Emergence Notice

As I had hoped, a group of emerald developers and supporters broke away to finally do the job right, and if you have not heard of them before, I am very proud to be able to introduce you. They are the Phoenix team.
They have recompiled all the binaries in order to confidently assure no hidden surprises or hidden code from the emerald project make it into theirs.

The developers of this project are Jessica Lyon, Techwolf Lupindo, Tonya Souther, Vortex Saito, Hell Firanelli, Dakun Flux, Kadah Coba, Kitty Barnett, Liny Odell, Mobius Ryba, Wickman Gibbs, and Arrehn Oberlander.

Now, each one of them has the ability to potentially mess everything up, however they have shown me that they are genuine people who will consider your privacy and safety above anything else. Additionally they have provided their real life details to linden lab and are listed on the third party viewer directory.

The Phoenix team is made up of talented developers who wish to listen to you and create the viewer that emerald was meant to be, and an equally talented support team who can really make this viewer greater than I would ever be able to do on my own with emergence. Phoenix will be maintained and supported much more than emergence, and will be able to produce safe binaries made for all operating systems.

For the most part, the emergence project is suspended, it has fulfilled what it was designed to accomplish, and it is now advised to move on and download the Phoenix viewer Here. Macintosh, Linux, and Windows are all supported, and it has all of the emergence features.
Additionally, as the phoenix project was near its first release, I was invited in to help out, and I look forward to working with this team, their dedication to getting a clean build out despite all of the stress as admirable, and I really appreciate their ability to provide an alternative where I was not.

It is very difficult for me to make this post… despite how everything in this team has shown good signs.. It is hard for me to trust anyone fully. I am not forcing people to leave emergence, if you do not wish to use Phoenix for any reason, emergence will remain open for download, and periodically have necessary updates. Although I am focused on phoenix, I also have plans to assist around 5 different open source viewer projects, to help ensure the greatest good for the greatest number.

For allot of you, this will probably be the last time you hear from me directly. I wanted to personally thank you for your support.

I hope you understand

-Greg

Jessica Lyon

http://jessicalyons.wordpress.com/
And I thought what I did was difficult…
will post more later.