Awasu » Awasu 2.0.4.alpha1 released
Monday 18th October 2004 1:34 PM [Awasu News]

Well, it's back to the old grind. Woo hoo (I think)! This is an alpha release so only install it if you like living on the bleeding edge :-)

The main change is a bunch of database optimizations that improve the overall responsiveness of the GUI. If you've been having problems with the UI being a bit sluggish, especially if lots of channels are updating in the background, this release should fix those.

One minor addition was adding a drop-menu to the channel window navbars that let you change the content presentation e.g. how many items to show, full content or extracts, etc. A few people asked for this and I must say that while my first reaction was "Geez, why don't these mouse jockeys just learn to use the keyboard properly like the rest of us?!" "What an excellent idea, I'll get right on it", now that it's in, it's pretty handy. So, if you have an idea or something you'd like to see, let us know. There's a good chance it might actually be implemented. Even if I don't like it! :-)

Finally, as part of the testing for some of the changes, I had to go way back in time and run Awasu 1.0 which was totally freaky. Awasu has gotten so much more powerful and sophisticated since then, it's hard to believe. People who have only joined us recently may have missed our first birthday earlier this year in February where we put together a retrospective on Awasu's development. Check it out - it's interesting reading! :-)

Have fun y'all! :-)

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