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NewsLeecher Version History

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

*: --------------------------------------------------------------- -- Larger Change - Redesigned User Interface -- --------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- The SuperSearch interface has been totally redesigned, to make it much more streamlined with the rest of the application. The new interface also makes it much easier and faster to navigate bookmarked and non-bookmarked SuperSearch search queries. NOTE: The interface uses a new format for the SuperSearch bookmarks. NewsLeecher will automatically import your existing bookmarks to the new format, while keeping them intact to you should be able to revert to an older version of NewsLeecher without losing your bookmarks. But to be completely safe, it is recommended that you backup your NewsLeeher data before installing. +: --------------------------------------------------------------- -- Larger Feature Addition - SuperSearch 'Counter' -- --------- --------------------------------------------------------------- While the new SuperSearch 'Count' feature is simply represented by a button on the SuperSearch toolbar, it's a pretty powerful feature. It can be used to check up on all your SuperSearch bookmarks simultaneously, to find out whether there are newly indexed articles since your previous searches were performed. The number of newly indexed articles are shown next to the bookmarks names in the bookmark view. +: ** User Interface Compacting Feature #1 ** Added a button to the lower right corner of the NewsLeecher statusbar, that makes it easy to toggle between a 'normal sized' and a 'compact sized' main toolbar. +: ** User Interface Compacting Feature #2 ** Added a button (yes, one more) to the lower right corner of the NewsLeecher statusbar, that makes it easy to toggle between a 'normal sized', 'compact sized' and 'very compact sized' listview interface. +: Added a button to the SuperSearch toolbar, that makes it possible to turn on / off the newly implemented SuperSearch Bookmarks View. When turned off, the view can temporarily be viewed, by positioning the mouse cursor near the left-side edge of the SuperSearch articles view. +: When the 'Connection / Graph' panel is hidden, by clicking the hide button down in the lower right corner of the NewsLeceher statusbar, it can now be temporarily viewed, by positioning the mouse cursor on the NewsLeecher statusbar. *: Major NewsLeecher launchtime improvements, depending partially on the number of SuperSearch bookmarks stored on the system. *: Added a couple of buttons to the SuperSearch toolbar, which makes it possible to specify the width of the 'Result Filter' and the 'Append String' input boxes. The buttons can also be used to show / hide the input boxes. *: It's now much easier to see, whether the 'Connect' and 'Pause' buttons are activated or not. *: Lots of visual improvements. (Christmas theme has been expanded, etc.) !: Many bug fixed. (Turning off log scrolling now works. Better checking for too long filenames when downloading, etc.)

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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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