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NewsLeecher Version History

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

#: Note that this NewsLeecher release introduces a completely new article cache system which is significantly different from the previously used cache system. Because of the major change in the format of the cache, it will be necessary to re-fetch headers for any subscribed usenet groups the first time NewsLeecher V4.0 Beta is used. #: Because of the early beta stage of this NewsLeecher V4 release, it is recommended that you keep settings for NewsLeecher V4 separate from settings for earlier releases of NewsLeecher that you might have installed. To setup a separate NewsLeecher V4 settings folder, check: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18326 You can of course also take the chance and simply install this release on top of your currently installed NewsLeecher copy, and hope things work out ;) Doing that will probably also work fine. +: *MAJOR ADDITION*: NewsLeecher now fully supports collections (also known as threading) of binary articles. The collections feature will group associated binary articles together and present them as a single article entry in the NewsLeecher listviews, instead of multiple separate entries. Collections are supported by the entire NewsLeecher interface. That is the article browser, the SuperSearch service and the NewsLeecher download queue. Besides providing better article overview, the collections feature also speeds up group loading by 500%+ for most binary groups aswell as keeping memory usage much lower than what previous NewsLeecher releases does. +: It's now possible to specify separate paths for NewsLeecher to store settings and temporary files. For more info on how to set the paths, check this URL: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18326 +: NewsLeecher will now ask for confirmation before closing down, if Repair'n'Extract is actively working on one or more file sets. *: This NewsLeecher release supported mixed-case subject lines returned by SuperSearch. Earlier releases would show all subject lines returned by SuperSearch in lowercase. *: More parts of the internal Windows Explorer are now multi- threaded. This brings a significant speed improvement when browsing folders containing many sub folders. *: The entries in 'Max Days' SuperSearch filter have been re- organized to better suit the new elevated SuperSearch retention. *: Improved 'Leech Specify' dialog to be more intuitive and easy to use. *: Many smaller improvements. (The mouse hint text for the SuperSearch favorite buttons now shows the query to be searched, SSL libraries updated, etc.) !: The entire NewsLeecher codebase has been probed for memory leaks. Lots of leaks have been fixed. !: Fixed a bug prevented NewsLeecher from properly updating groups containing an extremely large amount of headers (such as alt. binaries.boneless). The bug was only triggered on a few usenet servers. !: Fixed bug that somestimes caused NewsLeecher to hang on shutdown. !: Many smaller fixes. (The Repair'n'Extract verification state was sometimes reset between sessions, GUI tweaks, etc.) -: Removed option for turning off error checking of downloaded articles as there's no reason not to check them for errors. -: Removed outdated option to cancel errornous articles from being downloaded as the option could cause some confusion. Also the introduction of PAR2files and the NewsLeecher Repair'n'Extract feature makes errornous files usable.

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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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