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NewsLeecher Version History

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

#: This version of NewsLeecher automtically updates some internal file formats to be more efficient. It is recommended that you backup the NewsLeecher settings folder before installing, so you can smoothly downgrade to an older release later on, if wanted. +: New larger feature addition to the SuperLeech service. The new optional feature, called "Video File Inspector", will check up on all "video media" leeches, to make sure they contain video files ( *.MKV, *.MP4, etc. ). If no video files are detected, the feature will let SuperLeech know, so it can look for another match. +: It is now possible to setup SuperLeech to look for video media files in specific qualities. So if you, for example, only want video media in "720p" resolution, simple tick the new "720p quality" checkbox on the SuperLeech entry setup dialog, and SuperLeech will then automatically make sure only that quality is leeched. +: Implemented a "detailed logging" setting for SuperLeecher. It can be accessed from : Settings -> SuperLeech -> Detailed Logging *: The SuperLeech GUI has been totally re-designed, so it is simpler and fater to use. *: Improved the ( optional ) functionality used by SuperLeech to detect "sample" articles. It now catches more samples than it did previsouly. *: Improved the "collection" functionality in NewsLeecher so *.srt files are now automatically added to article collections. *: Much better organized logging information related to leeching and SuperLeech usage. *: Lots of smaller improvements. !: Fixed bug where SuperLeech would sometimes leech "sample" articles, even though it was setup to ignore those. !: Lots of smaller bug fixes.

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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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