NewsLeecher V8.0 Beta is now available!

Brand new UI | Tons of new/optimized functionality | *Much* more Usenet content available ( deobfuscation support ) | FREE Download
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NewsLeecher Version History
See what has changed so far, during the history of NewsLeecher.

NewsLeecher 8.0 Beta 1

+: ---------------------------------------------------------------
   -- Full Support for Searching & Handling Obfuscated Files -- --
   ---------------------------------------------------------------
   Fully integrated a fast deobfuscation engine into the
   SuperSearch backend. With this new engine in place, SuperSearch
   will try to guess/detect and deobfuscate garbled/hidden/
   obfuscated Usenet postings, seconds after they have been posted
   to the Usenet.
   This means that you will now be able to find a lot of contents,
   that were previously not detectable when using SuperSearch - or
   browsing Usenet groups manually.
   While SuperSearch can deobfuscate lots of postings right now,
   we work further on improving the deobfuscation engine to
   support more known deobfuscating techniques in the near future.
   ---------------------------------------------------------------
   Please note that the deobfuscator works by "guessing" the
   titles of the obfuscated postings. No human interaction is part
   of the process. It's all automated. That's why it works as fast
   as it does.
   But because it is 100% automated, there might be a few false
   positives, resulting in wrongly deobfuscated titles along the
   way.
   ---------------------------------------------------------------
+: In addition to supporting the natively implemented SuperSearch
   deobfuscation of Usenet postings (as mentioned above),
   NewsLeecher now also supports downloading, unpacking and
   proper renaming of 3rd party NZB files with obfuscated
   contents.
+: ---------------------------------------------------------------
   -- Completely Rewritten Leeching Engine -- --------------------
   ---------------------------------------------------------------
   The NewsLeecher leeching engine has been totally rebuilt, to
   provide the best possible performance in regards to speed and
   smoothness. On an average computer, older versions of
   NewsLeecher would hit a performance bottleneck, when leeching
   at ~150 Mbps or more. With the new engine in place, the
   performance bottleneck is at a *much* higher level. We have
   tested the new engine on a pretty old/slow (2012 Gen. Lenovo
   Thinkpad X1 Carbon, 1.8GHz Core i5 / 4-core) laptop hooked up
   to a 500 Mbps connection, and didn't notice any noteworthy
   slowdowns.
+: ---------------------------------------------------------------
   -- Completely Rewritten GUI w. full High DPI support -- -------
   ---------------------------------------------------------------
   Completely new UI that has been optimized with screen real-
   estate and compatibility with current and future High-DPI
   setups in mind. In regards to screen real-estate, the UI has
   been optimized to use as little space as possible and thereby
   allow more Usenet related contents to the displayed at the same
   time. This is done by placing the NewsLeecher tabs control in
   the Windows caption bar and making all the main components in
   the NewsLeecher main window easily collapsed and out of view,
   when not needed.
+: NewsLeecher is now fully compatible with High-DPI Windows
   system setups. So instead of blurrily upscaling texts, icons,
   etc. on High-DPI setups, the NewsLeecher UI elements will now
   be presented as crisp as your dislay allows. Further, due to
   the way UI elements in NewsLeecher are now built, it is also
   compatible with any future display DPI / resolutions you might
   use.
+: Implemented a setting for changing the maximum number of
   decoder threads that the new NewsLeecher leeching engine is
   allowed to use simultaneously. The settings can be accessed
   from :
   Settings -> Adv. Settings -> Threads Article Decoder
   The default setting automatically sets the thread number, based
   on the number of CPU cores available in your computer, so
   changing the setting is not recommended under normal
   circumstances.
+: Implemented a tabs control 'lock' feature that, when 'locked',
   allows one to drag the NewsLeecher main window by dragging the
   tabs on the tabs control. When 'unlocked', tabs will instead be
   re-ordered when dragged.
   The 'lock' feature can easily be accessed by clicking the lock
   button, located right next to the tabs control.
+: Implemented a simple color-theme feature for the new
   NewsLeecher UI. The feature can be accessed by clicking the
   colored button next to the NewsLeecher tabs control. We will
   most probably enhance this feature a lot later on, with custom
   skinning, etc.
+: Implemented two difference icon styles for the NewsLeecher main
   toolbar. This is done to find out what style works and looks
   the best for NewsLeecher.
   To keep things simple and more easily maintainable, we will
   probably settle on one of the two styles before the V8 final
   release and discard the other style.
+: Created and implemented an internal script-engine, to
   dynamically generate and animate resolution independent icons
   for the NewsLeecher toolbars and buttons.
+: It is now possible to customize the posting editor font on the
   "Post to Usenet" dialog. The font can be customized at :
   Settings -> Posting -> Additional Posting Settings -> ...
*: Added a setting to reset the widths of all the listview
   columns, to match the width of the NewsLeecher windows. The
   setting can be accessed from :
   ... Toolbox -> Advanced -> Reset Listview Columns
*: The "NZB Importer" can now import, rarely used, non-standard
   NZB files.
*: Improved support for non-standard article encoding variants.
*: Introduced new "Advanced Tweaks" property, to control the
   width of the speedbar overlay on the NewsLeecher tray icon.
   The property can be accessed from:
   Settings -> Advanced Tweaks -> Icon Tray Speedbar Width
*: Tons of smaller changes and improvements.
!: Lots of bugfixes, though many fundamental parts of NewsLeecher
   were changed in this release, so we have probably introduced
   quite a few new bugs as well:) We will do what we can to get
   everything sorted during the next betas releases.

Releases

NewsLeecher 8.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 7.0 Final
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 15
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 14
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 6.3 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 6.3 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 6.2 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 6.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 6.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 5.2 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 5.2 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 5.1 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 5.0 Final
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 19
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 18
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 17
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 16
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 15
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 14
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 4.0 Final
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 24
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 23
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 22
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 21
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 20
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 19
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 18
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 17
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 16
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 15
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 14
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.95 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.95 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.95 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.91 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.91 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.9 Final
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 17
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 16
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 15
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 14
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.8 Final
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.7 Final

NewsLeecher 3.5 Final
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.0 Final
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 2.3 Final
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 2.1 Final
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 2.0 Final
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 1.0 Final
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 32
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 31
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 30
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 29
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 28
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 27
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 26
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 25
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 24
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 23
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 22
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 21
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 20
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 19
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 18
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 17
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 16
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 15
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 14
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.9 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.8 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.7 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.6 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 0.6 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.5 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.4 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 0.4 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.3 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.2 Beta 1

July 29, 2019

Quick NewsLeecher status update:

The SuperSearch service was down for some time yesterday, due to a bug in the SuperSearch frontend software. The bug has now beed fixed, and the search/indexer/deobfuscator service is running again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

The NewsLeecher forums have been under pretty heavy spam attacks during the last several days. Due to this, we will make some anti-spam updates to the forum software over the next few days, so expect a bit of forum downtime. Hopefully, though, the updates will help prevent these massive amount of spam from hitting the forums in the future. But who knows, the spammers are tricky bastards, so we'll have to wait and see.

NewsLeecher V8.0 Beta 2 is currently being worked on. We are implementing a "Super Search" result search-filter and a files/folders search-filter for the "Explorer" part of NewsLeecher.
We are also looking into an issue concerning the new V8 leeching engine, that occasionally (rarely for most users) causes downloading articles to 'go to sleep' for several seconds/minutes, before waking up again to finished the transfer. We think we know why this happens... Looking into it.

June 25, 2019

NewsLeecher V8.0 Beta 1 is now officially released!

There are too many changes to list here, so please click the "What's New" link below for the complete version history.

[ What's New ]  -  [ Direct Download ]

Since tons of code has been rewritten since the previous release, there might still be quite a few bugs present in the first betas of NewsLeecher V8. So we recommend backing up your NewsLeecher settings/data before installing.

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