You do not need the programmer to boot and run your program/project. What you need is a stable power supply. You may snap-off the Kitprog and run the board alone. When you need to re-program the board you need to re-connect the Kitprog using the 5-pin interface.
Hmmm that's interesting. I'm using a custom made board (using the 5LP ) with the 5 pin interface. The board has it's own power supply. The LCD powers up but the program only runs when I connect the programmer to the usb port. I will try removing the programmers connector from the board and take a closer look at the schematic. Thank you, you've saved me alot of time trying to solve the wrong problem :)