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Sunday 18th March 2018 9:02 AM [Awasu News]

One thing that was quietly introduced in the recent 3.2.rc1 release was support for running on Linux, under Wine. This is something that I've been looking at for quite a while already, and Awasu has run reasonably well like this, but I've finally bit the bullet and made some changes to the code to help with the process.

Most of the issues relate to the embedded browser. They seem to have included a version of Gecko, tricked out to look like Internet Explorer, which mostly works, but Awasu has some sophisticated interactions with its embedded browser, which may or may not work. All the issues I came across have been documented in the wiki, along with work-arounds and other notes.

I'm one of those people who have become increasingly disillusioned with the direction Windows has taken recently, and while I've used Linux on the server for many years[1]And UNIX before that :eek: , it's never been much fun on the desktop. However, Gnome on Fedora is not bad these days, and given that my recent foray into the iUniverse has left me scarred for life, it looks like Linux might it, and so this version of Awasu will be getting a lot more dog-fooding in the near future... :-)

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1. And UNIX before that :eek:
Saturday 10th March 2018 9:38 AM [Awasu News]

Awasu 3.2.rc1 has been released here. This is a release candidate for 3.2, so it comes as an installer, and all you need to do is run it and it will auto-magically upgrade your installation[1]You must be running Awasu 3.0 or later..

This release contains numerous optimizations and performance improvements to speed up all operations, and... nah, just kidding :-) , all that work's been done already. This release contains a few bug fixes and UI tweaks, but there is one change of note: the Personal Edition now allows SSL feeds i.e. feeds that use the more secure https:// URL's (instead of http://).

There's been a big push over the past year or two to get people to use SSL, in particular with the major browsers slowly starting to flag web sites that don't use it as potentially insecure. SSL feeds had previously been available only in paid versions of Awasu, but can now be used even in the free Personal Edition, as well. It's a small thing, in the grand scheme of things, but it's our contribution to helping make the web a safer place ::-):

Have fun, and if all goes well, this will become the final 3.2 release.

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1. You must be running Awasu 3.0 or later.