There is stuff going on. But, there is not much in the way of news, at least that I find interesting. Also, I am distracted by RL work.
CtrlAltStudio has released a new Oculus viewer version that adds in some basic user interface controls. See: Alpha 4: Some Preliminary Rift UI in the CtrlAltStudio Viewer.
It looks like CtrlAltStudio is doing some good work. I will be interested to see what Linden Lab™ comes up with for a User Interface (UI) for Oculus Rift.
SL Server Update
The main channel is not being updated. Calab Linden provided the Deploys update this week. He did not make cler if there would be a wave of restarts are not. By the time you read this you’ll know if your region restarted or not. As yet (9:45AM PDT) I haven’t received a restart notice from my in-world home.
The RC channels will get an update Wednesday. We have little information about this package, other than it will roll out to all three RC channels and contains some bug fixes and crash modes. There are no references to JIRA items. So, whatever they are fixing is either too esoteric to explain or too secret (exploit/security fix).
The main viewer is now version 3.6.9-282535. This release includes the Share Feature and Request Teleport Feature.
Second Life Share Feature
In this limited release viewer, we offer a 100% Opt-In way to share status updates, upload photos and check-in to locations in Second Life, to Facebook. Users access this feature via a new floater button found in “Me>>Toolbar Buttons…” called Facebook.
The new floater includes tabs to access the three features along with an “Account” tab to log in and/or connect SL to your Facebook account. You can access the Help page for this floater. For more information on the feature itself, read the Knowledge Base article.
Users must be running this viewer version for this feature to be used.
Request Teleport Feature
With this release, there is a new “Request Teleport” selection available when selecting an avatar menu (other than your own), such as right clicking on someone in your Friends list. Selecting “Request Teleport” is a convenient way to ask the other person to teleport you to where they are. When selected, it:
- Opens a dialog you can use to personalize your request by adding some text
- When you press “Ok” in that dialog, a request is displayed for the other user with your message. They have a choice of offering you a teleport (Yes) or not (No).
- If they offer you a teleport, you get the usual teleport offer dialog and can accept it to teleport.
Both users must be running this viewer or a TPV that has ported the feature for this to be used. If the recipient of the request is not running a viewer that has the feature, the request will not be displayed at all.