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Add anime newznab category 5070
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NNTP Handle protocol timeout differently by throwing another exception, an…
images Added support for template inheritance, allowing you to create a chil…
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lib Add anime newznab category 5070
locales/nl_NL/LC_MESSAGES Update messages.po
templates Added SQLite option to installer. Fixed SpotStruct for sqlite.
tests Very early draft of an PHP scraper which can use the XBMC's universal…
utils/transifex Rewrite of template generator in PHP
vendor Do not add empty strings to the keyword search
.gitattributes Line ending fixes
.gitignore Migrate cache to be disk-based instead of database based, this allows…
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INSTALL Remove ctype from installation documentation and program as well
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check-cache.php Show the new cache id we are using
favicon.ico favicon.ico symlink in de root. Op die manier is het ook zichtbaar va…
index.php Final, tested and bugs solved
install.php Added SQLite option to installer. Fixed SpotStruct for sqlite.
migrate-cache.php Fix the migrate-cache script to use proper PDO as well, fixes #1912
migrate-cache2.php Refactor code to use a more modular way of loading settings, this way…
notifications.xml Change xsnews parameters to use port 443, #1694
retrieve.php Update retrieve.php
settings.php Only include from bootstrap file instead of settin…
upgrade-db.php Refactor code to use a more modular way of loading settings, this way…
usenetservers.xml Add Premiumize + correct BlockNews settings


Spotweb is a decentralized usenet community based on the Spotnet protocol.

Spotweb requires an operational webserver with PHP5 installed, it uses either an MySQL or an PostgreSQL database to store it's contents in.


Spotweb is one of the most-featured Spotnet clients currently available, featuring among other things:

  • Fast
  • Customizable filter system from within the system
  • Posting of comments and spots
  • Showing and filtering on new spots since the last view
  • Watchlist
  • Easy to download multiple files
  • Runs on NAS devices like Synology and qnap
  • Rating of spots
  • Integration with Sick beard and CouchPotato as a 'newznab' provider
  • Platform independent (reported to work on Linux, *BSD and Windows)
  • Both central as user-specific blacklist support built-in
  • Spam reporting
  • Easy layout customization by providing custom CSS
  • Boxcar/Growl/Notify My Android/Notify/Prowl and Twitter integration (*)
  • Spot statistics on your system
  • Sabnzbd and nzbget(*) integration
  • Multi-language (*)
  • Multiple-user ready (*)
  • Opensource and open development model (*)

(*) Unique feature among all known Spotnet clients


Installation is the toughest part of Spotweb. Depending on your platform you should look at the different tutorials available on the Spotweb wiki, but the basic steps are:

  1. Ensure you have an database server installed (either MySQL or PostgreSQL)
  2. Create an empty 'spotweb' database
  3. Ensure you have a webserver running and PHP is configured for this webserver
  4. Download Spotweb
  5. Unpack Spotweb to a directory of your choosing
  6. Open 'install.php' in your browser until everything is 'OK'. Fix the parts which aren't OK.
  7. Follow the wizard and perform the instructions as given by the wizard.
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