Guys, we truly appreciate your support! This community has always been amazing! 😃
I was also thrilled to see posts by people who have long moved away from AIR.
Nice to hear you still think of us, guys!
I want to make some things clear, just to make sure there are no misunderstandings: Starling and Feathers are not discontinued - they will stick around as long as AIR is available and developers are using them. A new Starling release is already in the works, and Josh also wrote he'll keep fixing bugs and helping out in the forum - as will I.
As for funding, I can say that it's not ruled out that Adobe will find a way to get some things moving again. Chris Campbell is definitely trying, but these are often political and business decisions that we can't really see from the outside.
In the meantime, any subscribers to Josh's Patreon campaign (or a one-time donation) would definitely be a huge help. And if you want to support Starling and don't have the Handbook yet - here's an opportunity! 😉