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Please add this software "HelloNzb"
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Name of the software: HelloNzb

Project/product Homepage:

Why we should include this into the repository, i.e. what does it do that the alternatives do not?: Solus lacks any functional NZB application. Pan Newsreader is the only Usenet software in the Solus repositories and it is best used for browsing usenet, downloading headers the old fashioned way etc. It does include a function to download from NZB-files but only allows 4 simultaneous threads. This results in a maximum speed of around 35mbit on my 250mbit connection. The UI is outdated as well and it lacks modern NZB features.

Most Linux distros include either SABnzbd or NZBget but I have already seen these two being denied/deleted as requested packages (T2961, T6174). The only remaining open source application that is being updated seems to be HelloNzb.

Is it open source?: Yes.

Who and how many users do you anticipate will use this software?: Everyone that wants to download binaries from Usenet.

If it is open source, please provide a link to the most up to date, versioned source tarball/zipfile.:

Event Timeline

Alexfrost created this task.Feb 9 2020, 5:21 PM
DataDrake triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Feb 9 2020, 10:32 PM
DataDrake moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.

No fly-by packaging please. I'll only accept the patch for the new package if someone volunteers as maintainer.

DataDrake closed this task as Wontfix.May 28 2020, 8:20 PM

This has sat in accepted for inclusion for over 30 days. Clearly, there is a lack of demand for the inclusion of this software, nobody has stepped up to provide a completed patch, maintain it, and properly integrate it. Closing as a result. Feel free to reopen but only when someone offers a patch via our proper patch submission methods and volunteers to be maintainer.