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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: .NZB Addition: Added option to .NZB-import *.PAR2 articles to the transfer queue in 'paused' state. +: .NZB Addition: In relation to the above option, it is also possible to let NewsLeecher transfer a single .PAR2 and pause the rest in the transfer-queue. +: .NZB Addition: Added option to pretty-up subfolder names used when downloading .NZB contents to NZB subfolders. +: .NZB Addition: Added a new advanced setup-tabsheet especially for .NZB-file specific options. +: Added 'Smart Download' feature that will download selected articles to a subfolder named after the subject of the first selected article. (feature shortcut: CTRL+S) +: Added option to assign categories to the subscribed groups. This makes it much easier to get an overview of the group collection. +: It's now possible to double-click the 'Header Count' button to check the amount of available headers in 'all' subscribed groups. +: It's now possible to double-click the 'Update Group' button to retrieve new headers from 'all' subscribed groups. +: Added option to compress the names of the groups in the group manager. ex: alt.binaries.pictures.autos becomes a.b.p.autos. * When 'reading' an article, NewsLeecher will now first try to open the article in the standard '.txt' viewer instead of notepad.exe. If that fails, it will still use notepad.exe. *: Entirely new icon set for menus and listviews. *: Lots of visual improvements. *: Many small improvements. !: 'Download to Custom Folder' didnt work with the server-search listview. Fixed! !: 'Skip File if it already exists on disk' sometimes caused server connections to hang. Fixed! !: 'Show Article Header' feature didnt work. Fixed! !: 'Show Article Body' feature didnt always work. Fixed! !: Small bug fixes.

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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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