The 1.3.0 release of Search and Rescue mostly contains improvements from the fork SaRII and I'm not sure why the forking happened but I'm glad to read that it happened without bad blood. :)
SaRII aims for better looks and ease of use and it seems that SaR will take improvements from the fork but will also try to maintain backwards compatibility.
There are many ways to collaborate with the project [SaRII]:It'd be great for SaR to be easier to get started with.
- Designing new scenario files (no deep programming knowledge required)
- Designing some new missions (no deep programming knowledge required)
- Designing some new graphics and backgrounds for the menus.
- Finding and fixing bugs
- Improving documentation
- Adding new features
- Porting SaR II to other OSs
- Donating some cash
I will use page2rss.com to track changes of these two projects.