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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: *BIG ADDITON* - Virtual Groups Support. Full support for virtual groups. Virtual groups make it possible to combine many subscribed usenet groups into one single big browsable group. Note: Articles posted to two or more active groups will show up as duplicates. A feature to remove the dupes from the browsed 'virtual group' is on the todo list. +: *BIG ADDITON* - Simultaneous group updating while browsing. It's now possible to update several subscribed usenet groups at the same time, instead of one by one. In addition to this, it is now also possible to browse one or more (by using virtual groups) usenet groups while other groups get updated in the background. +: Added a 'Subscription Groups View' to the Active Group sheet. This view gives quick access to the group update/activation features and provides an easy overview of the subscribed groups. +: New 'Connect on Demand' feature. Instead of connecting all bots to the server instantly, the connections are now made "intelligently" and only when needed (for downloading, group updating, etc). +: Added new '%nl_article_download_folder%' variable to the "Run Commands" feature. Check this URL for more info: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1587 +: Added a 'Group' column to the 'Active Group' listview. *: *BIG IMPROVEMENT* - New Download Engine. New simplified download engine architecture. The new engine does the same as the old engine, but is easier to bug fix and extend with new feature due to the simpler design. *: Much improved article window sort algorithm. *: Much improved internal handling of the bot connections. *: Small improvements to the speed limiter feature. slightly more accurat now. *: The 'auto logoff server' feature now works for individial bots instead of globally. So instead of disconnecting all bots from the server at the same specific timeout, it now only disconnects the bots which have been inactive for more than X seconds. *: Added option setting of 'All Articles Downloaded' balloon tip window that showed up when NewsLeecher was minimized to the tray and the transfer queue went empty. *: Made balloon traybar tip optional. !: Fixed a bug where the bandwidth limiter, on some systems, wouldn't limit the transfer speed to below 60 KB/s. -: Removed the 'Active Group' dropdown-box. The box has been replaced with a 'Subscription Groups View' (see above).

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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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