NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: --------------------------------------------------------------- -- Full Support for Searching & Handling Obfuscated Files -- -- --------------------------------------------------------------- Fully integrated a fast deobfuscation engine into the SuperSearch backend. With this new engine in place, SuperSearch will try to guess/detect and deobfuscate garbled/hidden/ obfuscated Usenet postings, seconds after they have been posted to the Usenet. This means that you will now be able to find a lot of contents, that were previously not detectable when using SuperSearch - or browsing Usenet groups manually. While SuperSearch can deobfuscate lots of postings right now, we work further on improving the deobfuscation engine to support more known deobfuscating techniques in the near future. --------------------------------------------------------------- Please note that the deobfuscator works by "guessing" the titles of the obfuscated postings. No human interaction is part of the process. It's all automated. That's why it works as fast as it does. But because it is 100% automated, there might be a few false positives, resulting in wrongly deobfuscated titles along the way. --------------------------------------------------------------- +: In addition to supporting the natively implemented SuperSearch deobfuscation of Usenet postings (as mentioned above), NewsLeecher now also supports downloading, unpacking and proper renaming of 3rd party NZB files with obfuscated contents. +: --------------------------------------------------------------- -- Completely Rewritten Leeching Engine -- -------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- The NewsLeecher leeching engine has been totally rebuilt, to provide the best possible performance in regards to speed and smoothness. On an average computer, older versions of NewsLeecher would hit a performance bottleneck, when leeching at ~150 Mbps or more. With the new engine in place, the performance bottleneck is at a *much* higher level. We have tested the new engine on a pretty old/slow (2012 Gen. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon, 1.8GHz Core i5 / 4-core) laptop hooked up to a 500 Mbps connection, and didn't notice any noteworthy slowdowns. +: --------------------------------------------------------------- -- Completely Rewritten GUI w. full High DPI support -- ------- --------------------------------------------------------------- Completely new UI that has been optimized with screen real- estate and compatibility with current and future High-DPI setups in mind. In regards to screen real-estate, the UI has been optimized to use as little space as possible and thereby allow more Usenet related contents to the displayed at the same time. This is done by placing the NewsLeecher tabs control in the Windows caption bar and making all the main components in the NewsLeecher main window easily collapsed and out of view, when not needed. +: NewsLeecher is now fully compatible with High-DPI Windows system setups. So instead of blurrily upscaling texts, icons, etc. on High-DPI setups, the NewsLeecher UI elements will now be presented as crisp as your dislay allows. Further, due to the way UI elements in NewsLeecher are now built, it is also compatible with any future display DPI / resolutions you might use. +: Implemented a setting for changing the maximum number of decoder threads that the new NewsLeecher leeching engine is allowed to use simultaneously. The settings can be accessed from : Settings -> Adv. Settings -> Threads Article Decoder The default setting automatically sets the thread number, based on the number of CPU cores available in your computer, so changing the setting is not recommended under normal circumstances. +: Implemented a tabs control 'lock' feature that, when 'locked', allows one to drag the NewsLeecher main window by dragging the tabs on the tabs control. When 'unlocked', tabs will instead be re-ordered when dragged. The 'lock' feature can easily be accessed by clicking the lock button, located right next to the tabs control. +: Implemented a simple color-theme feature for the new NewsLeecher UI. The feature can be accessed by clicking the colored button next to the NewsLeecher tabs control. We will most probably enhance this feature a lot later on, with custom skinning, etc. +: Implemented two difference icon styles for the NewsLeecher main toolbar. This is done to find out what style works and looks the best for NewsLeecher. To keep things simple and more easily maintainable, we will probably settle on one of the two styles before the V8 final release and discard the other style. +: Created and implemented an internal script-engine, to dynamically generate and animate resolution independent icons for the NewsLeecher toolbars and buttons. +: It is now possible to customize the posting editor font on the "Post to Usenet" dialog. The font can be customized at : Settings -> Posting -> Additional Posting Settings -> ... *: Added a setting to reset the widths of all the listview columns, to match the width of the NewsLeecher windows. The setting can be accessed from : ... Toolbox -> Advanced -> Reset Listview Columns *: The "NZB Importer" can now import, rarely used, non-standard NZB files. *: Improved support for non-standard article encoding variants. *: Introduced new "Advanced Tweaks" property, to control the width of the speedbar overlay on the NewsLeecher tray icon. The property can be accessed from: Settings -> Advanced Tweaks -> Icon Tray Speedbar Width *: Tons of smaller changes and improvements. !: Lots of bugfixes, though many fundamental parts of NewsLeecher were changed in this release, so we have probably introduced quite a few new bugs as well:) We will do what we can to get everything sorted during the next betas releases.

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NewsLeecher V8.0 Beta 1 is now officially released!

There are too many changes to list here, so please click the "What's New" link below for the complete version history.

[ What's New ] - [ Direct Download ]

Since tons of code has been rewritten since the previous release, there might still be quite a few bugs present in the first betas of NewsLeecher V8. So we recommend backing up your NewsLeecher settings/data before installing.

There are too many changes to list here, so please click the "What's New" link below for the complete version history.

[ What's New ] - [ Direct Download ]

Since tons of code has been rewritten since the previous release, there might still be quite a few bugs present in the first betas of NewsLeecher V8. So we recommend backing up your NewsLeecher settings/data before installing.

Just a quick update to let you know that we are still working hard on finalizing the first beta of NewsLeecher V8.0.
There is a single larger issue with the newly implemented threaded leeching engine, that we are currently taking care of. When that's done, we'll release!

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