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NewsLeecher Version History

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

#: This version of NewsLeecher uses an improved file cache format, so it is recommended to backup NewsLeecher settings / data before installing, in case a downgrade to an earlier release of NewsLeecher is wanted later on. NewsLeecher will automatically upgrade existing cache files to the new format when loading groups, download queue, etc. +: Full Unicode support. Articles containing UTF-8 encoded subjects / poster names are now correctly displayed in NewsLeecher. This mostly affect articles originating from Asian countries. ( If parts of NewsLeecher are still found to be non-compliant with Unicode, please let us know ) +: Selected files in the download queue, can now be moved up / down of the queue, using the keyboard shortcuts Alt+Up and Alt+Down. +: Selected files in the download queue, can now be moved to top / bottom of the queue, using the keyboard shortcuts Alt+Shift+Up and Alt+Shift+Down. +: The 'expanded' states for sets in the Repair & Extract listview are now saved between sessions. *: An increasing number of article subjects exceed the previously set maximum length in NewsLeecher of 250 bytes. Mostly due to Unicode encoding. The maximum length has been bumped and is now much higher. *: The download queue ( together with other NewsLeecher settings ) is now automatically backed up once every 15 minutes. *: Many smaller improvements ( listview hints are not cut-off anymore, speed optimized drawing routines, up-to-date SSL libraries, etc. ) *: Further improved the performance of the NewsLeecher download queue loading and saving code. !: Fixed bug that sometimes triggered an exception when adding lots of PAR2 files to the Repair & Extract listview as the same time. !: Fixed bug where NewsLeecher would trigger a bug when updating groups, if two unassociated articles shared the same CRC value. !: Many smaller bugfixes ( "Explorer" listview font bug fixed, etc. )

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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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