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.
#: Note that this beta release makes a small change to the
cache file format. It is recommended that you make a backup
of your NewsLeecher data before installing.
+: Added a "Copy to Clipboard" function to the log window toolbar.
The function can be used to copy the visible part of the log
window contents to the clipboard.
*: The time it takes to add articles to the transfer queue, has,
in some extreme cases where the size of the transfer queue is
very very large, been reduced substatially.
*: Optimized one of the transfer queues disk cache files,
resulting in faster load / save time, and a ~10x reduction of
size of that specific cache file.
!: Fixed bug introduced in beta 10, where the new article download
save system didn't always work as expected.
!: Fixed bug where all group headers would be re-fetched from the
server, if all locally stored group headers were manually
deleted from cache, using the "Delete from Cache" feature.
!: Fixed bug where temporary download files were not always
deleted like they were supposed to.
!: Fixed bug introduced in beta 10, where downloaded articles
were sometimes (rarely) corrupted.
!: Fixed bug introduced in beta 10, where a "Unknown Temp Folder"
dialog would sometimes popup when closing NewsLeecher.
!: Fixed bug introduced in beta 10, where the 'Get Latest X Headers'
feature didn't work under certain circumstances.
!: Fixed bug introduced in beta 10, where the thumb preview panel
didn't work properly.
!: Smaller fixes. (TAB flickering fixed, drop down combobox issue
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4.0 beta 11
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