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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: Redesigned bookmarks navigation and GUI on the Explorer Tab, so it flows better with the rest of the application design. +: We've added a new (fifth) 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. +: Reintroduced support for "descript.ion" files. The feature can be enabled from: Settings -> Adv. Nerdy Tweaks -> Download Descript.ion File... +: The SuperSearch 'Watchdog' state and the SupeSearch max days / category settings are now saved between sessions. *: Smaller improvements. Added a 'Open Folder in Windows Explorer button to the NewsLeecher Explorer Toolbar and relocated the SuperSearch 'Search' button to the right side of the search input box. !: Found and fixed one more small memory leak. NewsLeecher should be close to 100% memory leak free now. !: Fixed a couple of smaller bugs in the selection logic used in the 'Groups Navigation Panel'.

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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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