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NewsLeecher Version History

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

#: Note that due to some internal changes in this release, the NewsLeecher Tab view positions have been reset. +: --[ Larger Feature Addition - Post Reply Quoted Text ] -------- When replying to text articles, NewsLeecher will now quote the original article text in the posting editor, if applicable. +: It's now possible to see the remaining transfer time for articles selected in the transfer queue. The time is shown in the info bar above the transfer view, after articles have been selected. +: When opening text articles using NewsLeecher, the text is now formatted per default by NewsLeecher. The formatting consists of line wrapping at the 80th column for easier reading, as well as standardized text reply lines. Formatting is temporarily skipped, if Ctrl or Shift is pressed while opening the article. If wanted, formatting can be permanently turned off from: Settings -> Adv. Nerdy Tweaks -> Download Format Read Open Art. +: Added keyboard shortcut 'P' for posting a new article. +: Added keyboard shortcut 'R' for posting a reply to the currently selected article. *: The Posting Queue view has been moved to the Transfer Queue tab. If wanted, the Posting Queue view can be minimized to make more room for the Transfer Queue, by using the dragger above the view. *: Totally redesigned the New Post / Reply Post dialog. The new dialog implements a new feauture to wrap posting text. More features will be added soon. *: Re-arranged some of the buttons on the main toolbar, to get the 'Leech' and 'Open' buttons closer to the article views. *: Many smaller visual and non-visual improvements. (The Escape key can now be used to close the posting dialog, etc.) !: Many 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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