Awasu v2.2.1 (beta) for Windows 98/Me

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.


Why is there a special version for Windows 98/Me?

Awasu uses a system known as Unicode to store information which allows it to handle feeds in any language, not just English. Unfortunately, neither Windows 98 nor Me are able to run Unicode programs. Microsoft provide an extension known as the Microsoft Layer For Unicode that lets Unicode programs run on 98/Me but unfortunately this is, at best, a hack, and while it works fine most of the time, there are some things known to have problems.

This version of Awasu has been specially modified to use the MSLU. There are a small number of known issues but it generally works. However, if you notice that something is not quite working properly, please let us know and we will do our best to fix it.




Known issues

  • Keyboard navigation of menus is broken. Arrow keys and RETURN work but accelerator shortcuts do not. We are still waiting for a fix from a third-party vendor to correct this problem.
  • Messages in the Errors page of the Channel Properties dialog do not display properly.
  • The system tray menu has been disabled since a Microsoft bug is known to cause crashes.