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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: --------------------------------------------------------------- -- Windows High DPI Support -- -------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- NewsLeecher is now Windows High DPI compliant. That means NewsLeecher will look crisp on all screens, no matter what the Windows DPI ( scaling ) setting has been set to. +: Added new byte size filtering options for local NewsLeecher searching as well as SuperSearch searching. Besides the already existing "MinKB" and "MaxKB" byte size filters, it is now also possible to byte size filter with "MinMB", "MaxMB", "MinGB" and "MaxGB". The "MinXX" and "MaxXX" filters can be combined, so if you, for example, want to search for all articles matching the search word "FavArticles", with a size between 100MB and 2GB, use the following search query : FavArticle minMB:100 maxGB:2 +: Added a new "Poster Exclude" filter for local NewsLeecher searching as well as SuperSearch searching. If you, for example, want to search for all articles matching the search word "FavArticles", posted by any poster *except* the ones with the string "VirusPoster" in their postername, use the following search query : FavArticle posterExcl:VirusPoster +: New splash screen that is fully compatible the Windows High DPI feature, up to 200% scaling. *: Replaced the ( sometimes flooding ) "430 Article not Found" hint messages in the log with a static hint message located above the log window. The message is only shown when "430 Article not Found" errors are received from the Usenet. *: Many smaller visual changes to a lot of the dialogs in NewsLeecher, to make them look more modern and alike. *: Many smaller improvements to the NewsLeecher visuals in preparation for implementing full high DPI ( Retina-like ) display support. *: Smaller improvements to the RAR archive password manager. !: Automatic cleaning of the RAR archive password manager did not work properly. Fixed so cleanup is now performed automatically once every 10th minute.

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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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