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.
+: Added an option to show article parts information in the
article listviews. The option can be turned on at:
Settings -> Nerdy Tweaks -> Article Parts Visible in Listview
Note that the feature can be turned on / off, by using the
Shift+P keyboard shortcut.
*: << BIGGER IMPROVEMENT >>
This release uses a new, and much more efficient, way to handle
article downloads. This change should take of most of the
temporary queue pauses that some users see, when downloading
articles with NewsLeecher on a fast connection.
Technically speaking, yEnc encoded articles are now written
directly to the download destination folder, instead of being
written to a temporary disk location first, whereas uuEncoded
articles are now kept in a memory cache until all article parts
are downloaded, whereafter the cache is flushed directly to the
download destination folder.
*: The 'copy subject to clipboard' / 'copy poster name to
clipboard' features now copies all selected articles to the
clipboard, instead of only the first selected article.
*: The algorithm used to create article collections, has been
improved a bit, making the colletion names better looking
under certain circumstances.
*: NewsLeecer now includes *.srr files in article collections.
*: Lots of smaller improvements (improved compatibility with
MAC/Wine and MAC/Crossover, etc.)
!: Fixed bug where fetching headers, while using the new 'turbo
compressed headers' feature, would sometimes fail, if only
a small number of headers were available for fetching.
!: Fixed bug where articles downloaded for reading (Open), were
sometimes skipped, if the 'skip if file already exists' feature
!: Fixed bug where Repair'n'Extract would sometimes fail if the
Repair'n'Extract 'Date & Time Prefix Folder' feature was used.
!: Fixed bug introduced in a recent beta, where the max limit
for article headers fetching was sometimes ignored.
!: Fixed issues where Repair'n'Extract would sometimes
automatically unpause articles in the transfer queue, even
though they were not part of any Repair'n'Extract sets.
!: Double-clicking downloaded articles in the listviews, didn't
open the download article file, like it's supposed to.
!: Many smaller problems fixed (Socks firewall fix, etc.)
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4.0 beta 10
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