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.