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 Post subject: Release history v4.x
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:46 pm 

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- v4.8.1 -

- The built-in poster code has been revised, so files larger than 4GB can now be posted without splitting into volumes. When upgrading to this version ensure there are no any queued post tasks, since the task storing format has been changed to accomodate 64 bit file offsets (the posted messages view has not been affected).

- The external Par2 command line utility code which is called by UE to create par2 files has been revised, since the official version is not able to process files larger than 2GB correctly. UE will verify whether the utility is up to date and will prompt the user to upgrade if not. The revised version can be downloaded here.

- Message-id hash function has been refined to optimally handle message-ids formatted not according to the rules by non-comliant poster programs.

- The "Reclaim purged" headers setting in "Edit menu->Properties->Newsgroups" will now persist between sessions.

- v4.8 -

- Unrar password history option has been added in the Set unrar password dialog. The history can be selectively or entirely deleted in "Edit menu->Delete history". If the option is unchecked the dialog won't store the entered password. In addition when the password has been already entered previously for the unpack task (indicated with asterisk) it will be shown in the dialog; if there was no prior password and the history is enabled the most recent password from the history will be suggested.

- Support for blacklisted posters in search service views: added options in the context menu "Blacklist selected posters" like in newsgroup views and "Hide blacklisted posters" (in search service views blacklisted posters can always be shown). In "Edit menu->Properties->Search/Import, Blacklisted posters" the combo box has been added to define the initial setting.

- Added separate read timeout setting for the search service requests "Edit menu->Properties->Tasks->Sockets/Network, Timeout, Read (Search)".

- Eliminated last search request delay after search service configuration has been changed on the server side.

- A poster program has been reported which formats message-ids not according to the rules; for this kind of input UE was considering some parts as duplicates resulting in incompletes. Prior releases were recomplied as well to handle this condition.

- v4.7 -

- The former "Clear history" option has been refined, now "Edit menu->Delete history" shows a dialog with options to delete history either selectively or everything at once as before.

- Refined code when new headers are marked read. Added explicit option in "Edit menu->Properties->General, Newsgroups, Mark headers old on mark read". Prior code wasn't always consistently marking headers old although it was the intention. The option is checked by default. With the option unchecked read and new attributes are completely separated internally. Added another color in "Edit menu->Fonts and Colors" (shade of green by default, the color can be customized by the user) to show headers which possess both read and new attributes; in the prior code those headers were just shown as read, even as they also correctly appeared with filters set to show new messages.

- Search service number of retries option added in edit menu->properties->search/import. It is two by default, three attempts total - prior to the option there were no retries.

- When the search service configuration update is triggered by a search server the program has now the capability to perform the update bypassing the website.

- Revised code of pseudo random generator which may result in faster loading of large newsgroups.

- The option added in v4.6 to force search service configuration update when search failed on all servers sometimes was mistakenly triggered when in fact search failed only on some servers, apart from the misleading error message the program would also try to update search service configuration unnecessarily.

- Adopted RAR 5 package added in v4.6 seems to work ok, no complaints and no changes have been made.

- v4.6 -

- Added selectable nzb drop folder option (edit menu->properties->search/import, nzb files, import folder)

- Full, customizable RAR 5 format support (edit menu->properties->save/unpack, unrar). RAR 5 format allows multicore unrar and larger dictionaries up to 4GB. So the options are multicore unrar and limiting unrar memory usage, it is recommended to limit unrar memory usage for 32 bit version or if your computer has less than 8GB RAM, both options are enabled by default.

- The progress of unrar of individual files is now shown as well.

- Added search service fault tolerancy by removing third party dynamic dns references from the code; also in case dynamic dns service goes down completely UE will now try to update search service configuration instead of just returning error, past versions only handled partial failures.

- Fixed a website glitch, when v4.x versions didn't check for updates even if check for updates was enabled.

- v4.5 -

- Added remote DNS resolution proxy option (edit menu->properties->proxies)

- Sets code optimizations

Fixed:

- Unrar password wasn't always taken into account after toggling detect passworded rar files option
- Rarely complete par2 sets were shown as incompete
- Fixed rare problem when marking sets for download
- While posting few parts could be lost after program restart

- v4.4 -

- The 'Edit menu->Properties->Articles->Optimize mark articles for download order' option has been revised for sets. When checked (default) - the files will be sorted not by sets, but by the file numbers within the same collection (file numbers in the subject look like e.g. [1/90], [2/90] etc.), so the par2 recovery files will be normally marked for download after the data files; the option will also reposition par2 set recovery files even when there are no file numbers. That prevents par2 repair from engaging too early e.g. when data files are misnamed. One should remember that there is also the 'Par2 menu->Mark par2 recovery files for download last' option, but it is more drastic - when several collections are marked for download simultaneously and par2 repair is needed - it will be delayed until all data files from all collections have been downloaded.

- Several small fixes.

- v4.1 to v4.3 -

- Sets interface and performance improvements.

- Fixed a problem when par2 .vol files weren't marked for download with sets enabled and 'mark par2 recovery files for download last' checked.

- Fixed a rare problem with custom collections causing afterwards a header status to be shown incorrectly.

- When importing .rxx set through nzb or from search serivce sometimes .rar file wasn't marked for download first.

- Unrar autorename option wasn't effective because of overlooked statement in the third party unrar code.

- When a search view scrolled to the very bottom switching view tabs could cause it to scroll a little bit up by itself.

- v4.0 -

Sets

- Sets were introduced which result in significantly lower RAM usage and faster newsgroup load. See the Sets description for details.

- The size limit of the per group cnt.dat file which contains message-ids and other load on demand data has been increased from 32GB to 256GB.

- When the program is not exited properly - the newsgroups maintain integrity and don't need repair.

- To provide those new features - the database has slightly different format, existing database is converted on per newsgroup basis, see download page for details.

Other changes

- Custom collections improvements: the 'set as current' collection now persists between sessions; additional menu option to add files to 'set as current' collection directly without the dialog box; when entering a custom collection the 'set as current' collection check box in the dialog box is checked.

- Greatly improved preserving view position when toggling threads/sets/collections.

- Collection or set state more precisely reflects the containing files states.

- Added help explanations regarding max.groups and header tasks RAM limit settings in edit menu->properties->tasks, see the '?' buttons near the options.

The full release notes of 3.9+ (RC) versions which preceeded v4.0 you can find here.

Release history v3.x

Release history v2.x

Release history v1.x


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