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NewsLeecher Version History

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+: --------------------------------------------------------------- -- Larger Feature Addition - R&E Destination Manager -- ------- --------------------------------------------------------------- A new feature named "Repair & Extract Destination Manager" has been implemented. This feaure makes it possible to tell Repair & Extract where to extract specific downloaded articles, based on customizable keywords matched against the articles subjects. The feature replaces the current settings used to specify where R&E should extract archives, but we've tried to make it backward compatible, so your R&E extract settings remain intact, until you decide to change them through the newly implemented manager. +: --------------------------------------------------------------- --[ Larger Feature Addition - SuperSearch It ] ---------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- A new feature named SuperSearch It, has been implemented for all tab views in NewsLeecher. The feature makes it very fast and easy to use SuperSearch for searching specific groups, article subjects and poster names. The feature also makes it very fast to browse entire groups through SuperSearch, without having to fetch headers for the specific group. Feature can be accessed by the 'Flash Icon' buttons, or the F4 keyboard shortcut. +: Implemented an option to completely hide the 'Posting View', when no articles are queued to be posted. The option can be turned on / off from by clicking the button, right-most on the transfer queues toolbar. *: We have begun to convert various code parts used in NewsLeecher, in preparation to port the application to Mac OS X. Note that these are *very* *very* early conversion tasks. A fully funtional NewsLeecher OS X port still lies quite a while into the future. *: Visual interface consistency improvements have been implemented. *: Smaller improvements 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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