App madness! … Oh, Amahi reaches 60K users!

Amahi keeps on growing, thanks to you! Recently Amahi reached 60,000 users, across nearly 40 countries!

To commemorate the occasion, we just did an app release marathon through the St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

The idea was to release a number of apps that look stable in testing and pound on them to make sure they work well.  If any issues are found with an app, we will pull them for diagnosis and repair.  The more people we have installing and testing the new apps, the more rapidly we can detect issues!  We have released all the Apps, and  are monitoring feedback on Facebook and Twitter.

The 12 apps released live are listed below. So far all are working well! We have seen some instability with one (Redmine), and we’re keeping an eye on it.

Enjoy! The team is back to testing more apps and preparing the next upcoming release !


Subsonic is a web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. Use it to share your music with friends, or to listen to your own music while at work. You can stream to multiple players simultaneously, for instance to one player in your kitchen and another in your living room.



WikkaWiki is a flexible, standards-compliant and lightweight wiki engine written in PHP, which uses MySQL to store pages. Forked from WakkaWiki. Designed for speed, fine-grained access control, extensibility, and security.


Home InventoryHome Inventory

Home Inventory is a light-weight web application that aims to help you organize and track items in your home for inventory, insurance or other purposes.



Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.


Tiny Tiny RSSTiny Tiny RSS

Tiny Tiny RSS is a web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) aggregator, designed to allow you to read news from any location, while feeling as close to a real desktop application as possible.



MediaTomb is a DLNA/UPnP MediaServer with an easy web user interface. It allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices.



Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.


Sick BeardSick Beard

The ultimate PVR application that downloads and manages your TV shows. Automatically finds new and old episodes for you and it works with your current download client!



CrashPlan is FREE for personal use and automatically backs up your computers daily. You can back up to your own drives and other computers for free.



Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.



qBittorrent 2 is a multi-platform Bittorrent client. Its main features are its integrated search engine (allows searching for torrent from the main torrent Web sites simultaneously in a transparent fashion), its support for UPnP/NAT-PMP, Bittorrent protocol encryption (Azureus-compatible), Peer Exchange (PeX) compatible with µTorrent, IP filtering (eMule-like “ipfilter.dat” or PeerGuardian filters), Torrents (and the files they contain) prioritizing, remote control through a secure Web User Interface.



Solitaire, also called Patience, is a single-player card games involving a layout of cards with a goal of sorting them in some manner. It is played with one standard 52-card decks shuffled together. The objective of solitaire game is typically to sort the pack of cards into order in accordance with particular rules of play. Player wins if the sorting is successful.

On behalf of the Amahi Team, we hope you enjoy the new apps. Thanks for your continued support!


UPDATE:  Sorry folks, but due to some technical difficulties with Redmine, it has been moved back to BETA.  Once we can resolve them, it will be restored to LIVE status.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


UPDATE PART II: We were unable to get the issues with Redmine sorted out. We have chosen to release The Bug Genie as a replacement. We hope you enjoy!



The Bug GenieThe Bug Genie
An open source, web-based issue tracking system – built on free and open source technology. Enhancing your development process by offering an advanced tool to manage bug reports, feature requests and user feedback for your products.

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Amahi for the Marvell Plug Computer released! Get yours FREE!

Ionics Plug StratusWe’re very happy to announce the first release of Amahi Plug Edition for the Plug Computer platform based on the Marvell ® ARMADA processor! And you can snag one FREE in our new contest!

The Amahi team is all jumpy in excitement with this new “Plug Edition” release to the  ARM ecosystem and the Plug Computing platform, in partnership with Marvell. In these days when eco-friendly technologies are a must, the Plug Computer brings a number of advantages to running a home/media server at very low power. Now you’re probably thinking …

COOL, I want one! How do I get in on the action?

If you have one already and are ready to take the plunge, head on to the release page to see how to install Amahi on it! Or buy one if you need the hardware … OR … wait … get one FREE …!? :)

Today we’re also launching a theme and app contest, where 6 winners get a FREE 1.2GHz Ionics Stratus Plug Computer (pictured above), with WiFi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave (for wireless home control) and Gigabit Ethernet, sponsored by Marvell!

You don’t have the artistic or coding skills? Follow @amahi and retweet this tweet and you could win one FREE Ionics Stratus plug too! Follow the rules in the contest page.

To kick things off, we are releasing the brand new Sheeva theme (high res) inspired by Marvell’s site.

Even better, if you are a developer and are interested in learning more about developing for this platform check out Marvell’s developer day, PlugIN 2010 (August 18th). Attendees will get a full day of developer sessions and receive a Plug Computer development kit.

Amahi + Marvell = Smart

The synthesis of the Plug Computer’s compact design, low power, and headless operation with Amahi’s powerful, easy to use features, efficient network management combined with one of the largest app stores of its kind, is a very smart choice for a home server:

  • The Plug Computer offers remarkably low power consumption: 3 ~ 8 Watts. Nice!
  • It’s fanless and virtually noiseless. If you run yours with a flash drive, it has zero noise
  • Small footprint. You can put your server wherever it’s convenient. If you are in tight quarters, this is the perfect solution!
  • It’s inexpensive. Typically Plug Computers run $99 for a base system

Low Power, Heavy Lifting

Amahi Plug Edition is a powerful home server, capable of running lots of apps, from the simplest file sharing to iTunes streaming, to wikis, backups, and soon, DLNA media streaming to Sony or Samsung TVs as well as popular set top boxes with DLNA clients built-in.

Amahi Plug Edition running on a typical Plug Computer draws about 3 Watts idle, 7 to 8 Watts while booting and about 4 Watts with bursts of 6 Watts while streaming a full movie to an iPad with our very popular Videos5 app or a full 1080p stream to an HDTV. Not bad!!

All this goodness does not come without effort. While everyone was fussing about net neutrality, the iPad and antennagate, the team toiled, getting this release ready for your maximum enjoyment. Kudos to Scott, Guillaume, Rod, OB, Ofer, Pat, Peter & the crew. In addition, none of this would be possible without the Fedora ARM team for a great job!!


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WordPress, DLNA plus more … oh my!

Dorothy never thought she ever have to go through Oz without any of these! Dorthy told all of the Witch’s knowledge in her own top-shelf blog engine (WordPress) and used her web based console (MindTerm) to change the Witches magic to that of the greater good of the munchkins in the land of Oz when she crash landed!

Later using her own media server (DLNA) she would be better able to entertain not only the Tinman, The Cowardly Lion, and the Scare Crow but also the Great Wizard of Oz on her Big screen TV in full 1080P!

Now, we know that Dorothy never thought of any of that as she was traveling down the yellow brick road. But if the character of Dorothy had known about all that in 1900 when L. Frank Baum had written the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz she would have!  :)

Read on for more on our latest one-click applications (and these are big ones)!!


WordPress is one of the most powerful personal publishing platform, and it comes with a great set of features designed to make your experience as a publisher on the Internet as easy, pleasant and appealing as possible. We are proud to offer you a freely distributed, standards-compliant, fast, light and free personal publishing platform, with sensible default settings and features, and an extremely customizable core.

WordPress has a templating system, with widgets, as well as themes that can be easily installed. WordPress also features integrated link management; a search engine-friendly, clean permalink structure; the ability to assign nested, multiple categories to articles; multiple author capability; and support for tagging of posts and articles.


Amahi DLNA Server is a media server. It’s the Amahi port of the great MiniDLNA, which is a media server with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients.

This server is Open Source software developed by a NETGEAR employee for the ReadyNAS product line. So if you are looking for a NAS, please consider ReadyNAS first!


MindTerm is small, portable and secure. It contains an very powerful and easy to use SSH client that provides advanced features such as tunneling support, GUI-based file transfers as well as support for HTTP and SOCKS proxies.

The MindTerm client also includes an integrated terminal emulator. It has the ability to run both as a standalone application and as an applet. It may be used free of charge for personal use as well as in some commercial situations where you have fewer than 25 users.


The Amahi Team.

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DLNA me, Baby!

As you know, in addition of all the dozens of app updates (follow in real time @ app updates page), we have been discussing how to improve the media server features of Amahi for a bit.

We have:DLNA

  • AmahiTunes (being fixed at this time) as an audio server for iTunes/Rhythmbox
  • uShare, which is a UPnP server and delivers streamed content to the Xbox, the PS3 and other clients
  • Squeezebox Server, to stream your music to a wide range of Logitech devices
  • As well, of course, Amahi has one of the best share management systems for Samba, which you can use with the most excellent VLC, MediaPortal or XBMC front ends (as well as many other players).

In that front, we now proudly introduce the Amahi DLNA media server. It’s a port to Amahi of the excellent MiniDLNA server, released by an employee of Netgear.

This app is in Beta (active users enrolled in the tester program have access to test it), and so far we hear that it is working really well for even full 1080p content across a variety of clients like Xbox, PS3 and even thin hardware players like the WD TV Live or the Asus O!Play Air or even the Sony Bravia, Samsung TVs with DLNA clients in them!

Humphrey BogartThis server has the advantage of periodically detecting new files (as opposed to uShare), and it supports more media formats, so it’s virtually maintenance-free!

We wanted to drop a quick “kudos” to all testers who are helping with it!

So, DLNA me Baby! We look forward to releasing it live for everyone in the community so that you can play your media again and again!

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Amahi 5.1: more bang, less buck!

WHAT!?!? 5.1 is here already? With fewer bugs?

You bet your knickers it is! The 5.1 release brings new and exciting enhancements to the Amahi platform,Reboot Poweroff improving on the 5.0 release (our most successful ever)!

Q: Didn’t you just release 5.0? – A: Yes!

Q: What is new in the Amahi 5.1 release?

A: Have you ever been in an airport and thought “Oh no!! I didn’t turn off the server!”  No worries! You now have the capability of shutting down (or rebooting) your HDA remotely from the dashboard! We also have fixes in user creation, DNS resolution across the VPN, a much improved diskmounter script, improvements to the installer for Amahi in the cloud (VPS – Virtual Private Servers) and more …

Amahi 5.1 also adds Portugese/Portugal support to the supported languages and improves Polish support. We also started the Japanese localization. This will make Amahi supported in 20 languages!

Check out the full list in the release notes or read below for the gory details. In the mean time, as many of you know, we have been discussing how to improve the media server features of Amahi. We continue integration testing on a DNLA server, which is proving to work quite well!

Enjoy the 5.1 release! If you have Amahi 5.0, you get 5.1 automatically. If you have Amahi 4 (Fedora 10) here is a quick guide on transitioning to Amahi 5.

The lowdown of those pesky critters fixed in the 5.1 release ..

A minor bug in the Fedora Project affected our 5.0 release as a result of Fedora 12. Namely you could only create a user with all lower case, there could not be one capital letter we filed bug 550732 though it is believed to be fixed on Fedora 13.

The DNS subsystem will support resolution over the VPN connection to your HDA (this means you can more reliably use your webapps while VPN’d into your HDA). This resolves bug 400 which has been a long standing issue. NO MORE! It’s your network and we’re making it easier for you to use it!

There is a a newly added diskmounter script (called hda-diskmount), bundled out of the box, so  it’s much easier to access than the older one in the wiki. Simultaneously, this substantially improves the way the diskmount script sets up mounts and suggests how to mount them permanently in your HDA!

It’s your network and we help you keep it that way! We have been working hard to bring you the most reliable and secure platform of a home server out there.


The Amahi Team

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