Yesterday I’ve released sanguinews v0.47 and this release marks the end of alpha stage. It doesn’t mean that the software is bug free. It means that I am quite happy with it and it should be able to provide desired results. If there are some bugs(and I presume that there are) – I don’t know about them at the moment. So, I will need your help. Use it, test it, inform me of any strange behavior. Bugs need to be crushed!
In the meantime, I will be improving the “progressbar” feature. Currently it displays only the average speed. I will be adding “ETA” and some kind of actual, moving progress/status bar. One more thing that I would like to see in my program is the capability to tweak headers. I am fan of Gentoo distribution. I like tinkering with the system and I think that a user should have as much freedom and options as it’s possible. Usenet’s standards include quite a lot of headers. Some are required, some are taken by usenet providers, but there are some that could be used, for any reason, by us. I will make sure that there is an easy way to change them.
What I will do after that? No idea. Time will tell, but at the moment I am still having fun and it means that I will continue improving this particular project of mine.