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NewsLeecher Version History

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

#: This should just have been a bugfix release.. Oh well, got carried away :) ... #: Warning: The "fills only" server option has been replaced with a "download priority" server option. Remember to lower the download priority for your pay servers before use. +: Completely new (rewritten) cache system. The new cache system relies solely global MSG id's. It features a dramatic reduction of memory usage and much faster cache loading and saving time. The new cache system can load a large group containing 1.5 million headers (15.000 articles), and still only use ~ 4 MB of memory to store them. Much work has been put into optimizing & fine-tuning the cache, but there might still be room for more cache optimization in a future release. *Note* The new cache system is not compatible with the cache system used in earlier betas. Headers have to be re-downloaded, but only a single server is required for header downloads. +: Replaced the 'fills only' server option with a more flexible 'download priority' server option. +: Added option to only download new group headers from specific servers. (hint: use server with highest completion rate). +: In can now be setup which serves should be used when performing a "server search". +: Added new 'optimization' tab to the setup dialog. It contains various settings to optimize NewsLeecher for specific system configurations. +: Added a "Group Info Dialog" showing the completion rate for the active group plus lots of other info. +: Added option to exclude "header update" download bytes from the servers "bytes downloaded" statistics. +: Added support for article 'date' tag in NZB files. +: Added full support for the 'group' tag in NZB files. +: Added 'server login message' dialog. +: Added 'Download Folder' column to transfer queue. +: Reintroduced "New at cache" column to the groups view. +: It's now possible to turnoff .NZB file association with NL. +: Added "close application?" confirmation box. +: Other small additions here and there. * It's now possible to add/change/edit/enable/disable/move servers even if there is content in the transfer queue. *: Filter boxes now remember the last X used filter strings. The X value can be setup from the setup dialog. *: NL now puts a lot less stress on the CPU when trying to fetch expired messages from a server. Was a problem when using .NZB files containing outdated content. *: Server search results are now saved between NL sessions. *: Lots of minor improvements. !: Fixed "never download incompletes" feature. !: Fixed bug where NewsLeecher would sometimes crash if an imported .NZB file contained a "part 0" segment. !: Fixed bug where progress window was always on top. Even if NL wasn't the active application. !: Various other fixes. -: The text posting feature has been removed. A full blown binary posting system will be featured in a future release instead.

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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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