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NewsLeecher

Newsleecher v3.0 Beta and Final releases.

Application Details:

Version: 3.0
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.newsleecher.com
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.12

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Test Results

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What works

The fancy loading splash sceen

What does not

It takes about 10 mintes to start up. Since its a retail-only version, it asks immediately for a key. The key registration accepts a key but does not continue from there, making it basically useless. I left it running for about 20 minutes with no change. Restarting it again only made it ask for the key again. While in this state it uses 100% of cpu.

This makes it pretty much garbage for actual usage.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Anything beyond key registration, as thats the part it breaks at

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

This has been a problem for a long time with newsleecher. The output of the console is not showing any critical errors that would indicate the reason for this (just a lot of fixme for window layout and such) and it just sits there.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 04 20091.1.12Yes Yes PlatinumMichael Phillips 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 17 20081.1.10Yes Yes PlatinumMichael Phillips 
ShowSlamd64 12.xNov 17 20081.1.8Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 16 20081.1.8Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 09 20081.1.5Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
219 Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection CLOSED FIXED View
4079 Newsleecher fails to run because of safedisc checks for softice CLOSED DUPLICATE View
12103 NewsLeecher - Starts as a small box CLOSED ABANDONED View

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