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NewsLeecher Version History

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

#: We'd like to get the remaining NewsLeecher bugs sorted out asap, so we can begin working on the V4 series. So the upcoming beta(s), released before NewsLeecher v3.9 goes final, will be, almost, purely bug fix releases. +: (Repair'n'Extract) Implemented a Repair'n'Extract "Stop" button which can be used to manually cancel various Repair'n' Extract tsks, such as unpacking and repairing. The button is located on the Repair'n'Extract toolbar. *: The code for checking the availability of disk space on the download drives has been improved. NewsLeecher will now check for needed disk space no matter whether the downloading articles will be placed in the default download location, on a USB stick, a mapped network drive, etc.. *: (Repair'n'Extract) The code for checking disk space needed to complete Repair'n'Extract tasks successfully has been improved. *: Lots of smaller improvements here and there. ("[RnE]" suffix has been removed from Repair'n'Extract destination folders, etc.) *: NewsLeecher used to convert the displayed speed unit from KB/s to MB/s when the download speed got above 1024 KB/s. This auto conversion code has been removed, in order to make the download speed reading more precise. !: The computer could go into sleep/hibernate mode when NewsLeecher was actively downloading articles. This is prevented now. !: Fixed a problem introduced in the previous betas, where NewsLeecher would freeze for a period of time just after launch, for some users. !: Many smaller bug fixes.

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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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