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NewsLeecher Version History

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

#: Lots of changes in this beta!. It is highly recommended to make a backup of your NewsLeecher settings and data before installing. The settings / data folder is usually located in the following path : %AppData%\NewsLeecher +: Implemented a "Destination Folders" system, that makes it easy to associate specific groups, SuperSearch and SuperLeech entries with certain download and RAR archive extract folders. The feature supports a simple variable system, that makes it easy to set a, say, download folder, to : C:\Downloads\<Group>\<Subject> ... Where <Group> gets replaced with the Usenet group of the article to download, and <Subject> gets replaced with the articles subject line. The available variable names are listed on the "Destinations Folder" dialog in the NewsLeecher application. We are looking into implementing more variables. +: Auto-detection of misnamed PAR2 files. Repair & Extract will now automatically check newly leeched files to see if they are misnamed PAR2 set files, belonging to one of the PAR2 sets available in the Repair & Extract listview. If a match is found, the file will automatically be renamed so it gets properly processed by Repair & Extract. +: It is now possible to manually initiate a PAR2 misname check, by activating the context menu of a PAR2 set in the Repair & Extract listview and select "Detect Misnamed". +: Implemented a SuperLeech "Foreign Language Exclusion Filter". This filter makes it very easy to command SuperLeech to ignore articles, if certain language specific substrings are found in the article subjects. It can be setup from the SuperLeech entry settings dialog. +: Added feature to remove redundant NewsLeecher settings folders and files from the NewsLeecher settings folder. The feature can be accessed from : Toolbox -> Advanced -> Remove Redundant Files / Folders *: To conform better with standard Windows controls behavior, double clicking a combo box ( filter box ) now selects the clicked word, instead of clearing all input text. To clear all input text, press [ Esc ] instead. *: LOTS of visual and non-visual changes and improvements. !: Many smaller bug fixed. -: Removed the "720i" video quality from the SuperLeech entry setup dialog, as that quality setting is rarely used.

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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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