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.
#: This release uses a new format for setup and configuration
files. NewsLeecher will automatically detect earlier formats
of the setup and configuration files and upgrade to the new
format without any user intervention. But note that older
versions of NewsLeecher will not be able to identify the new
format, so downgrading will reset most settings. It is
therefore recommended that you backup your NewsLeecher
installation before installing this release, just in case
anything goes wrong.
+: Reintroduced a lot of the features which were removed in the
first NewsLeecher version 4.0 betas. The reintroduced features
include listview font name and size configuration, listview
entry height configuration, turning on / off the speedgraph
background logo etc..
+: Added 'Notify on New Final Release' and 'Notify on New Beta
Release' checkboxes to the news-page toolbar.
+: The Repair'n'Extract status column now shows the extraction
speed for extracting archives in MB/s
+: Lots of 'advanced user' tweaks have been added to the
setup dialog. The settings can be accessed from 'Setup ->
Advanced Nerd Tweaks'. The new tweaks include listview entry
color shade settings for sorted columns and collections, the
possibility to set the size of the speedbar on the tray icon,
*: NewsLeecher uses a new format for the setup and configuration
files. Reading from, and writing to, the new format is between
10 and 1000 times faster than with the old format. And as
NewsLeecher reads and writes a lot of settings during
operations, this change will have a positive impact on the
*: Totally re-organized the setup dialog, to make it much easier
to configure and run NewsLeecher from scratch. All of the non-
essential options and settings have been moved to a new setup
section called 'Advanced Nerd Tweaks'. NewsLeecher will run
fine without playing around with this new section, but the
settings and options can be tweaked to optimize and personalize
NewsLeecher further if wanted.
Due to this new section, the rest of the setup dialog,
containing more essential NewsLeecher settings and options, has
been greatly simplified.
*: Repair'n'Extract will now extract archives ASAP, instead of
waiting until all Repair'n'Extract entries have been verified.
*: Improved the 'Filters Dialog' by replacing the filters listview
control with a memo control. The memo control allows much
faster editing of filters, aswell as batch copy/paste
*: All 'Group Browsing' settings and filters have been moved to
the setup dialog. The 'Group Browsing' setup dialog can be
accessed fast by clicking the 'Settings' button on the 'Group
*: Improved the easy-of-use of the download counter, located on
the status bar.
*: Lots of minor improvements. (Changed the standard pixel height
of listview entries, new graphics in setup dialog, etc.)
!: Fixed serious bug introduced in previous betas, where
NewsLeecher sometimes totally screw up the download destination
folder path when downloads were initiated from NZB files and
the 'Download to Groupname Folder' option was used at the same
!: Fixed bug where the NewsLeecher article header retrieval
function would skip certain headers, because their subjects
used a format which wasn't recognized by NewsLeecher.
!: Fixed bug where NewsLeecher would sometimes pause the transfer
queue automatically when the scheduler is active:
!: Fixed bug introduced in previous betas, where Repair'n'Extract
would sometimes delete PAR Split sets.
!: Fixed bug where the queue 'Change Download Folder' feature
didn't always work properly.
!: Fixed bug introduced in previous betas, where the 'Export to
NZB' feature would freeze NewsLeecher, if the 'ZIP Compress
exported NZB File' option was on.
!: Fixed bug where some of the group browser filters would
occasionally cause the group browser listview to freeze:
!: Fixed bug where the time label on the bandwidth graph sometimes
showed an incorrect timespan text while the graph was resized.
!: Numerous smaller bugfixes.
Internet and communication
4.00 beta 4
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