Awasu Personal Edition v1.2.2 (beta)

This is a beta release. Some features may not be complete and the software may be unstable. Install at your own risk! You may need to do some basic computer maintenance tasks to get this release to run.

If you have purchased the Advanced Edition and would like to use this beta, please contact us and we'll send you a copy.



The installation procedure depends on which version of Awasu you currently have. As always, exit Awasu and back up your installation first!

IMPORTANT: If you are running Windows 98 or Me, please download this release from here instead.

  • If you are running 1.2.1

    Unpack the following zip on top of your existing files:

  • If you are running 1.2

    Unpack the following zips on top of your existing files:

    IMPORTANT: This beta may crash the first time you run it. If this happens, please run ResetUi.exe and try again.

  • If you are running any other version

    Please upgrade to 1.2 first and then follow the instructions above.


Major new features

  • Added a user interface to manage entries in the Tools menu. Click on the More info button for details on how to integrate Awasu with your blog.

  • The item pane can now be placed on any edge of the channel window. The default setting can be changed in the Display page of the Program Options and overridden for individual channels in the Channel Properties dialog.

  • Added extra buttons to the navbars. There is a new option in the Display page of the Program Options to remove these buttons if you don't like the clutter.

Minor features and bug fixes

  • Holding down the SHIFT key when opening feed items from the item pane will open the item in an external browser window.

  • Added a new channel option to automatically mark all items as read when the window is closed.

  • Stopped trying to automatically resize the item pane since it sometimes produced unexpected results (i.e. not what the user wanted/expected).

  • Added a (debug) switch to double-decode SGML entities for those feeds that need it. Make sure that the channel has been updated at least once using this new release and then exit Awasu. Open the channel's config file and set the AdditionalSgmlEntityDecoding parameter to 1.

  • Really fixed the problem of changes not being saved properly in property lists if RETURN was not pressed before closing the dialog.

  • Removed the blank space that was appearing underneath navbars in channel windows.

  • Fixed a problem with editable list boxes not working properly in the 98/Me version.

  • Fixed a problem where Awasu sometimes couldn't create the user home directory when being first run under Windows 98/Me.