you may have heard that Kolor - the developer of Panotour Pro (a krpano-based virtual-tour-editor) - is closing.
Here their announcement:
and here the statement from Alexandre Jenny, the founder of Kolor:
I also got informed about that just two days ago and I don't know any reasons or internals, but at least I can answer some questions about what that would mean for krpano and for the future support for Panotour Pro - so here answers from my side:
What does this mean for krpano?
From krpano side basically nothing will change or be different now. krpano was always fully independent and will be also in future. The krpano development itself is very good ongoing (although a bit slower than wished) and the next release is not far away and will bring some nice new features.
Maybe one thing - I was already working on improving the krpano GUI editing functionalities for a long time and now without Panotour I will probably accelerate the development in that direction.
What does this mean for Panotour Pro users?
As Kolor closes there will be no official Panotour Pro development anymore, but using the software itself will be still possible.
With the last Panotour Pro release (version 2.5.14) Kolor has opened the access to its previously internal template files to make it possible to edit or update them manually. That means some updates to Panotour Pro are still possible.
I will try to use that new opened access to provide 'update-packages' for Panotour Pro when new krpano versions will be released. This should make it easier to use the latest krpano version in Panotour Pro and maybe also add some fixes to some templates when necessary.
One important note here - Panotour Pro includes an exportable krpano license - and if you haven't already exported that license, I would recommend doing that as soon as possible! The license export will be only possible as long as the license servers from Kolor are working!
Finally I want to say:
Thanks to the Kolor team for the last years and all the best wishes for the future!