It is of heavy heart to announce the end of the StreamDesk Project. StreamDesk has its orgins in the early days of Chris Pirillo's live stream and it all started as a Opera widget. Later versions were adapted for Vista Sidebar and eventually I discovered HTML Applications (HTAs)  since they are html and JavaScript capable I was able to expand to the first revisions of the standalone version.

Eventually I opened it up to accepting requests and called the released product "KComputer Zone Widget Pack" with standalone installers for each streamer. The per streamer installer eventually got overwhelming and I made a bundle installer for them all but I made one vital mistake... I didn't comment the code resulting in impossible to edit installer. The said issues with the 1.0 bundle led me to starting from scratch (the standalone installers to the rescue) and version 2.0 of the bundle was born. I kept going on that path for a while but eventually I made contact with Windows and Mac software developers.

I worked with both of the developers to get true standalone apps developed. The mac version was the first to be developed and released then later on the windows version was released.

Now the times have changed, and streaming services are few and far between (Except for Twitch, 99% of the streaming sites on SD were discontinued) and the project isn't as necessary in 2021 as it was in 2008.

StreamDesk isn't 100% dead, some of its technologies will be moved over to PodNovus and that will become the spiritual successor to StreamDesk. The Source Code will still be downloadable from our SVN server for historical preservation.

This maybe an end of an era but will also be the start of a better one, see you all at the next one!