prairieprog wrote:So the only way to solve it is to move to a beta version?
The bug I mentioned happened if the channel decided it was due for an update, was put in the queue (Awasu doesn't update every channel at once, they have to queue up) and you then delete the channel before it got a chance to update. This most commonly happened just after starting Awasu and most of your channels are waiting to update. The work-around is to wait until Awasu is idle (or mostly idle) before deleting channels.
prairieprog wrote:And, FWIW, the deleted channels that came back to life today were deleted several weeks ago
It could still be an issue if the channel was set to update only once every two weeks
Has the channel in question re-appeared in My Channels? If it hasn't, then it's something else.
prairieprog wrote:The response reminds me of another question I've been meaning to ask. I have the options set to "Let me know about new releases." I've noticed 2.2.1 through 2.2.4 as they've appeared and been noted on the Awasu feed.
There are two checkboxes there, one for general releases (e.g. 2.1 or 2.2) and one for beta releases (e.g. 2.1.1 or 2.2.4).
prairieprog wrote:But when I click on the release notes for any of them I am told they are "beta" and "Install at your own risk!"
The "beta" tag refers more to how they are packaged rather than a comment on the quality of the code. There is no installer so you have to unpack a ZIP file, perhaps run ARCHIVE.EXE or ADMIN.EXE and maybe copy/delete one or two files. All fairly simple if you know a bit about computers. The software itself is well-tested and as bug-free as we can make it
prairieprog wrote:I hate to go through the sequential effort of installing 3 or 4 beta releases only to find out I did something wrong or one of them hosed my program or channels such that I have to go back and start from scratch.
Upgrading is a relatively risk-free process, <u>as long as you follow the instructions</u>. People who have had problems invariably turn out to have not read the instructions properly
If you back up the Awasu directory before you start, you'll always be OK. Even if things go completely wrong, the worst that will happen is that you will lose your archived content. Your channels and settings will always be there.