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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: "SuperSearch Bookmark Folders" It's now possible to create sub folders for your SuperSearch bookmarks, for better organization and overview. +: Added a new fourth option to the 'Compacting' feature. The feature can be accessed by clicking the 'Compacting' button in the lower right corner of the NewsLeecher main window. +: Added an option to disable drag'n'drop repositioning of the tabs at the top of the NewsLeecher main window. The option can be accessed by right clicking the tabs control. +: Added an option to change the background color of articles that are not marked as 'new', 'paused', 'incomplete' or 'downloaded. The option can be accessed from: Settings -> Adv. Nerdy Tweaks -> Article Color Normal +: It's now possible to turn off the small graphical 'new' tag, shown next to new articles in the listviews. Can be done here: Settings -> Adv. Nerdy Tweaks -> Article New Tag *: The built-in File Explorer is now first initialized when it is begin activated. For some users, this will improve the NewsLeecher lauch speed dramatically. *: Smaller improvements. (Max width of SuperSearch result / append filter have been upped, updated graphics, etc.) !: 'Old' articles are not marked with a 'New' article color anymore. !: 'Remove Articles From Cache' crashed in the previous beta. This has been fixed now. !: The 'Change Download Folder' feature didn't always work in the previous betas. Fixed. !: Fixed bug where NewsLeecher would sometimes delete downloaded files, if the length of the path+filename is longer than 255 characters. !: All known memory leaks have been fixed.

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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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