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Monday 18th August 2003 12:24 AM [Awasu News]

Tumbleweed bounces by...

Just kidding. It's been a bit quiet on the whoa-that's-such-a-cool-feature front recently but it's not like I've been sitting around doing nothing these past weeks.

Here's a list of some of the major features that have already been implemented:

  • Added the ability to search your feeds.
  • Implemented auto-discovery. Web sites can advertise the fact that they have a feed and Awasu now detects this and tells you if you are not already subscribed. But even if a web site is not using this feature, Awasu is smart enough to find links that may be feeds and verifies them. This is cool 🙂 And useful, in case you were worried that you didn't have enough feeds 🙄
  • Added support for Dublin Core, content:encoded and xhtml:body. This means that you will be seeing a lot more content in certain channels.
  • Added the ability to control how feed content is presented. You can either show each feed item in full (the current behaviour), a short excerpt (useful if publishers have really long feed items) or plain-text (if you're worried about possbile security problems in HTML).
  • Improved the way Awasu loads channels at startup so that it no longer hangs the UI if you have a lot of channels.
  • Optimized the saving of Channel Properties and Program Options. These dialogs save and close a lot faster now 🙂
  • Added an option to disable notification balloons at startup. This is useful if you have a lot of channels since it can take a while to get through them all 🙂
  • Lots of minor bug fixes and enhancements.

And there's more cool stuff yet to come! The next beta should be released early September.

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