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NewsLeecher Version History

See what has changed so far, during the history of NewsLeecher.

+: Auto retry to connect to usenet server after a specific amount of time. Good feature when using NewsLeecher with daily download limits. +: It's now possible to setup NewsLeecher to automatically logoff the usenet server(s) after a certain time of inactivity. +: Added 'article read' functionality. Makes it easy to view text articles. +: Now possible to set an upper limit for the number of new headers NewsLeecher should retrieve when updating a group. +: Added a new small bandwidth meter to the top of the bot queue window. Bandwidth meters can be turned on/off independently. +: Now possible to move transfer queue items to the top/bottom of queue list with one button click. Remeber you can also move queue items by mouse dragging. +: New option for auto updating a group when activating it. +: Added popup menus to the listview headers. Making it possible to view and hide specific columns. +: Now possible to add new items to the queue as paused by using a shortcut key or a popup menu. +: Added option to change the color of downloaded articles. +: It's now possible to hide the background image on the bandwidth meter. +: NewsLeecher now loads a small in-program webpage on startup. The webpage contains info on the latest release and shows the latest NewsLeecher headlines. *: Many small internal improvement. Making interface interaction a bit more logic. *: Visual improvements here and there. *: Changed layout on some of the menus. *: As usual lots of small improvements. !: Small bugfixes and new code added to pinpoint certain bugs we haven't figured out how to solve yet.

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SuperSearch is currently running with a bit more than 4 years of article retention. But we are working hard to reach our goal of 10+ years retention. All 10+ years of Usenet article-data is in our storage, just waiting to be used to bump the SuperSearch retention.

The reason that retention is currently "only" at ~4 years, is that the amount of stuff posted to the Usenet is constantly rising. It requires more and more system resources to keep up, even though the index retention is kept constant. And not only that. We have also decided to start indexing subjects of text-groups and keep full index retention for audio and image (JPG, PNG, etc) groups. Those groups alone contain tens of millions of articles that we make fully searchable in true wildcard/substring (

Anyway. As mentioned above, we are working hard on improving the SuperSearch service at the moment. The service's backend-engine is being partly rewritten to improve performance and to make sure that the service is futureproof, by being able to keep up with the ever expanding Usenet retention demands.

We also use the code-rewrite opportunity to modulize the backend, so it gets a lot easier to add new functionality in the future.

While we cannot say for sure when exactly the job is done, we can say though, that it will be pretty soon. Things are progressing nicely and the most longhaired part of the optimization is done.

So all in all, good things to come soon :)

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