Update, March 10th: Two new versions of Kokua are available for 64-bit Windows (RLV – version 18.104.22.168936 – and non-RLV – version 22.214.171.124935). These build on recent updates to Kokua using the Lab’s 5.1.3 code base, and feature internal code refactors. They can be downloaded from Kokua’s Sourceforge repository.
In October 2017, Nicky Perian announced he would be stepping back from a direct, hands-on leadership role in maintaining Kokua to enjoy a well-deserved retirement. He put out a call for members of the Kokua community to step forward and help maintain Kokua, although he has maintained a role working on the Mac and Linux versions of the viewer.
On Friday, March 9th, Chorazin Allen – perhaps best known as the creator of Chorazin Creations, a range of RLV-enabled cages and cells for the BDSM community, and the Chain of Command range of scripted plug-ins for the Real Restraints range of products by Marine Kelley- issued a Kokua group notice indicating he would be joining the team, taking directly responsibility for:
- The Windows builds of Kokua
- RLV updates
- Release management and general administration.
In a separate group notice, Chorazin also notes:
You can check on the latest Win64 versions of Kokua by visiting Sourceforge here:
You may also set up notifications from Sourceforge when new versions are added.
RLV users should update to 42932 to get a fix for the garbage collector failing to remove restrictions from vanished objects.
Chorazin notes that – understandably – it will take a little time for the re-organisation within the Kokua team to be completed, and Kokua users are asked to keep an eye on group notices – which will become more frequent as a new version is readied for release – and on the Sourceforge repositories for updates to forthcoming versions.
In the meantime, news that Kokua is to be moving forward will likely be welcomed by the Kokua community, and kudos to Chorazin for taking up the request to help manage the viewer and carry it forward. I’ll continue to cover updates as they are released.