There have been a couple of updates to the Black Dragon Viewer since I started using 220.127.116.11. NiranV is up to release 18.104.22.168. The changes fix some minor problems, adds Windows 10 support (Win 10 coming the end of the month), and includes the change to how we can use clothing layers.
RLVa is still broken… but, that’s not a Black Dragon issue, if I remember correctly.
What is the future of Black Dragon? According to rants NiranV has posted (About quitting development – 6/1, About quitting development #2 – 6/2) development will be paced for personal use, NiranV’s use. So, one can’t really know how often we will see updates. But, we have been seeing a pretty steady stream of updates. Until that changes, don’t worry.
Like any third party viewer, updates are dependent in the programmer’s interest in Second Life and the viewer. If that wanes or RL consumes the time they need to work on a viewer, development of that viewer slows or stops.
I got bored wading through the posts. My take away was that NiranV will be updating Black Dragon, but not developing new features. NiranV takes 6,000+ words to say that. Did I get it right? I don’t know. I’ll go with that until I see something else actually happening.