IMPORTANT: This is an alpha release (what's this?). Some features may not be complete and there will probably be bugs!
You must be already running 2.2.4 or 2.2.5.alpha1.
- Read the release notes below first! You will need to re-enter your license key and any passwords that Awasu needs when you run this release.
- Backup your Awasu installation directory and keep it, even if the alpha appears to work correctly.
- Unpack one (!) of the following zips on top of your existing installation:
- Run admin.exe to upgrade your installation (this will be quick).
- If you like to be tidy, you can delete the Resources\Channel Packs\ directory and all the empty .LOG files under the Awasu directory.
Where your data files are stored
This release changes where your data files are stored, bringing Awasu into line with Microsoft-recommended practices. If you are already using Awasu, it will continue to use your existing data files (so you don't need to do anything and won't be affected by this change) but any new users will have their data files placed in the new locations.
Enhanced password security
Awasu now stores your passwords in the config files in a more secure manner. This means that you will need to re-enter your license key and any passwords that you may be using e.g. for feeds that need authentication, FTP server passwords for sync files, passwords for Bloglines/Google Reader/Gregarious if you are synchronizing with them, mail server passwords if you are using the SendEmail channel hook, etc.
Minor changes and bug fixes
- Fixed a bug in the way SGML entities were being parsed.
- Holding down the Control key when choosing the Open in Awasu option from IE's context menu will now open the link in a background tab.
- Fixed relative link translation when reading a feed from a file.
- Awasu can now run from a network share.
- Each user now downloads their own copy of the Channel Packs instead of updating a single shared copy.
- admin.exe and upgrade.exe now request Administrator privileges when running under Vista.
- Awasu no longers tries to sanitize HTML content inside a <pre> section.
- Tweaked the Rusty channel template to make it more readable if the channel has a very long description.
- Disabled an IE performance workaround that was stopping Enhanced IE security from working the very first time Awasu is run.
- The enclosing <xhtml:body> tags are no longer retained when parsing RSS feed item content.
- Fixed a minor problem in the way the .CHANNEL filename is generated for application plugin channels.
- Updated the BlackBox crash handler to recognize Windows Vista. It also includes additional information about Awasu-related processes.
- ResetUi.exe and the Syndic8 application plugin no longer create their log files unless they are needed.
- Awasu no longer shows self and edit links in the channel summaries for Atom feeds.
- Simplified the report shown after optimizing the archive database if errors were found.
- Fixed a bug introduced in 2.2.3 to the application plugin framework that was stopping the Syndic8 plugin from working.
- admin.exe no longer opens its log file in the Awasu installation directory.