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

NewsLeecher 6.0 Beta 1

#: To celebrate the first official beta of NewsLeecher V6.0, we
   have lowered the price of our all-inclusive "Ready to Go" 
   Usenet package to $11.99/mo. The new price applies to both 
   current and new "Ready to Go" accounts.
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   The "Ready to Go" package includes :
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     With the "Ready to Go" package, *everything* is included! So
     there is no need to pay for 3rd party Usenet access anymore.
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     1. Unlimited Usenet Access w. almost 1800 days of retention.
     2. Unlimited SuperSearch Search Service Access.
     3. Extended access to our brand new SuperLeech Service.
        Read more about the new SuperLeech Service below ...
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+: ---------------------------------------------------------------
   -- Major Feature Addition - SuperLeech Automation Service -- --
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   This initial beta release of NewsLeecher V6.0, implements a new
   NewsLeecher service called "SuperLeech".
   The SuperLeech service is based on the SuperSearch search
   service, and allows one to setup search queries that will
   automatically find and leech wanted articles off the Usenet, as
   soon as possible, after they have been made available online.

   Currently, SuperLeech implements 3 different service modes :

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   1. "Leech [ All ] " Mode
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   This is the most basic mode. Using this mode, SuperLeech will
   leech *everything* matching the specified search query. This
   mode should only be used, if you search for very specific
   subjects, or you will end up having the SuperLeech service
   leeching way too many articles.

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   2. "Leech [ Once ] " Mode
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   Using this mode, SuperLeech will leech the first matching
   article ( or article collection ), that gets posted to the
   Usenet, after the SuperLeech entry has been activated.
   When a match has occurred, the SuperLeech service will make
   sure that no further articles are matched.

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   3. "Leech [ Episodes ] " Mode
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   This mode has been implemented for users, who are interested
   in series episodes. It can be used to automatically download
   new episodes for wanted series, almost as soon as they get
   posted to the Usenet.

   Say you are interested in a podcast series called "My Favorite
   Podcast Show". To automatically download new episodes of the
   series, when they become available, simply setup a SuperLeech
   entry with the search query set to "My Favorite Podcast Show"
   (wo. quotes) and the search method set to "Leech [ Episodes ]".

   SuperLeech will then detect and leech the new episodes, almost
   as soon as they get posted to the Usenet.
   Furthermore, SuperLeech will make sure that already leeched
   episodes are not leeched again, to avoid wasted bandwidth.

   Note that the "Leech [ Episodes ]" mode, is using certain
   standard season and episode specific substrings in the article
   subjects (S##E##, ##x## and more) to detect episodes properly,
   so those substrings must be present for the mode to function.
   In most cases, though, that should not be a problem, as the
   majority of posted episode related articles will have that info
   included, as standard.
+: ---------------------------------------------------------------
   -- Larger Feature Addition - NewsLeecher Password Manager -- --
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   NewsLeecher now implements an archive extract password manager.
   The manager can be accessed from the "Repair & Extract" toolbar
   and enables one to specify passwords that the Repair & Extract
   feature should try to use against password protected archives.
+: Implemented support for auto importing NZB passwords into the
   new "Repair & Extract" password manager, mentioned above.
   NewsLeecher will detect the passwords, by looking at the
   imported NZB filename, and auto extract / import passwords
   specified by the following format:
   "nzb filename here {{[password]}}.nzb
+: -- Spam Detection Addition --
   NewsLeecher can now be setup to detect "EXE in RAR" archives.
   Those EXE ( executable *.exe ) files are almost always viruses.
   Spam detection can be setup here:
   Settings -> Leech Tweaks -> Spam Detection
+: -- Spam Detection Addition --
   NewsLeecher can now be setup to detect passworded RAR archives.
   Before marking such archives as spam, NewsLeecher will first
   try to match the RAR password against the passwords listed in
   the new "NewsLeecher Password Manager" ( see above )
   Spam detection can be setup here:
   Settings -> Leech Tweaks -> Spam Detection
+: -- Spam Detection Addition --
   Added an option to show detailed information on Spam Detection
   in the NewsLeecher log. The log option can be enabled from:
   Settings -> Leech Tweaks -> Spam Detection
+: Added an option to pause the download queue, while "Repair &
   Extract" is busy with repairing or extracting files.
   The option can be accessed from :
   Settings -> Leech Tweaks -> General Leech Tweaks
   Settings -> Adv. Nerdy Tweaks -> Download Pause While Repair...
*: -- Spam Detection --
   The spam detection routines in NewsLeecher have been improved
   a lot, to detect more spam.
*: -- Spam Detection / SuperLeech Improvement --
   The NewsLeecher article spam detection feature is now
   integrated with the new SuperLeech service. This means that if
   a SuperLeech initiated article download is detected as spam,
   SuperLeech will know that, and ignore the downloaded article and
   instead start looking for alternative articles to leech.
   Spam detection can be setup here:
   Settings -> Leech Tweaks -> Spam Detection
*: Many smaller improvements. (Moved the "SuperSearch" append query
   string from the SuperSearch toolbar and into the SuperSearch
   settings dialog, etc.)
!: Lots of smaller bug fixes.

Releases

NewsLeecher 8.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 8.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 8.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 8.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 7.0 Final
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 15
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 14
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 6.3 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 6.3 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 6.2 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 6.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 6.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 5.2 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 5.2 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 5.1 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 5.0 Final
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 19
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 18
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 17
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 16
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 15
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 14
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 4.0 Final
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 24
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 23
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 22
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 21
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 20
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 19
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 18
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 17
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 16
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 15
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 14
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.95 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.95 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.95 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.91 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.91 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.9 Final
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 17
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 16
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 15
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 14
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.8 Final
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.7 Final

NewsLeecher 3.5 Final
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.0 Final
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 2.3 Final
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 2.1 Final
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 2.0 Final
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 1.0 Final
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 32
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 31
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 30
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 29
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 28
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 27
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NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.9 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.8 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.7 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.6 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 0.6 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.5 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.4 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 0.4 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.3 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.2 Beta 1

January 9, 2020

SuperSearch Retention Status Update:
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 ( *word* ) manner.

Note that it's really the "wildcard"-search capability, that makes it tricky to raise the SuperSearch search retention. If we simply used a genetic database approach (such as MySQL) to provide SuperSearch searching capabilities, we could easily bump retention to 10+ years and much much more if needed. But we really want to keep true wildcard searching available for our users and that's why it gets a lot harder to bump the retention, since generic databases don't implement true wildcard search capabilities. Everything has to be written from scratch and specifically tailored for the job that the SuperSearch service provides.

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 :)

December 15, 2019

NewsLeecher V8.0 Beta 4 is now available for download.

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