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

NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 1

#: The v3.5 series of NewsLeecher uses a new article cache
   system, which *isn't* compatible with earlier versions of
   NewsLeecher. The cache is automatically upgraded when used with
   NewsLeecher v3.5, and will not work with earlier versions after
   the cache upgrade. It you still want to use an earlier version
   of NewsLeecher, it is recommended that you make a clean-install
   for NewsLeecher v3.5.
#: The XPAT feature is not yet hooked up in this release.
+: *BIG ADDITION*: NewsLeecher will now use separate threads
   for saving article data to disk. This means that NewsLeecher
   wont 'freeze' while saving downloaded files to disk.
   The newly impelmented thread architecture is made in an
   easy-to-expand way, so, if needed, more code will probably
   be multi-threaded in the future.
+: NewsLeecher will now treat downloaded article parts as failed
   if it discovers part CRC and/or filesize errors. The error
   checking can be turned on/off from the setup dialog.
+: New and easy way to see if downloaded files are incomplete:
   When NewsLeecher has downloaded an incomplete article, it will
   now convert the filename associated with the article to
   'UPPERCASE' before saving the file to disk. This makes it easy
   to see that the downloaded file might need to be repaired or
   deleted.
+: Added an 'extreme debugging log' option which will log
   all server input/output. The option can be accessed from the
   advanced setup sheet. It is highly recommended to keep this
   option turned off under normal circumstances.
+: New 'Download small articles first' feature. If enabled, small
   articles (small is user definable) will be moved to the top of
   the transfer queue when a 'leech' command is initiated.
   Feature can be accessed from: Options -> Download.
+: In addition to the new 'download small articles first' feature,
   a new button, called 'small to top', has been added to the
   download manager toolbar. If pressed, *all* small articles in
   the transfer queue will be moved the top of the queue.
+: NewsLeecher will now ask if articles should be sorted, when the
   user clicks one of the download queues header columns.
+: Added option to show text in the listviews in all-lowercase.
   Saves screen real estate. Can be accessed from options.
+: Added a right-click popup menu to the page tabssheets that
   makes it easy to open/close specific tab-pages.
+: Added possibility to 'Close NewsLeecher' when the transfer
   queue is empty.
+: When browsing a (virtual) group, the groupname associated with
   first selected article in the group listview, will now be
   written in 'italic' in the group overview. This makes it easier
   to see what group a specific article belongs to. Good when
   browsing multiple text groups for example.
*: *BIG IMPROVEMENT*: Totally rewritten socket-communication
   system. The new system is written from scratch to give more
   control over the socket communication and should be a bit
   faster than the old system used.
*: Updated the NewsLeecher cache to support 64bit pointers. In
   prior versions, *very* large groups might get corrupted, due
   to the limit of 32bit integers used by the cache format. The
   old cache format will be updated on-the-fly, so it will not be
   necessary to re-download headers. Note than when the cache has
   been updated, it cannot be used by NewsLeecher versions prior
   to v3.5 beta 1.
*: NewsLeecher now has support for future SuperSearch clustered
   servers. Clustering SuperSearch makes it possible to further
   increase index retention, improve the search capabilities,
   index more groups, etc.
*: NewsLeecher is now able to use SuperSearch without having to
   load the 'news' page first. This is done by saving SuperSearch
   login data between sessions.
*: Improved maneuvering when deleting / marking-as-old articles
   in the NewsLeecher listviews.
*: Hint descriptions in the NewsLeecher menus.
*: Improved logging when downloading files. Easier log overview
   and more detailed information.
*: Server Mgr. Listview now shows the server specific retention.
*: Redesigned the Server Setup dialog.
*: The tabs have been relocated in NewsLeecher. The 'More' tab
   is gone and all its subtabs are moved to the mainscreen page
   control. Unused tabs can be turned off from the main menu or
   by clicking the 'X' close buttons next to tab pages.
   Note that the 'Xpat' / 'Posting Queue' tabs are turned-off
   by default.
*: Cache save improvement: NewsLeecher will now only save group
   cache to disk if the cache has been changed since it was
   loaded.
*: Lots of visual tweaks. NewsLeecher now looks a bit better when
   used in various Windows theme modes.
*: Visual improvement: Added a new 'Aluminum' toolbar theme.
*: Visual improvement: Changed checkbox looks in listviews.
*: NewsLeecher will now wait 3 seconds before reconnecting a bot,
   if it has just disconnected. This will prevent some of the
   "Too Many Connections" error messages that some users receive.
*: Image thumbnails are now generated in a separate program thread
   to avoid program freezes.
*: New page control used in the NewsLeecher mainscreen. Improves
   flexibility and looks.
*: Uses new and better method to find out if articles should be
   marked as 'downloaded'. The new method is not compatible with
   the old one, so previously downloaded articles will not be
   marked as 'downloaded' anymore.
*: Moved some 'global listview' options to the 'Listview Misc. 2'
   options dialog sheet.
*: Upgraded compiler, which has resulted in a major decrease of
   used system GDI objects. (from 3500+ to around 900)
*: Many small improvements. Visual and non-visual.
!: Fixed bug where the 'new version' notification window would
   be shown multiple times when the 'news' page was reloaded.
!: On the Usenet Manager tab, sorting by 'New (S)' now works.
!: Fixed bug where NewsLeecher would repeatedly try to connect to
   servers without delay between the attempts.
!: NewsLeecher had some non-serious graphical bugs when working
   in Windows non-classic theme mode. These are fixed.
!: Unloading groups resulted in a program bug if one or more groups
   were actively updating. Fixed!
!: The 'never auto-reconnect' option was sometimes ignored. Fixed!
!: Sometimes NewsLeecher returned what seemed like a server
   response, when it couldn't get in touch with a server. This has
   been changed to avoid any confusion.
!: Various small bugfixes.

Releases

NewsLeecher 8.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 8.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 7.0 Final
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 15
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 14
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 7.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 6.5 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 6.3 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 6.3 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 6.2 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 6.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 6.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 5.2 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 5.2 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 5.1 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 5.0 Final
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 19
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 18
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 17
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 16
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 15
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 14
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 5.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 4.0 Final
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 24
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 23
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 22
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 21
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 20
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 19
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 18
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 17
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 16
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 15
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 14
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.95 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.95 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.95 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.91 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.91 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.9 Final
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 17
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 16
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 15
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 14
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.9 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.8 Final
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.8 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.7 Final

NewsLeecher 3.5 Final
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.5 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 3.0 Final
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 3.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 2.3 Final
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 2.3 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 2.1 Final
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 2.1 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 2.0 Final
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 2.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 1.0 Final
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 32
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 31
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 30
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 29
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 28
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 27
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 26
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 25
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 24
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 23
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 22
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 21
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 20
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 19
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 18
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 17
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 16
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 15
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 14
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 13
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 12
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 11
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 10
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 9
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 8
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 7
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 6
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 5
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 4
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 3
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 1.0 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.9 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.8 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.7 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.6 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 0.6 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.5 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.4 Beta 2
NewsLeecher 0.4 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.3 Beta 1

NewsLeecher 0.2 Beta 1

September 19, 2019

NewsLeecher V8.0 Beta 2 is now available for download.

[ What's new ]  -  [ Direct download ]

July 29, 2019

Quick NewsLeecher status update:

The SuperSearch service was down for some time yesterday, due to a bug in the SuperSearch frontend software. The bug has now beed fixed, and the search/indexer/deobfuscator service is running again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

The NewsLeecher forums have been under pretty heavy spam attacks during the last several days. Due to this, we will make some anti-spam updates to the forum software over the next few days, so expect a bit of forum downtime. Hopefully, though, the updates will help prevent these massive amount of spam from hitting the forums in the future. But who knows, the spammers are tricky bastards, so we'll have to wait and see.

NewsLeecher V8.0 Beta 2 is currently being worked on. We are implementing a "Super Search" result search-filter and a files/folders search-filter for the "Explorer" part of NewsLeecher.
We are also looking into an issue concerning the new V8 leeching engine, that occasionally (rarely for most users) causes downloading articles to 'go to sleep' for several seconds/minutes, before waking up again to finished the transfer. We think we know why this happens... Looking into it.

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