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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: It's now possible to hide the Group Navigation Panel (GNP) completely from the 'Articles' tab. +: It's now possible to represent article dates in 4 different ways. Check "Options -> Interface" for more info. http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9252 *: Readded the, so called, "Group Dropdown Box". It was readded due to popular demand and because it doesn't really interfere with the new UI changes in the NewsLeecher v3.5 series. It can be turned on / off from: MainMenu -> View -> Toolbar -> "Active Group Menu" *: It's now optional whether downloaded files that contain errors should be uppercased: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9318 *: Various improvements. (Auto Data Backup is turned "on" by default, redesigned parts of the setup dialog, etc) !: Fixed a pretty serious bug that leaked memory when transfering articles and using SuperSearch. Under certain circumstances, *lots* of memory was leaked: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9331 !: LeechSmart didn't work together with the "Put Articles in Group Folders" option, when downloading from SuperSearch. Fixed: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9125 !: Global shortcut keys were not disabled while renaming files in the built-in 'Explorer'. Fixed: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9186 !: "Skip Download if Already Exists" didn't work in previos beta: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9109 !: Sorting columns by "Download Folder" or "Group" didn't always work. Fixed: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9245 !: Using alternative port settings for SuperSearch didn't work in previous beta. Fixed: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9187 !: The SuperSearch result filter works for saved favorites again: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9121

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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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