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NewsLeecher Version History

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

#: Please check this forum thread if you experience corrupt downloads and think it's due to a bug in NewsLeecher: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1841. +: Added feature that makes it possible to export articles to NZB files. Articles can be exported from the Active Group View, the Server Search View and the Download Queue. The exported NZB files can optionally be compressed to save a few bytes of bandwidth & diskspace. Compression can be selected from the options dialog under 'Advanced / NZB Files'. +: NewsLeecher now warns before opening files that *might* contain malicious code. Warning is given before opening files with the following extensions: (.bat, .cmd, .com, .exe, .pif, .scr, .vbs). +: Added 'incremental search' functionality to the filemanager listview. +: Added 'Lock Toolbar' option to the main-toolbar's popup menu. +: Now showing 'days ago' information when receiving group headers. +: The 'Active Groups' dropdown box is now sorted and split into categories the same way as the groups in the 'group manager'. Same thing for the groups in the 'server search' listview. *: The 'Smart' download feature has just gotten smarter! It will now look for common 'trash' strings like '.part4.rar', '[3 of 93]', '.vol07+08.par2', 'yEnc', etc, and filter them out before creating the 'Smart' download folder. *: NewsLeecher will now select the last used folder when pressing the FileManager's 'Go To Parent Folder' button. *: Changed some internal cache structures to make NewsLeecher faster when loading and saving group cache from disk. The new structure is also lighter on system resources than the previous used structure meaning a bit less memory usage when browsing articles. *: The disk cache system has been changed from v1.0 to v2.0. NewsLeecher will automatically detect the version change and update the cache on the fly when loaded from disk. So there is no need to retrieve all group headers again! The changes were made to prepare support for threaded article view. *: It's now possible to turn off the shading effect on the sorted columns in the listviews. *: Many internal optimizations. !: Hidden files and folders were shown in the filemanager. Fixed! !: As usual lots of 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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