Awasu 2.2.5.alpha1

IMPORTANT: This is an alpha release (what's this?). Some features may not be complete and there will probably be bugs!

You must be already running 2.2.4.

To install:

 

Safe feed content

The main new feature in this release is Awasu now checks your feed content and removes any potentially malicious HTML content, before showing it to you.

Awasu has long had a "plain text" mode, where it would strip all HTML tags from feed content before showing it to you. However, while it rendered your feed content safe, it was a bit heavy-handed in that it stripped everything, including tags that are perfectly safe e.g. <b> or <p>.

This release introduces a much smarter and selective process of removing dangerous HTML from your feeds. Everything is configured to work out of the box, so you don't need to do anything for this feature to be active, nor should you see any changes in how Awasu works. The only difference you are likely to see is in feeds that embed YouTube videos and the like using the <object> tag. Because this tag can be used to cause mischief, it is automatically removed and feed items will no longer show the embedded content.

By default, Awasu removes only those HTML tags that can be used to cause problems on your computer but it can be fine-tuned to either always remove or always allow specific HTML tags and attributes.

This can be done either from the Advanced tab of the Program Options dialog (below), which will apply to all your channels, or for individual channels from the Advanced tab of the channel's Properties dialog (left).

Minor changes and bug fixes