Kokua is still beta — why?

We haven’t time to formalize and administer a release. A release version must be supported formally with monitoring of this blog, the forum, and redmine bug reporting communication tools.  Additionally, we would have to provide crash reporting and followup.  Staying in the development/beta cycle allows the team to push changes quickly and get them into your (our user base ) hands quickly.  Some users shy away from any beta software and may have been lost because of that.  Some users seem to embrace change and actively seek new viewers to test.  The beta and development viewers we provide are maturing nicely and should provide a stable viewing experience.  We have two (2) developer feeder repositories that maintain viewer installer downloads. For Apple https://bitbucket.org/Kentron/kokua-3.3.4-dev-mac/downloads; for Windows, Linux 32 bit, and Linux 64 bit https://bitbucket.org/NickyP/kokua-dev/downloads. These feed into our team repository at https://bitbucket.org/kokua/kokua-beta. There is a downloads area on kokua-beta but, it will lag behind the developer’s repositories. If you have a bitbucket.org  account you can follow a repository and track its activity or use the RSS feed to track an accounts activity.

5 Responses to “Kokua is still beta — why?”


  1. Zauber Paracelsus

    That link for the Linux downloads leads to the Mac downloads for some reason, even though the text doesn’t show the Mac URL

  2. NickyP

    Thank you. The link should work correctly now.

  3. fabrixx

    I love 1.4.0 beta 2, is light and fast.
    Teapot & kokua in my pc use more resources am I’d like to keep the old light interface, but with new additions such as mesh.

  4. Sarge Misfit

    Thanks :-) I’m one of those that like checking out new releases, including Beta versions. I’ve also updated the Download link at Misfit’s Index of Viewers http://excelsior-station.wikidot.com/misfit-s-index-of-viewers-miv

  5. Reg Halostar

    I very much enjoy the new audio system – this is the first viewer to give me voice _and_ music stream out of the box on my 64-Bit openSUSE. I had to notice though that rezzing takes significantly longer then anticipated, some sculpties don’t even make it to their final shape. I had to relog to get them visible (after half an hour..)

    Congrats to the team and thank you for your effort – you improved my experience quite a bit :-)