The Firestorm Viewer Team is deciding whether to go into feature freeze in 2 weeks and release a viewer version 2 weeks after that. They want to avoid having a viewer out without Viewer Managed Marketplace when the Lab starts their 30-day countdown clock on VMM implementation. That could leave FS users out in the cold on VMM. The real issue with VMM is for those using MagicBoxes. But, the team is anticipating FS users would not be happy.
If you do nothing with your Marketplace items then auto-migration will eventually run and migrate you. That will eliminate anything you are still selling via magic box. There is no longer a need for magic boxes. The new system does all the things that MagicBoxes did.
So again, get the Linden project viewer and start eliminating your magic box use NOW!
When can we expect VMM to be officially released? Oz was dancing around that issue. That isn’t too surprising as Brooke is more into VMM than Oz. and she was not available for this last meeting.
Oz says there will be at least one more round bug fixes. This iteration be a short lived RC likely to go quickly to main release. So, that could happen in 2 or 3 weeks. But, Oz was spinning on how long ‘short’ is going to be.
After all the dancing and back and forth Jessica Lyons, FS Team Lead, decided they can wait 2 weeks for the next TPV meeting to decide on when to start the FS Team’s 4 week (30-day) clock on the next viewer release. Obviously she is deciding the Lab won’t start their clock before then.
It looks like we are a month maybe two from a new release of Firestorm and then VMM.