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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: Added link and toolbar button to the 'New User FAQ' in the NewsLeecher user forum. (Thanks for the FAQ daphatty!:) *: Redesigned parts of the transfer queue system to make it more stable. *: A progress indicator is now shown when the garbage cleaning routine is collecting garbage. *: Optimized the filter and sort functions for the active group. *: It's now possible to perform other tasks, such as downloading articles, while fetching grouplist(s) from server(s). *: Changed standard listview viewmode to 'compact'. Can be changed from the options dialog if wanted. *: Small improvements here and there. !: 'Article Poster Info' feature located at the 'Optimization' sheet in setup dialog didn't work. Fixed! (Default is set to: 'Show Postername Only'). !: Fixed small bug in the 'Fetch Grouplist' feature. !: Fixed non-critial bug (ID:squiiibi) when cleaning cache garbage. Occurred rarely. !: Fixed serious memory leak that caused NewsLeecher to waste more and more memory the longer the program was open. The leak was especially bad when there were a lot of download activity going on. !: Fixed another serious memory leak when NewsLeecher combined downloaded article parts to a complete article. !: Fixed a bunch of small bugs that occasionally caused the built-in error window to popup during article downloads. !: Fixed bug (ID:900j209d) - 'Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window' bug. !: Many small bugfixes.

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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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