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NewsLeecher Version History

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

+: The NewsLeecher Spam Detector now has its own sheet in the settings dialog, due to the increasing number of settings available to handle spam postings within NewsLeecher. +: The NewsLeecher Spam Detector can now be setup to show a discrete / non-intrusive icon instead of a dialog window when spam is detected. Option can be setup from : Settings -> Download -> Spam Detection +: The NewsLeecher Spam Detector now supports detection of *.SCR files inside RAR archives. +: Added on option to delete downloaded files from the disk, if they are detected as spam by NewsLeecher. +: Added on option to delete articles from the transfer queue, if they are detected as spam by NewsLeecher. +: Added keyboard shortcut 'F6' to enter the settings dialog. *: The SuperLeech "Episodes" feature can now be setup to leech either "all episodes", "a specific episode", "episodes older than a specific episode" or "episodes newer than a specific episode". *: NewsLeecher now shows context menus correctly when triggered with the keyboard, by pressing Shift+F10 or the Windows Context Menu shortcut key. *: The listed queue bytes statistics are know shown in MB and GB ( switching automatically depending on size ) instead of KB. !: Fixed bug where NewsLeecher would throw an exception if the application was minimized while articles were added to the download queue. !: Fixed bug where the first password specified in the NewsLeecher password manager couldn't be used to unpack password protected archives. !: Fixed bug where leeched RAR-in-RAR files were detected as spam even though the NewsLeecher Spam Detectors "RAR-in-RAR" option was turned off. !: Fixed one more bug where passwords in the password manager were not correctly detected. !: Fixed a bug related to the way NewsLeecher keeps track of downloaded spam articles. !: Smaller bugfixes ( tiny memory leak, 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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