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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: Added an option to show article parts information in the article listviews. The option can be turned on at: Settings -> Nerdy Tweaks -> Article Parts Visible in Listview Note that the feature can be turned on / off, by using the Shift+P keyboard shortcut. *: << BIGGER IMPROVEMENT >> This release uses a new, and much more efficient, way to handle article downloads. This change should take of most of the temporary queue pauses that some users see, when downloading articles with NewsLeecher on a fast connection. Technically speaking, yEnc encoded articles are now written directly to the download destination folder, instead of being written to a temporary disk location first, whereas uuEncoded articles are now kept in a memory cache until all article parts are downloaded, whereafter the cache is flushed directly to the download destination folder. *: The 'copy subject to clipboard' / 'copy poster name to clipboard' features now copies all selected articles to the clipboard, instead of only the first selected article. *: The algorithm used to create article collections, has been improved a bit, making the colletion names better looking under certain circumstances. *: NewsLeecer now includes *.srr files in article collections. *: Lots of smaller improvements (improved compatibility with MAC/Wine and MAC/Crossover, etc.) !: Fixed bug where fetching headers, while using the new 'turbo compressed headers' feature, would sometimes fail, if only a small number of headers were available for fetching. !: Fixed bug where articles downloaded for reading (Open), were sometimes skipped, if the 'skip if file already exists' feature was enabled. !: Fixed bug where Repair'n'Extract would sometimes fail if the Repair'n'Extract 'Date & Time Prefix Folder' feature was used. !: Fixed bug introduced in a recent beta, where the max limit for article headers fetching was sometimes ignored. !: Fixed issues where Repair'n'Extract would sometimes automatically unpause articles in the transfer queue, even though they were not part of any Repair'n'Extract sets. !: Double-clicking downloaded articles in the listviews, didn't open the download article file, like it's supposed to. !: Many smaller problems fixed (Socks firewall fix, 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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