Awasu » Awasu 3.0.4.alpha1 released
Monday 20th June 2016 8:30 PM [Awasu News]

Awasu 3.0.4.alpha1 has been released here. This will probably be the last release cycle before 3.1, so it'll be lots of minor enhancements and bug fixes from here on.

The most useful one in this release is the blocking of web-bugs. These are invisible images that publishers embed in their feeds, so that they can track when you read an item. When I was testing this feature, I was horrified at how many of these things were in there, so I'm very happy Awasu now strips them out.

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I can't believe it's been 2 months since this release and I haven't commented yet.
The web-bug feature is really cool; and probably an Awasu exclusive; in the same vein as ad removal.

I updated Awasu in early July; then I finally updated Windows 7 to 10 on July 25.

In Win7 I used to get an occasional "video card driver stopped working and successfully recovered" error, but now in Windows 10 my screen goes completely black at random times and much more frequently than the Win7 error. I've uninstalled/reinstalled the video card driver, applied the "Win10 Anniversary" update, but I'm still experiencing the black screen problem. When this problem occurs I have to press the physical reboot button on my desktop PC, abruptly rebooting the PC.

Naturally, Awasu is usually running at the time of these reboots, and I'm happy to report that I've never had any problems with a corrupt Awasu database or file... pretty robust software you're producing here buddy, and a huge THANK YOU for that (yes, I'm shouting "thank you"). Really, in almost 8 years of near-daily use, I've never had a corrupt Awasu database or file; whatever you're doing it seems to be working, and working very well.

I think the next step is a new video card; thanks again!!!

I feel your pain. I just got a new (refurbished, actually) laptop to have a play around with Linux on the desktop, and while it's generally been OK, setting up the video driver was a mess 😐 The word seems to be that integrated graphics works fine, but discrete graphics are (ahem) problematic.

>>> I'm happy to report that I've never had any problems with a corrupt Awasu database or file

You're obviously not trying hard enough 🙂 Although, I do everything in VM's, which probably makes things more likely to corrupt if the physical host fails.

>>> pretty robust software you're producing here buddy, and a huge THANK YOU for that

I'm currently making my way through my list of insanely difficult bugs - it's taking days and weeks to knock over each one 😥 but it needs to be rock-solid to run as a server application. Sigh...

But it's good to see you're still around. There are a few of you left from the very early days (and that's *14* years ago :bigshock:), so a big thanks to y'all as well!

>>> But it's good to see you're still around.

I may be less vocal than I used to be, but I still use Awasu every day that I'm near a PC; which is most days. I'll be here, renewing my license, as long as Awasu keeps running, keeps providing the best of the web. Even if the number of Atom/RSS feeds starts to wane, Plugin Channels will keep Awasu viable (genius :wink:).

>>> Plugin Channels will keep Awasu viable

I've just checked in a change that makes plugins run significantly more efficiently. Thing is, Awasu is running so much faster now, it's starting to affect the performance of the rest of the computer :wall: Still, a good problem to have...

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