Ahoy fellow Imprudinistas and Kokuans!

How was your Christmas? Your New Years? Your Hanukkah? Your winter vacation? I feel like I’ve missed so much, I want to ask about them all!

As Jacek mentioned in her previous post, we’ve been kind of limping along over here for a while. Personally, this has been a pretty rough winter for me. I lost my grandmother to cancer on Christmas Eve after several weeks of fighting in the hospital (she was 74). We managed to have a good Christmas just the same, but the sudden loss affected all of us in my family quite deeply.

For most of January, I spent my time in bed sick with the flu, which left me vulnerable to a nasty strain of strep throat. (If you’re in the US and haven’t gotten your flu vaccine yet, I highly recommend you do so soon. This flu season is going to be a long one. I’m still coughing up bits of lung.)

Needless to say, Imprudence and Kokua have taken a backseat while I took care of myself and other responsibilities.

But, time heals. It’s exciting to compile the viewer and feel active again! I truly have missed everyone who’s taken an interest in this project along with us. It’s nice to reconnect with old friends in the community, all the while meeting new ones along the way. I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: you guys rock. Seriously :)

Now then, specifics. I don’t have any timeline for when the next Imprudence Experimental will be out, but it’ll have Display Name support as well as more changes to the media system, and a few other goodies. I’m very eager to get it out, as it’ll mean we’re one step closer to finalizing 1.4. As far as Kokua goes, I’m not working on it at the moment so I can’t give more information than what’s already been said. Rest assured, when an alpha release is ready we’ll let you know.

In the meantime, I hope everyone has a pleasant Valentine’s Day tomorrow! If you forget to get your sweetheart flowers and want someone to blame, remember: it was all Chaucer’s fault. <3

15 Responses to “Ahoy fellow Imprudinistas and Kokuans!”


  1. chungy

    It’s great to hear active development again.

    If I may ask a question, well the next experimental have support for the V2 attachment (and especially outfit) system? This is probably even more important to me than display names, it’s wonderful to not have to worry about stacking attachments onto a single point.

  2. Marcus A. Link

    Great to hear you are back on track, recovering.
    Good luck and have fun during the new Viewer Season!

    Best wishes, Marcus

  3. sungin

    hi
    i hope you are ok and the team, so good luck and we have the patient, its true we need the new release of imprudence1.4 and Kokua but we understand your condition,i hope and my friends good luck to the team, and thank you :)

  4. Arkem

    It is good to hear you feel better. Take your time and do things the way you feel, you work is wonderful and we will all be happy when it come anyway

    Thank you again for this wonderful viewer that is still the best for me and take care of yourselves

  5. Steph

    All I have to say is… Yaaaaaaay!! :D

  6. Sidney

    Thanks for the update. Take your time, get better. I’m sure most of us will still be here and happy to be your guinea pigs for viewer testing
    Your work is appreciated

  7. Fabrixx Beck

    GREATTTT!! Thanks for ALL.

    I will wait kokua.

    I’m sorry about your grandmother, I know the situation, my grandfather 93 years has the same disease

  8. Ashleigh Dickins

    I’m trying hard to hold on for you guys so this is good news. I do agree that I’d love V2 support though. <3 Sorry about your grandmother *hugs* and hope you feel better soon!

  9. zoebug

    Very Sorry to hear about your loss, make sure that you give yourself enough time to grieve.

    When the time is right, I look forward to future viewer releases

    zoe

  10. Dennis

    I am sorry to hear about your grandma and take your time getting better.

    Very pleased to hear you still excited as I am about Imprudence. I have tried almost every 3rd party viewer and none can compete with the features and stability of Imprudence.

    Regarding Ver 2 I see no reason why Imprudence should go down that road. The official viewer is the worst LL has ever released. Very poorly designed UI combined now with web based only profiles. Seriously? Please be picky when choosing what features to use. Multiple clothing layers and attachments per attach point is nice. Aside from that the rest is downright awful.

    Please don’t make the mistake other 3rd party viewers (like *cough*Krisiten’s*cough*) are making by compiling the current v2 release code and then just making minor changes.

    Anyway happy new year and hope you feel better soon

  11. Azami

    Sorry to hear about the rough winter. YAY for display names!!

  12. SKK

    Kirstenlee make heavy change on S21, maybe the most radical done on a viewer 2.

    But yeah despite this quote i love V2 and i love imprudence i guess kokua will be great (but please remove the sidebar as in firestorm and kirstens)

  13. Linda

    Will links&outfits be supported ??

  14. Michael Blade

    Good to hear you back up again… One small reminder, I requested that my VW be added to the default grid list

    http://redmine.kokuaviewer.org/issues/363

    it’s great that experimental and new versions are coming out all the time, however grid owners like myself, the small guys need easy “on-ramps” inside viewers like Imprudence to grow our worlds. Newbies have real trouble connecting no matter how detailed the instructions. So sorry about being a pain, but this is important to the growth of all virtual worlds based on the opensimulator platform. Thank you very much for your hard work, Best Regards!

  15. Michael Blade

    Oh… just to be clear, it has been added to the list, I’m just waiting for the list to be put into a stable version of Imprudence.