SABnzbd 2.0.0 Beta 1 has been released

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SABnzbd 2.0.0 Beta 1 has been released

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Changes since Alpha 1
- Windows and macOS releases now also come in 64bit versions.
The installers will install the appropriate version automatically.
Therefore, on 64bit Windows the installation directory will change to
'Program Files' instead of 'Program Files (x86)'.
On Windows our tests showed an additional 5-10% gain in download speed
when using 64bit SABnzbd on 64bit Windows.
- Linux: Detect if Multicore Par2 is installed.
Multicore Par2 is now easily available through the PPA and other channels:

Bug fixes since Alpha 1
- Not all servers with same priority were tried
- Unzip on Windows was not working
- Unrar on Windows could hang
- Restarting SABnzbd sometimes failed
- Reported 'Unknown encoding' warnings for some downloads
- Error on renaming a job in Plush
- Always show Queue search box when multi-editing
- SABnzbd password not displayed in plain text in the Config

New in 2.0.0: SABYenc
To improve SABnzbd's performance on systems where CPU power is limiting
download speed, we developed a new module called SABYenc to accelerate the
decoding of usenet articles. Depending on the hardware, download speed can
greatly increase.
The Windows and macOS releases automatically include this module, for other
platforms you can read more on:
If you experience issues, please report them on our Forums!
The module is not mandatory, the _yenc module will continue to work and
its performance will be similar.

What's new in 2.0.0
- Post-processing scripts now get additional job information via SAB_*
environment variables - See:
- Certificate Validation set to Strict for newly added newsservers
- Schedule items can now be enabled and disabled
- Remove Secondary Web Interface option
- HTTP-redirects in interface are now relative URL's
- Moved some lesser used settings to Config->Specials
- Cache usage is now updated continuously in the Status Window
- On macOS SABnzbd was set to have low IO-priority, this is now set to normal

Bug fixes in 2.0.0
- Warn in case encoding is not set to UTF-8
- Retry ADMIN-data saving 3x before giving error

Upgrade notices
- Windows: When starting the Post-Processing script, the path to the job folder
is no longer in short-path notation but includes the full path. To support
long paths (>255), you might need to alter them to long-path notation (\\?\).
- Schedule items are converted when upgrading to 2.x.x and will break when
reverted back to pre-2.x.x releases.
- The organization of the download queue is different from pre-1.x.x releases.
So 2.x.x will not see the existing queue, but you can go to Status->QueueRepair
and "Repair" the old queue.

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