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Kairos 1.1 release
Published on June 28, 2023 by Natan Sinigaglia

Hello kairos friends,
It's finally time to announce the first stable version of Kairos (which remains a prototype, but in good condition now), ready to be used in all your projects!!!!!!

Welcome to Kairos 1.1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(v1.0 went a bit under the radar since it required still some tweaking to stand as a stable release)

main new features:
  • Kairos Editor UI window for kairos nodes editing
  • Launcher1D composition tool,  in the essence a preset launcher 
Kairos 1.1 runs on vvvv 5.2, so make sure to download our beloved visual programming environment here

you can then install the latest Kairos nuget by opening the nuget commandline:

and typing:
nuget install vl.Kairos
Once installed, open the help browser by pressing F1 and search for the Kairos library in the Learn section.
There's already a cute collection of help patches to help you with the basics

Expect more help patches to come in the future, with use-case examples as well.
For now, the most comprehensive and exhausting source of knowledge available to the public is the recording of the workshop that I gave the last month, still available for purchase on the Node Institute website

I hope you will enjoy playing with this fresh version of the library.
If you have feedback or need to report bugs, consider using the Issues section of the GitHub repository.

Now an equally important update about the Kairos Research Lab itself

Many things have changed in the last months:

The Kairos research lab team was reduced to the members effectively working on the project. This felt necessary to publicly reflect the entity of the project, in order to recalibrate expectations.
The team is now composed by:
- me (Natan Sinigaglia), main developer working on the kairos nodeset.
- gregsn and azeno (vvvv core developers), deeply committed to support kairos development by contributing theoretically to the library definition and practically by crafting patching patterns and supplying vl and vvvv features for it.

Making such a project is not a joke, I have to say.
It became a full-time job for me, without any corresponding remuneration tho.
I did it because I see the urgency of having a tool like Kairos in our toolchain.
Nevertheless, it became a huge investment of time and resources.
My intention last year was to share this effort within a collective, to make it sustainable for the individuals. For various reasons, this didn't happen.

To cover (even partially) the crazy amount of work and make sure that the project can grow in the next future, we now introduce a licensing model for commercial use.
You can find the options (similar to vvvv licencing model) in the Kairos research lab home page:
One important note:
I decided to keep the source code available for educational purposes.
the licensing model is not MIT anymore tho.
you can find the new licensing model here

As I said, Kairos is just at the beginning of its glory. There are tons of amazing features that could land and exponentially extend its capabilities.
I really trust the community to responsibly share the effort and financially support the project.

I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of the new version!

From me and the rest of the Kairos Research Lab, 
have an amazing summertime!