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 ).
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