What is BNR?

BNR is a news reader software specifically tailored for binary articles (articles from alt.binaries.* newsgroups, for example). The acronym BNR stands for " Binary News Reader " (when talking about BNR1), or for " Binary News Reaper " (when talking about BNR2. Confused? Didn't think so. :-). BNR is freeware but copyrighted. Read more...
 

Aug. 30th, 2005

BNR version 0.14.7 Beta released!

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Dec. 25th, 2004

BNR version 0.14.6 Beta released!

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  • A few more bug fixes. See the version info for complete list.
Dec. 18th, 2004

BNR version 0.14.5 Beta released!

 
  • Lots of bug fixes. See the version info for complete list.
Oct. 6th, 2004

BNR version 0.14.4 Beta released!

 
  • Fixed some bugs introduced in last release
  • [BNR3] Now shows proper icon on main form.
  • See the version info for complete list.
Oct. 3rd, 2004

BNR version 0.14.3 Beta released!

 
  • Improved fix for decoding yEncoded articles mangled by ZoneAlarm
  • Fixed bug causing some article to not appear when using combination of XHDR & XOVER servers.
  • Fixed a few problems related to using the chunks option.
  • Fixed several problems with default sort column settings.
  • Implemented sorting of hierarchy nodes when expanded.
  • More bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
Sept. 24th, 2004

 
  • [Linux] Patched to support Fedora Core 2 kernel 2.6.8-1.521.
Aug. 16th, 2004

BNR version 0.14.2 Beta released!

 
Aug. 9th, 2004

BNR version 0.14.1 Beta released!

 
  • Several bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
Aug. 7th, 2004

BNR version 0.14.0 Beta released!

 
  • Hierarchical view mode
  • XPAT searches
  • XP Themes support [Windows XP] & emulated Themes support [Linux]
  • Internationalized forms with support for localization using .mo files
  • Several bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
Apr. 14th, 2004

BNR2 version 0.13.3 Beta released!

 
  • Fixed bug causing redownloading of entire group on each refresh
  • Linux build no longer requires script to bind QT libraries
Apr. 12th, 2004

BNR2 version 0.13.2 Beta released!

 
  • Several bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
Mar. 13th, 2004

BNR2 version 0.13.1 Beta released!

 
  • Several bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
Feb. 29th, 2004

BNR2 version 0.13.0 Beta released!

 
  • Added NewsBin .NZB support
  • Added IPv6 support [IPv6-enabled OS's]
  • Replaced all query boxes with custom version that supports keyboard shortcuts
  • Added option to remember answers to some query boxes
  • Fixed 2 major article expiration bugs, which should greatly improve database stability
  • Moved Connection Manager into its own thread for greatly improved GUI performance with large queues
  • Numerous other bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
Jan. 25th, 2004

BNR2 version 0.12.7 Beta released!

 
  • Bug fixes and a couple slight optimizations...See the version info for complete list.
Jan. 18th, 2004

BNR2 version 0.12.6 Beta released!

 
  • Optimization to Message-List grid drawing code.
  • Queue.xml file now saves full server-group data instead of slow scan on startup.
  • Options to do case-sensitive, case-insensitive or RegEx Quick Filtering.
  • Options to use Suspend or Hibernate as shutdown method.
  • Option to try downloading by Message-ID without switching groups.
  • Several bug fixes and tweaks...See the version info for complete list.
Dec. 6th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.12.5 Beta released!

 
  • Option to use lower priority servers while higher ones are in retry loop.
  • A few bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
Nov. 30th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.12.4 Beta released!

 
  • Several bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
Nov. 17th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.12.3 Beta released!

 
  • Several bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
Nov. 13th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.12.2 Beta released!

 
  • Several bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
Nov. 12th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.12.1 Beta released!

 
  • Several bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
Nov. 9th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.12.0 Beta released!

 
  • Server Modes (download only headers or only articles, dormant).
  • Ability to Sort Master Newsgroups list by article counts.
  • Ability to change colors used on Queue grid.
  • Some "Better" default settings for new installations to make configuration easier for new users.
  • Fixed an article decoding problem.
  • Many optimizations, bug fixes and other minor features...See the version info for complete list.
Oct. 6th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.11.7 Beta released!

 
  • Several bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
Sept. 21st, 2003

BNR2 version 0.11.6 Beta released!

 
  • Added ability to show individual articles on Message List pages instead of always combined.
  • Added options for separate Date and Time columns in addition to combined Date/Time column and Message-ID column on Message List pages.
  • Added ability to sort by a few additional columns on Message List pages.
  • Added ability to choose which method to use when shutting down computer when idle.
  • Many other bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
Aug. 3rd, 2003

BNR2 version 0.11.5 Beta released!

 
  • Added support for decoding MIME X-yEnc articles
  • Fixed problem redownloading previously downloaded articles
  • More fixes to error reporting routine to fix thread safety issue
  • Better work around for buggy Windows API call in the Win9x family of OS's
  • Many other bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
July 18th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.11.4 Beta released!

 
  • Added scroll wheel support to Newsgroups, Queue and Message List pages.
  • Improved error logging functions to flush buffered errors every 32 kB to prevent Out of Memory errors
  • Optimized code for caching of expired article offsets for better performance
  • Improved invalid directory/filename handling (be sure to reset invalid/trim character lists to default settings using the provided buttons)
  • Many other GUI tweaks and bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
June 20th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.11.3 Beta released!

 
  • Faster processing of NewsRC files.
  • Bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
June 10th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.11.2 Beta released!

 
  • Added options for customizing file/path validation.
  • Bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
June 4th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.11.1 Beta released!

 
  • Fixed a couple problems with the Column Configuration dialog & Queue.xml file.
  • See the version info for complete list.
June 4th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.11.0 Beta released!

BOTH WINDOWS AND LINUX VERSIONS!!!

 
  • Ability to rearrange/resize Server/Groups columns.
  • Ability to export/import NewsRC files.
  • Faster startup times.
  • Pending header refreshes in queue now remembered between sessions.
  • Free disk space check before beginning download (needs some tweaking still).
  • Many other GUI enhancements and some bug fixes...See the version info for complete list.
March 7th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.10.4 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Fixed infinite loop bug from 0.10.3 when marking previously downloaded files for download.
  • Adjustment to marked article counters.
  • Sanity check for null offset in PartCheck.CheckItem to prevent error messages.
March 1st, 2003

BNR2 version 0.10.3 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Fixed two different bugs leading to No Such Article errors.
  • Implemented option to download articles by Message-ID.
  • See the version info for complete list.
Feb. 9th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.10.2 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Eliminated QTINTF.DLL errors using XOVER that some users are experiencing.
  • Fixed partially broken Start Minimized to System Tray option.
  • Fixed excessive DB scans on startup due to failure to write date of last scan in BNR2.ini file.
  • See the version info for complete list.
Feb. 1st, 2003

BNR2 version 0.10.1 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Splash screen now refreshed itself upon returning from another app during startup.
  • Bogus "Invalid Next Free Slot" errors removed.
  • Better preservation of original subject line after downloading article.
  • Fixed program crash bug restoring window after minimizing on Newsgroups page.
Jan. 27th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.10.0 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Fixes to XOVER parsing code that reduces database corruption problems for UNS users
  • Fixes for several GUI bugs
  • Ability to rearrange Queue & Message List columns inside of BNR2 itself
  • Ability to assigned score values directly in addition to incrementally
  • Expanded main menu structure making some functions available from other pages
  • See the version info for complete list
Jan. 7th, 2003

BNR2 version 0.9.6 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Fixes for several particularly annoying bugs...See the version info for complete list
Dec. 25th, 2002

BNR2 version 0.9.5 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Bug fixes and a few minor features...See the version info for complete list
Nov. 20th, 2002

BNR2 version 0.9.4 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
Oct. 26th, 2002

BNR2 version 0.9.3 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Some more bug fixes...See the version info for complete list
Oct. 20th, 2002

BNR2 version 0.9.2 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Some more bug fixes...See the version info for complete list
Oct. 19th, 2002

BNR2 version 0.9.1 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Many bug fixes and other tweaks...See the version info for complete list
Oct. 16th, 2002

BNR2 version 0.9.0 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Fixed several Buffer Overrun vulnerabilities, including one causing multiple serious problems in recent versions.
  • Added server folder connection limits.
  • Added server download limits.
  • More server preference levels.
  • Smarter connection manager.
  • Added CSV/Disk match options to View Filters.
  • Many other bug fixes and tweaks...See the version info for complete list
Sept. 12th, 2002

BNR2 version 0.8.5 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Fixed serious GroupList locking bug.
Sept. 11th, 2002

BNR2 version 0.8.4 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Filter by server expanded to include folders.
  • Group/JPEG/Text name appended to titlebar.
  • A few bug fixes and optimizations...See the version info for complete list!
Sept. 7th, 2002

BNR2 version 0.8.3 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Filter by server (single groups only).
  • Auto shutdown.
  • Pause individual servers.
  • See the version info for complete list!
Aug. 18th, 2002

BNR2 version 0.8.2 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Better manual sorting of servers/groups.
  • Support for multiple installations from single copy of the program.
  • Fixed broken same-score download by queued order option.
  • Many bug fixes and cosmetic improvements... See the version info for complete list!
June 30th, 2002

BNR2 version 0.8.1 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • Minimize to System Tray (Windows only).
  • Config Page replaces with Options Window.
  • Fixes several bugs from previous release and a few other interface improvements.. See the version info for complete list!
June 27th, 2002

BNR2 version 0.8.0 Beta (for Windows) released!

 
  • New Lead Programmer: Jeff Snavely.
  • Server-specific list of existing/missing files in server columns tooltips.
  • View filter option to show/hide articles that have a guessed/exact filename.
  • View filter options to choose which headers to apply RegEx (Subject, Filename, and/or Author).
  • Many bug fixes and other subtle cosmetic changes.. See the version info for complete list!
May 5th, 2002

BNR2 version 0.7.3 Beta released!

 
  • Color Setup added.
  • Some download directory handling enhancements.
  • Etc.. See the version info for other changes!

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