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NewsLeecher Version History

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#: --[ SuperSearch with 850 Days of Retention ]------------------- This beta release connects to a brand new, and much improved, SuperSearch service engine. The new engine currently runs with 850 days of retention in the General category and more than 300 days of retention in the Erotica category, including all the alt.binaries.pictures* groups. Just like the old engine, the new engine supports true wildcard searching, and still uses the same Google-like syntax for searching. Note that advanced search features, such as specific Poster / Group searching haven't been enabled yet. Also, because the engine is brand new, it might contain bugs which will be corrected as fast as possible. --------------------------------------------------------------- +: NewsLeecher will now mark collections as 'Sampled' instead of 'Downloaded', if less than half of the articles in the collection have been downloaded. Note that this will only apply for articles downloaded with NewsLeecher v4.0 Beta 18 and newer releases. *: Changed behaviour of the Ctrl+U shortcut, so pressing the shortcut keys once, will deactivate active groups, and pressing it twice in a row, will unload groups from memory. *: NewsLeecher will now include articles with the following subject patterns into collections: *.t##, *.u##, *.v##, *.w##, *.x##, *.y## and *.z##. !: When using the new "Update Latest [####] Headers" feature, and pressing cancel on the update dialog, NewsLeecher didn't cancel the update as it should.

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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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