FMD become unstable after upgrading to v0.8.1b or above

Recently I’ve received reports from many users saying that FMD has become very unstable after upgrading to version v0.8.1b (and maybe with the latest version as well). The bug, which can be described as the software does not respond and there’re chance that a lot of dialogs pop up, appears quiet randomly, makes it hard to trace down and fix. So any help from you would be greatly appreciate!

For people who experienced this bug regularly, please upgrade your FMD to the latest version (v0.8.2.1b). If the bug still happens, please give me some information about:

  • The number of connections, the title of the manga you were downloading, as well as it’s source when the bug happened.
  • Your operation system.
  • Your FMD revision in case you were using a snapshot build.
  • A screenshot when the bug happened would be nice, especially when you were using snapshot build with debug symbols file.
  • The steps to reproduce the bug if you know.

You may consider using the latest snapshot, which is basically the latest build of FMD using the latest available sources and with the latest fixes and new bugs. Snapshots always contain debug symbols file (fmd.dbg). This file can be removed manually whenever you don’t want it anymore. There’re two type of snapshots:

  • Snapshots for people who want to test the snapshot with their existing resources. Just download the package, extract it and overwrite your existing FMD files. Your FMD then can still upgrade to official releases via updater.
  • Snapshots for people who don’t want to mess with their existing FMD.

You can find those snapshots here:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/fmd/files/FMD/snapshots/

Thank you,

Akarin-K

Free Manga Downloader 0.8.2b

<< Download >> or auto update.

For anyone who can’t update via Updater, you can update your FMD manually by downloading this zip fileextract it and overwrite your old FMD files.

In this release:

  • Now FMD does not require administrator rights in order to run.
  • Favorites bug fixed.
  • Fixed a bug in RedHawkScans‘s update script.
  • Fixed a bug in KissManga‘s download script.
  • BlogTruyen bugs fixed.
  • Improve Pururin‘s update script.
  • Added Manga2u (English).
  • Added an option in Options->Misc allows to download favorite mangas automatically after checking is completed.
  • Added Svenska, German interface (thanks Albin Bernhardsso and Shino for their works).

Version 0.8.2.1b:

  • Updated BlogTruyen script.
  • Updated Pururin script. Now you can search for Parody by using Filters->Custom Genres feature (please redownload Pururin‘s manga list from the server in order to take full advantage of this update).
  • Dramatically reduces Fakku/Pururin‘s update time.
  • Fixed a bug in “Update all manga lists at once” module.

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Please report errors, request new features by commenting here, or via FMD’s tracker.

cheers,
Akarin-K

Free Manga Downloader 0.8.1b

<< Download >> or auto update.

For anyone who can’t update via Updater, you can update your FMD manually by downloading this zip fileextract it and overwrite your old FMD files.

In this release:

  • Fixed bug causing endless loop in Favorites.
  • “Cannot remove completed manga” bug fixed.
  • Fixed bug causing unexpected crash while saving image. This should prevent download task from stopping on middle way.
  • Fixed bug causing updater.exe failed to use proxy.
  • Reduced refresh rate in order to avoid CPU overheat on old machines.
  • Added Turkish interface (thanks absentmindednes for his/her works).
  • Favorites: Show numbering column.

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Please report errors, request new features and new manga sites (non-English sites are welcome !) by commenting here, or via FMD’s tracker.
For English sites, please tell me what’s the difference between them and FMD’s available sites.

cheers,
Akarin-K

Free Manga Downloader 0.8.0b

<< Download >> or auto update.

For anyone who can’t update via Updater, you can update your FMD manually by downloading this zip fileextract it and overwrite your old FMD files.

In this release:

  • Komikid bug fixed.
  • Mangacan bug fixed.
  • SenManga bug fixed.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes cause the manga loading process to freeze.
  • Fixed some bugs in Favorites module.
  • Fixed Sort by date bug occurs on some PCs.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes cause a race condition while loading multiple mangas at once.
  • Brings Arabic interface back.
  • Added KivManga (English).
  • Added MangasPROJECT (Portuguese), MangaREADER_POR (Portuguese).
  • Added MeinManga (German).
  • Allowed to stop the manga loading process by double-clicking on another manga title.
  • Added Portuguese interface (thanks Benji Raws for his/her works).

Version 0.8.0.1b:

  • MangaREADER_POR bug fixed.

Version 0.8.0.2b:

  • Fixed a bug in manga loading module.

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Please report errors, request new features and new manga sites (non-English sites are welcome !) by commenting here, or via FMD’s tracker.
For English sites, please tell me what’s the difference between them and FMD’s available sites.

cheers,
Akarin-K

About donation …

Update (1/12/14):
After some discussion we came to the conclusion that users from Indonesia who want to donate can follow instructions from this thread as an alternative way to donate to the project.

Original post:
Recently I’ve received an email from an user questioning me about somebody (definitely not me – Akarin-K) is asking for donations on some forums without letting me know, so I think this is a good chance for me to make things clear:

  • The Free Manga Downloader project is run by volunteers. We do not ask money for using Free Manga Downloader, and contribute financially is only an optional option. There are many ways to contribute to the project, such as translating the software interface, bug hunting, or become a contributor/developer.
  • The project will survive, even without any form of donations: As we use sourceforge for hosting all of our stuff (releases, updates, manga lists, bug tracker) and this blog for announcing new releases, no expense has been spent on the file hosting/web space.
  • If you really want to donate, please click on the Donate menu and follow the link. This way we can make sure your money will go to the right people.

You may ask me: How could you live without any donation ?

The answer is simple: As I mentioned above, we are a group of volunteers so we only consider Free Manga Downloader as a spare-time project for an alternative way to read manga without having to visit online manga readers, and most of us are salaryman so we can make money without having to depend on this project.

cheers,

Akarin-K

Free Manga Downloader 0.7.3b

<< Download >> or auto update.

For anyone who can’t update via Updater, you can update your FMD manually by downloading this zip fileextract it and overwrite your old FMD files.

In this release:

  • Fixed bug causing compressed file was put in the wrong folder.
  • Fixed bug that sometimes the software leaves blank folders after converting images to zip/cbz/pdf.
  • Fixed a bug relate to UTF-8 BOM encode (This is the reason why we cannot download any manga from Arabic/French/Vietnamese sites) .
  • CentralDeMangas, Pururin bugs fixed.
  • Added Mangacan (Indonesian).
  • Favorites now supports multi-threading.
  • Allowed to download non-English chapter from Batoto (go to Options -> Misc -> [Batoto] Show chapter from all languages).

Version 0.7.3.1b:

  • Batoto bug fixed.

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Please report errors, request new features and new manga sites (non-English sites are welcome !) by commenting here, or via FMD’s tracker.
For English sites, please tell me what’s the difference between them and FMD’s available sites.

cheers,
Akarin-K

Free Manga Downloader 0.7.2b

New version of FMD is out! This version was mostly developed by our new developer Anastasiadinara so kudos for all of his/her works :D

<< Download >> or auto update.

For anyone who can’t update via Updater, you can update your FMD manually by downloading this zip fileextract it and overwrite your old FMD files.

In this release:

  • Delete Task + Data bug fixed.
  • Added Mangacow (English – Scan groups), Pururin (H-site).
  • Interface now support Indonesian language.

Note for Pururin site:

  • For now, you can only update manga list up to 200 latest release, for complete list you can download from server.
  • Pururin grouping their mangas by tags not by series, so it’s useless if added them to Favourite to get notification updates about new chapter from certain series, use Search instead.

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Please report errors, request new features and new manga sites (non-English sites are welcome !) by commenting here.
For English sites, please tell me what’s the difference between them and FMD’s available sites.

cheers,
Akarin-K