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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: Added new option called 'Show Header Age' which shows the age of headers (in days) in the listview date-column instead of the actual header dates. +: Added shortcuts (alt+up/down/left/right) Alt+Up/Down selects the active group in the 'active group' dropdown list. Alt+Left unloads the active group and Alt+Right updates the active group. +: NewsLeecher now logs if posting to a server fails or succeeds. +: Added option only to write detailed download logging for 'failed' downloads. *: Dramatically improved the text-filter search speed. Up to 100% speed improvement when searching for articles in the active group and when searching for groups in the group manager. Other parts of the program, such as the header retrieval engine, will also benefit from this search routine optimization. *: More complete checking for Global Message ID mismatches. If you experience download corruptions, be sure to check the log for information about the corruptions. *: The 'Posting'-tab is automatically hidden if there're no postings in queue. *: Lots of internal improvements (Prepared NewsLeecher API for plug-in scripting support. Scripting will not be available before 1.0 final has been released though) *: Changed 'Read' button to an 'Open' button. Text articles will still be 'read' in a text-viewer, whereas binary articles will be launched in the program associated to the downloaded files. *: Some small improvements. !: Sometimes it wasn't possible to stop/start server searches. This should work now. !: Fixed bug where downloading articles would sometimes 'hang' in the queue. !: Fixed bug that sometimes caused the text in the filter boxes to be deleted unexpectedly. !: Many small 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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