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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: Added 'Append to SuperSearch Search Query' input box. The box can be used for inputting a string that should always be appended to the query sent to the SuperSearch server. This can be useful for, for example, permanently excluding articles containing certaing keywords, such as language specific articles. +: The width of the main filter boxes in NewsLeecher are now automatically adjusted, depending on the space available on the NewsLeecher toolbars. The max width of the boxes can be changed here: Settings -> Adv. Nerdy Tweaks -> Search Filter Max Pixel Width +: Implemented a Quick Link feature, that can be used to quickly execute a program or open a URL, by clicking a shortcut. The links can be accessed and edited from: Tools -> Quick Links The links can also be accessed by keyboard shortcuts, Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 and Ctrl+3. *: Vastly reduced the CPU cycles used by NewsLeecher, when lots of articles were present in the Download Queue. *: Fixed and enhanced the "Download to Groupname Subfolder" feature, so only one groupname is used when creating the subfolder, in case the article comes from multiple groups. NewsLeecher now matches the article groupnames against the list of local group subscriptions, to find the best suited name for the subfolder. *: Redesigned the two Articles Broweser toolbars, and re-arranged some buttons on the final toolbar. *: Redesigned the SuperSearch view, so it uses less pixels. A major redesigned of the SuperSearch view in on the todo list. *: XMas there performance improvements and lots of other smaller improvements. !: F8, F9 shortcuts are working again. The "Run Command Line on Empty Queue" works again. Other smaller 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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