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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: --------------------------------------------------------------- -- Larger Feature Addition - NewsLeecher SuperBrowse -- ------- --------------------------------------------------------------- Implemented a new function called "SuperBrowse" into NewsLeecher. This function makes it extremely fast and easy to browse newly posted headers in your favorite Usenet groups. To use it, simply right-click a group in NewsLeecher and select "SuperBrowse" from the popup-menu. The new SuperBrowse feature will then poll the SuperSearch service to show all new headers posted to the group. +: It is now possible to follow text message conversations through SuperSearch. Before this release, only the first reply in a text message conversation was accessible through the service. +: Added a new download option called "Save to Subject subfolder" that, when enabled, will automatically leech articles to subfolders named after the subjects of the articles / collections being downloaded. Note that this functionality can be manually triggered by using the "Leech Smart" download mode. The option can be accessed from : Settings -> Download -> Save to Subject Subfolder *: --------------------------------------------------------------- Full drag'n'drop support for SuperSearch favorites manager --------------------------------------------------------------- Implemented full drag'n'drop support to the SuperSearch Favorites Manager, so it's possible move easily move favorite and 'recent' SuperSearch entries between folders. *: Improved the spam detection routine in NewsLeecher so it does not return false positives on a specific kind of legit "RAR-in-RAR" files. *: Made several smaller improvements to the SuperLeech feature to improve its accuracy and spam detection. !: Fixed bug that sometimes caused NewsLeecher dialog windows to be hidden from view, if screen resolution had been lowered.

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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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