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NewsLeecher Version History

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

#: SuperSearch now has a couple of new optional search properties, called "MaxDays" and "MinDays". The properties can be used to search in a specific day range. Check the SuperSearch Usage Guide for more info: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7855 +: *BIG ADDITION*: An automated group header updater has been implemented. You can now setup NewsLeecher to update your subscribed groups at configurable time intervals. +: Added the possibility to limit the number of headers to fetch on group updates. This includes a much requested "CatchUp" feature, where only 1 new group header will be fetched. *: Closing down NewsLeecher could take a long time, depending of how many entries there were in the list which keeps track of downloaded articles. The list code has been optimized, so the closedown time is several hundred percent faster under some circumstances. Launching NewsLeecher will also be a bit faster. *: Lots of minor visual and non-visual improvements. !: Fixed a bug which sometimes caused NewsLeecher to fire a bug when clearing SuperSearch results at closedown: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10466 !: Fixed a graphical bug where the "please wait" status dialog didn't always update the dialog text. !: Fixed a bug which under rare circumstances caused NewsLeecher to return an "out of memory" error. !: Fixed "Unable to limit the bandwidth" bug http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10358

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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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