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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: Transfer queue now gets saved when exiting the application and automatically loaded again at launch. +: New feature on the servers listview. Now displays the current transfer speed per server. (server bots combined) +: Added option to download to subfolder with same name as the active group. +: It's now possible to minimize the application to the system tray. +: Implemented customizable action color selection. +: Now remembers sort column and direction after loading cache. +: Added option to bots window. Can now show article that gets downloaded by a specific bot in the group window. +: New online / offline logic. Removed the 'Disconnect' button and added a new Online on/off switch. +: New 'load cached headers' feature. Allowing one to load group headers without receiving new headers. *: Raised the maximum number of connections (bots) per server from 9 to 99. Be aware that using many simlutaneous connections might not be allowed by your usenet provider and may even be seen on as a flooding attempt which might result in a server ban. *: Added color scheme to the log window for easy overview. *: Improved internal article handling. Improved simplicity. *: Tons of small improvements. (Background image in logwindow, etc) !: Fixed bug that showed error in there were text in articles. behind the 'end of message' marker. (Often seen in bogus articles) !: Lots of small bug fixes here and there.

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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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