Am keen to donate each month but would be nice to see some updates here. I PMd warren and SeikoChan, hopefully we hear from them soon.
Yes would be great to get an update from SeikoChan, I see someone recently donated 100 to the Website and Client Documentation Fund, I am sure with a few updates more people would donate, I for one most definitely would.
I have put over $30k into LTC this last 7 months and would like to hear what is being worked on and accomplished. I am very pleased with how things are moving with regards to marketing, Litecoin.com etc but want to know how other things are going.
Maybe it's just me but I feel a regular monthly update from the developers is needed, there is so much FUD being spread on BitcoinTalk that the LTc development team has given up or does nothing.
Regilar updates would defiantly help and encourage donations. Is a monthly update too much to request?
Seikochan has moved on to a different internship. She refused any money. It was a learning experience for her as a student. She did important work helping us to move into a modern templating system with Transifex for easy translations of strings into many languages.
crazik is now doing the bulk of the rework for litecoin.org. He is using the modern template system but redoing the layout, adding additional pages and moving community content to Litecoin.com. The first step was simple in making the social media feed
The Website fund will go to crazik and others who contribute to litecoin.org and litecoin.com. If we like the progress I may even throw in Dev fund money toward the web projects.
Core Development surely has not stopped. We're sadly not very good at explaining what we're doing. I personally have been helping with Bitcoin Core translations and certain important bug fixes. Bitcoin Core 0.9.2 does not contain any major improvements over our heavily customized 0.8.7.2. 0.10.x is many months away and it only yesterday gained a major new feature (watch only addresses). I am now working on a pre-release that backports important stuff to 0.9.x.
Litecoin Java needs more development. The current Android app works great with no major bugs that we know about. It however was put together early this year in a rush with messy commits. It needs to be rebased onto the latest bitcoinj library and Android app source, refactored to do the Litecoin fee formula directly instead of using the confusing bypass. That would allow the library to be used for purposes other than the Android app. I'm talking with Erik Gregg this week about the needed tasks. Core Dev fund money will go toward Erik and anyone who competently helps with the Java development.
Electrum LTC has been through a few release candidates and is very close now. Core Dev made a donation of 100 LTC to upstream ThomasV in graditude for his work, and 100 LTC to the Electrum LTC fund managed by pooler. He will be distributing that fund to the volunteers who helped to stabilize and deploy Electrum LTC.