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Kirstens Viewer Crowdfunder Still Only At 22%

I was going back through old articles tonight, and decided to check up on the Crowdfunder project to raise money for continued development and support of Kirstens Viewer.  You may recall that KirstenLee Cinquetti (the avatar of RL Lee Quick) had to drop development of the viewer to focus on RL obligations.  Lee has been hoping that Crowdfunder may help raise the £25,000 needed to support living expenses and development costs.  As of November 1, the drive had reached only 13% of that goal.

Checking tonight, I find that the drive is still woefully behind desired goals, at only 22%, or £5,500 (US$8,500, or €6,400).  According to the page, there are only 22 days left in the drive (though I am unsure if KirstenLee can extend it or roll it over into a new drive).  If you have a few spare bucks, consider stopping by and contributing to someone who developed an excellent third-party viewer and never asked for more than beer money in world.


Kirstens Viewer Shutting Down Development

Sad news comes to me via Plurk:  KirstenLee Cinquetti has chosen to pull the plug on her development of Kirstens Viewer, a long-time third-party alternative to the official Linden viewer for Second Life.  In her article announcing her choice at her blog, KirstenLee cites personal RL needs — Dawny (her partner, I believe) has had health problems for some time, and has needed to quit work, which means KirstenLee is becoming the breadwinner now.

This is a sad thing for me as well.  Kirstens Viewer was my viewer of choice for a long time.  More important, though, is that KirstenLee have the chance to stabilize things at home and focus on RL.  I thank her for her hard, unpaid work over these past few years, and wish her and Dawny the best.  Hopefully she will be able to resume development at a later time.

Thanks to Daniel Voyager for the plurk.

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