NewsLeecher 4.0 Beta 1
#: Note that this NewsLeecher release introduces a completely new
article cache system which is significantly different from the
previously used cache system. Because of the major change in
the format of the cache, it will be necessary to re-fetch
headers for any subscribed usenet groups the first time
NewsLeecher V4.0 Beta is used.
#: Because of the early beta stage of this NewsLeecher V4 release,
it is recommended that you keep settings for NewsLeecher V4
separate from settings for earlier releases of NewsLeecher that
you might have installed.
To setup a separate NewsLeecher V4 settings folder, check:
You can of course also take the chance and simply install this
release on top of your currently installed NewsLeecher copy,
and hope things work out ;) Doing that will probably also work
+: *MAJOR ADDITION*: NewsLeecher now fully supports collections
(also known as threading) of binary articles. The collections
feature will group associated binary articles together and
present them as a single article entry in the NewsLeecher
listviews, instead of multiple separate entries.
Collections are supported by the entire NewsLeecher interface.
That is the article browser, the SuperSearch service and the
NewsLeecher download queue.
Besides providing better article overview, the collections
feature also speeds up group loading by 500%+ for most
binary groups aswell as keeping memory usage much lower than
what previous NewsLeecher releases does.
+: It's now possible to specify separate paths for NewsLeecher to
store settings and temporary files. For more info on how to
set the paths, check this URL:
+: NewsLeecher will now ask for confirmation before closing down,
if Repair'n'Extract is actively working on one or more file
*: This NewsLeecher release supported mixed-case subject lines
returned by SuperSearch. Earlier releases would show all
subject lines returned by SuperSearch in lowercase.
*: More parts of the internal Windows Explorer are now multi-
threaded. This brings a significant speed improvement when
browsing folders containing many sub folders.
*: The entries in 'Max Days' SuperSearch filter have been re-
organized to better suit the new elevated SuperSearch
*: Improved 'Leech Specify' dialog to be more intuitive and
easy to use.
*: Many smaller improvements. (The mouse hint text for the
SuperSearch favorite buttons now shows the query to be
searched, SSL libraries updated, etc.)
!: The entire NewsLeecher codebase has been probed for memory
leaks. Lots of leaks have been fixed.
!: Fixed a bug prevented NewsLeecher from properly updating groups
containing an extremely large amount of headers (such as alt.
binaries.boneless). The bug was only triggered on a few usenet
!: Fixed bug that somestimes caused NewsLeecher to hang on
!: Many smaller fixes. (The Repair'n'Extract verification state
was sometimes reset between sessions, GUI tweaks, etc.)
-: Removed option for turning off error checking of downloaded
articles as there's no reason not to check them for errors.
-: Removed outdated option to cancel errornous articles from being
downloaded as the option could cause some confusion. Also the
introduction of PAR2files and the NewsLeecher Repair'n'Extract
feature makes errornous files usable.