Rising from the ashes

As Phox/Fractured leads those who listen into self-immolation, a new Viewer rises from the ashes in the form of Phoenix.

As Jessica Lyon announced:

My name is Jessica Lyon. My goal during my time with the Emerald Project, was always to give the users what they want. That goal has never and will never change. I’m very happy to announce, it continues…

A few days ago, I assembled a team of developers to work on a new viewer. Some who were originally Emerald developers, some who were not. All are respected reputable residents in the SecondLife Community. The goal was simple, to provide users with what they want and do it transparently.

I’m am very proud to announce the launch of the Phoenix Viewer. This project, has started off simple, with it’s initial release of a safe clone of the Emerald viewer. Users want Emerald features, you shall have them. We have big plans to expand to the Snowstorm project as well. We have already applied for the TPVD, to which we have no doubt we will be accepted in a timely fashion. We have already started making in world groups for support, (Phoenix Viewer Support), beta testing etc. There is much more to do… however…

This Viewer is ready for use by you, right now!

For this project, I insist on, and everyone on this team insists on 100% public transparency in EVERYTHING we do. We have already established a public IRC Dev chat, public repo and are working on much much more.

Our developers are; (in alphabetical order), Dakun Flux, Dimentox Travanti, Jessica Lyon, Kitty Barnett, LordGregGreg Back, Techwolf Lupindo, Tonya Souther, Vortex Saito, Wickman Gibbs, with more to come.

Our Lead Developers are: Dimentox Travanti, LordGregGreg Back, Techwolf Lupindo, Tonya Souther.

Ed Merryman will be leading our support team: Aleia Sapphire, bee Baroque,  Damian Zhaoying, Ed Merryman,  Marybeth Oceanlane,  Mindy Spiritor,  Nisa Maverick, PixelProphet Lane,  Toy LaFollette, Vortex Saito, Whirly Fizzle, Wolfspirit Magic.

Our website is still in progress, however we have up the required links.
Downloads.
I am very pleased and excited about this project, and I hope that you will be too.

Sincerely,

Jessica Lyon and the Phoenix Viewer Development Team.

This is potentially momentous news. Phoenix looks to incorporate some worthy individuals: Jessica, LordGregGreg Back and Kitty Barnett of RLVa fame.

As Jessica’s note explains, this is an initial release, based on “safe” Emerald code. The current iteration lacks many of the options that can already be found in LGG’s Emergence, but doubtless these will come in time as Jessica states. Most interestingly, the group are stating they’ll be looking to work with the Snowstorm project.

Currently, Phoenix is not on the TPV List, but the paperwork has been submitted and there are also some issues around the code repository that need to be resolved – the links don’t currently work (20:00 BST, 3rd Sept). However, for all those worrying about the future – given that, despite what has happened, Emerald did have a highly-effective list of functions – it would appear a Viewer of equal capability is now available.

I, for one, wish it every success and a drama-free future!

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