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NewsLeecher Version History

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

#: This release (303) is dedicated to Roland! ;) +: Added a 'single click activate' option for the 'group view' menu on the 'active group' page. +: New 'Rename Group' feature that allows one to locally rename groups to more human readable names in the group manager. +: Reintroduced the 'active group' dropdown box due to popular request. +: Added an option to see the 'total download size' for all servers combined. *: Moved 'Log', 'News', 'XPAT Search' and 'Posting Queue' tabs to a subtab called 'Advanced', to unclutter the main UI. Making it more simple. *: Minor redesign of the main toolbar. (Preparing it for full text reader functionality in NewsLeecher v4.0) *: Lots of small visual improvements. !: Fixed a serious bug that sometimes caused NewsLeecher to change some security settings in the registry. More info here: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6471 !: 'Auto Update Active Group' didn't work. Fixed! !: 'Export to NZB' didn't work with singlepart articles when exporting from the 'Active Group' view. Fixed. (Bug was introduced in v3.0 beta 2)

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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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