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Monday 19th November 2012 10:15 PM [General]

A while back, I raved about Reaper, a really cool piece of software for recording and mixing music. Yesterday, it was their 7th birthday and they've certainly come a long way.

This is the early v0.0 version....

...and this is where they're at today, seven years later, using White Tie's stunning Imperial theme.

Good things take time to create, and it must be amazing feeling for the Reaper team to look back and think about how far they've come. Awasu has been around for a little longer - we started in 2002 - and our before screenshot looks pretty good as well 🙂

 

I'm currently stress-testing The Beast and it's coming along well - it's quite cool watching Awasu madly creating channels and running reports, all via automated scripts running on another machine. Awasu Server is just the next stage of a larger plan for the product, so stay tuned...

Wednesday 7th November 2012 11:01 PM [Awasu News]

Even though things have been quiet here in the weblog, that doesn't mean we've gone into hibernation or abandoned the project. Indeed, it's been the exact opposite - I've been busy building customized versions of Awasu and various extensions for some of our corporate clients (as well as my many other side-projects :wink:).

One thing that we get asked for on a semi-regular basis is if there is a server version of Awasu. Corporate users who use Awasu to gather information on a large scale often run it on heavy-duty servers, and would prefer a version that runs as a system service, stripped of all the fancy GUI fluff, that focuses solely on the job at hand: retrieving and processing information.

While we've had an unofficial version for quite a few years now, I've been busy in the Awasu cave these past few months hacking away refactoring and upgrading the code base to make Awasu Server a real product. It's in the final throes of testing now and will be released to the testers in a few weeks, so if you're interested in beta testing The Beast, drop us a line and we'll sort something out.

I've always preferred writing server code - dealing with pesky users is a such a hassle 🙄 - and stripped of all the GUI issues, Awasu Server really runs like a dream :jig: