCFP’s SABnzbd+ private package archive (PPA). Considering the maturity of the project, SABnzbd+ 0.6.0 brings with it an impressive array of changes and updates. The most noticeable one (visually), is undoubtedly the change from using the Smpl skin as the default to using the updated and expanded Plush. With this change, the SABnzbd+ developers have decided to focus solely on Plush and may even possibly phase out the other skins entirely.
For those of you that are fans of the Smpl or even Classic skins, give Plush another go. They have really ironed out the rough edges from the 0.5.x series and after running the various beta’s and release candidates for the past couple months I’m happy that they’ve chosen and focused on a single skin instead of dividing their attention on a few (None of which, I might add, were exactly ideal).
Aside from the visual and interface changes, SABnzbd+ has done away with the cache folder completely. This, in part, helps to prevent a build-up of unneeded and unused files from failed and canceled downloads. Relating to this, SABnzbd+ can now better manage it’s queue including retrying failed downloads. When retrying SABnzbd+ even asks for an additional NZB file in case one wants to add additional or missing PAR files. There’s a whole slew of other changes, such as improved duplicate download handling and intelligent handling of unmounted volumes. For the rest see the 0.6.0 Introduction and the Highlights pages.
For those that are interested in trying or updating SABnzbd+, I will be updating my SABnzbd+ guide just as soon as Linux Mint 11 reaches release candidate or final status. Stay tuned!