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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: All the search filters inside NewsLeecher have been replaced with new ones. The search filter syntax is now the same as the syntax used by SuperSearch, which means that it's possible to exclude specific words, etc.. Help buttons next to the search filters have also been added. +: Added a new option to cancel all 'paused' articles in the transfer queue, when NewsLeecher is closed down. The option can be accessed from the transfer queue toolbars 'cancel' submenu. +: (RnE) Added an option to cleanup the transfer queue for unneeded PAR2 Set articles when the Set has been successfully processed. Option can be accessed from: "Options -> Repair'n'Extract -> Delete Unneeded Articles from Queue" *: (RnE) When using the Repair'n'Extract "Find in SuperSearch" feature, NewsLeecher used to search the current category and set the max-days to "30". This has been changed so the search category is auto-set to "General", and the max-days is set to the highest possible days value (currently "120"). *: Lots of users pressed the cancel buttons on the queue toolbar by mistake, so the queues "Cancel All" / "Cancel Paused" and "Cancel Selected" buttons have now been moved to a submenu on the queue toolbar. !: (RnE) Fixed a bug where articles were auto-unpaused incorrectly, or not auto-unpaused at all when they should be. !: Fixed a bug where the Download Pausing Filter was ignored when importing articles to the transfer queue from NZB files. !: (RnE) Fixed a Repair'n'Extract bug where the RAR unpacking would enter a repeated loop if one or more of the RAR archives were corrupt or password protected. !: (RnE) Fixed a bug where NewsLeecher would strip the first subject character when using the Repair'n'Extract "Find in SuperSearch" feature. !: (RnE) Repair'n'Extract is now automatically paused (disabled) if there's too little diskspace for auto unpacking archives.

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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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