Awasu » Awasu 3.0.1.alpha1 released
Tuesday 23rd July 2013 3:17 AM [Awasu News]

Ha, and y'all thought I was dead or had abandoned Awasu! Far from it, I've been insanely busy building several systems, all using Awasu as the underlying information retrieval engine:

  • A news retrieval and analysis service.
  • A medical search engine.
  • A customizable vertical search engine.

One part of all this work has been upgrading Awasu to run as a high-performance server application. Without a UI slowing things down, Awasu absolutely screams now, pulling down feeds from web servers, databases, anywhere, at a very high rate of knots, all the while indexing and analysing it. Shoot us an email if you're interested in running this version.

Other than that, this 3.0.1.alpha1 release is mostly bug fixes and enhancements, but lots of them!

Since it's been a while :whistle: since the last release, the policy for upgrade subscriptions will be a bit different for the this release cycle: if you had an active subscription on February 8th 2011 (when 3.0 was released), you are eligible for 3.0.1.

3 Responses to this post

Great news! I knew you weren't abandoning Awasu, but it's nice to hear that your plans for the future of Awasu are in fact moving forward. Nice additions to the Awasu API and template engine, but what amazes me the most is the list of bug fixes. Awasu has been very stable for me and I use it everyday with several hundred channels; many of the bugs sound like strange little edge cases, but I'm surprised I didn't find a few of them.

You are being generous on the upgrade policy, so a big THANK YOU there! With so many feature packed into Awasu and its stability, it makes sense that the release cycle will slow down a little bit. Of course I'll email you and request a copy of 3.0.1.alpha1; sounds too good for me to sit on the sidelines.

I've been kind of quite myself, very busy on my job, but I am working on a Twitter Channel Plugin, that will provide much more functionality than Twitter's now-defunct Atom/RSS feeds. It'll probably be done in < one month.

Thanks again for keeping Awasu alive and advancing the state of the art in Atom/RSS/Anything-you-can-think-of information retrieval.

No worries.

As you know, there's some pretty cool stuff lined up, I just have to find time to write it :cool:

@kevotheclone :
"I am working on a Twitter Channel Plugin, that will provide much more functionality than Twitter’s now-defunct Atom/RSS feeds. It’ll probably be done in This is very very interesting ... please keep us informed :-)

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