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Newsleecher 3.95 beta 1

Posted on Thursday, September 25 2008 @ 15:28:13 CEST by

NewsLeecher is a tool made for fetching and managing articles from the Usenet. It downloads Usenet articles in a snap, and uses it's inline engine to assemble and decode all the downloads. The powerful featureset and state-of-the-art user interface makes it an application "you simply can't live without" if you are a serious Usenet user. The current releases of NewsLeecher are mainly made binary files downloading, but we're working hard on extending NewsLeecher with full-blown text reader capabilities at the moment.


#: Please note that the listview column settings (width,

visibility, etc) have been reset in this release, due to a bug

in the previous beta release.

+: NewsLeecher now uses a new license key system, which makes it

possible to register NewsLeecher without going to the members

area. Note that this is a pretty major change, so there might

be a few new betas coming out soon after this one, containing

fixes and tweaks related to this change.

+: Implemented 3 new skins for the interface in NewsLeecher. The

skins can be accessed by the buttons on the right side of the

main toolbar.

+: Lots of the GUI elements which have never been skinnable, now

are. Including the 'please wait' window, the bandwidth graphs,


+: It's now possible to replace exisiting SuperSearch bookmarks.

+: NewsLeecher now stores 10 rotating backups of the NewsLeecher

settings file, "setup.dat", in the

"%appdata% ewsleecherackups" folder.

The backups might be good to have if some of your NewsLeecher

settings get deleted, or your setup.dat file corrups for some


+: Implemented new feature which makes it possible to show

custom messages to the user when NewsLeecher is launched.

+: Implemented a new file manager feature, which makes it possible

to easily combine/merge selected files in the NewsLeecher File

Manager. This can be useful when combining HDTV '.TS' files for

example. The feature can be accessed from the 'toolbox' popup

placed on the 'Explorer' toolbar.

+: Implemented a new file manager feature, which makes it possible

to easily create folders based on the names of the files

selected in the NewsLeecher File Manager. The feature can be

accessed from the 'toolbox' popup placed on the 'Explorer'


+: NewsLeecher now fully supports networked folder paths for

downloading and Repair'n'Extract operations.

+: Clicking a 'folder' bookmark on the NewsLeecher File Explorer

tab, while holding down the CTRL or Shift key, will open the

bookmarked folder in a Windows Explorer window, instead of the

internal file explorer window.

*: Lots of smaller graphical user interface inconsistencies have

been corrected.

*: The "Automatic Backup" feature now also backups the state of

the Repair'n'Extract sets.

*: When launching, NewsLeecher can now detect whether the main

settings file, "setup.dat", is corrupted. If it is,

instructions on how to restore a "setup.dat" backup (new backup

feature described above), will be shown to the end-user.

*: The CPU usage has been decreased dramatically under certain

circumstances, when updating groups. Especially noticable

when updating picture groups.

*: The speed of the "Smart Select" feature has been improved

several hundred percent over the speed in previous releases.

*: Improved error checking performed by Repair'n'Extract.

*: Many small improvements. (More data stored in main setup.dat

settings file, instead of using multiple separate files)

!: Fixed bug where Repair'n'Extract would (rarely) unpause

incorrect PAR2 repair files in the download queue, in case many

PAR2 sets with almost similar named were queued for RnE.

!: Fixed bug where the 'Export to NZB' option didn't always work

when exporting headers which had just been received from the



!: Lots of smaller bugfixes here and there. (Connections Panel

couldn't always be resized, better unicode support, etc.)

Program Information

Internet and communication

3.95 beta 1
Works on:

Product page: here

Download: Newsleecher 3.95 beta 1


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