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NewsLeecher Version History

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

#: Please note that the listview column settings (width, visibility, etc) have been reset in this release, due to a bug in the previous beta release. +: NewsLeecher now uses a new license key system, which makes it possible to register NewsLeecher without going to the members area. Note that this is a pretty major change, so there might be a few new betas coming out soon after this one, containing fixes and tweaks related to this change. +: Implemented 3 new skins for the interface in NewsLeecher. The skins can be accessed by the buttons on the right side of the main toolbar. +: Lots of the GUI elements which have never been skinnable, now are. Including the 'please wait' window, the bandwidth graphs, etc.. +: It's now possible to replace exisiting SuperSearch bookmarks. +: NewsLeecher now stores 10 rotating backups of the NewsLeecher settings file, "setup.dat", in the "%appdata%\newsleecher\backups\" folder. The backups might be good to have if some of your NewsLeecher settings get deleted, or your setup.dat file corrups for some reason. +: Implemented new feature which makes it possible to show custom messages to the user when NewsLeecher is launched. +: Implemented a new file manager feature, which makes it possible to easily combine/merge selected files in the NewsLeecher File Manager. This can be useful when combining HDTV '.TS' files for example. The feature can be accessed from the 'toolbox' popup placed on the 'Explorer' toolbar. +: Implemented a new file manager feature, which makes it possible to easily create folders based on the names of the files selected in the NewsLeecher File Manager. The feature can be accessed from the 'toolbox' popup placed on the 'Explorer' toolbar. +: NewsLeecher now fully supports networked folder paths for downloading and Repair'n'Extract operations. +: Clicking a 'folder' bookmark on the NewsLeecher File Explorer tab, while holding down the CTRL or Shift key, will open the bookmarked folder in a Windows Explorer window, instead of the internal file explorer window. *: Lots of smaller graphical user interface inconsistencies have been corrected. *: The "Automatic Backup" feature now also backups the state of the Repair'n'Extract sets. *: When launching, NewsLeecher can now detect whether the main settings file, "setup.dat", is corrupted. If it is, instructions on how to restore a "setup.dat" backup (new backup feature described above), will be shown to the end-user. *: The CPU usage has been decreased dramatically under certain circumstances, when updating groups. Especially noticable when updating picture groups. *: The speed of the "Smart Select" feature has been improved several hundred percent over the speed in previous releases. *: Improved error checking performed by Repair'n'Extract. *: Many small improvements. (More data stored in main setup.dat settings file, instead of using multiple separate files) !: Fixed bug where Repair'n'Extract would (rarely) unpause incorrect PAR2 repair files in the download queue, in case many PAR2 sets with almost similar named were queued for RnE. !: Fixed bug where the 'Export to NZB' option didn't always work when exporting headers which had just been received from the usenet: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16465 !: Lots of smaller bugfixes here and there. (Connections Panel couldn't always be resized, better unicode support, etc.)

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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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