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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: --[ Larger Feature Addition - RAR-in-RAR File Detection ] ----- NewsLeecher can now detect RAR-in-RAR archive sets, and pause such sets in the transfer queue if wanted. RAR-in-RAR archives are, as the name implies, RAR archives containing other, often passworded, RAR archives. Most RAR-in-RAR archives are either fake or spam. NewsLeecher can be setup to pause ANY detected RAR-in-RAR archives, or only the RAR-in-RAR archives that are password protected. The feature can be accessed from: Settings -> Download -> Leech Tweaks +: The DLL files used by NewsLeecher are now stored within the NewsLeecher executable itself. This makes it possible to simply copy the NewsLeecher.exe file to wherever it's wanted, and still be able to run NewsLeecher properly. +: It's now possible to setup whether it requires a single click or a double click to activate NewsLeecher when clicking the tray icon. Setup location here: Settings -> Adv. Nerdy Tweaks -> Icon Tray SingleClick *: Re-implemented the "Move Small Articles to Top of Queue" feature. *: NZB exporting is now again working from the Articles view and the SuperSearch view. *: The built-in file explorer now detects changes, and updates the active directory much faster now. *: Lots of smallet improvements. -: Removed the 'Ordered RAR Set Download' option from Leech Tweaks. RAR sets will now always be downloaded in the correct RAR set creation order. !: Smaller bug fixes;

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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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