Oz Linden said little about what is going on with viewers at the July 31 Second Life™ Third Party Developer’s (TPD) meeting. What we do know is:
RC Second Life VMM Viewer version 184.108.40.2063891 – A new version came out in week 31. They had little in the way of stats at the time of the meeting. But, so far it was looking good. This will likely be the next viewer promoted, if things continue well… basically baring any catastrophic problems. They seriously want to release it. So much so they did not release a viewer last week when one would normally release. That was done to avoid releasing two versions close together.
RC Second Life Importer Viewer version 220.127.116.113565 – This is the viewer that changes the number of faces we can place on imported mesh items.
RC Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 18.104.22.1683563 – This version has a big list of big fixes (49). See the Release Notes. If one of those is causing you pain, get this RC version.
Second Life Project Notice Viewer version 22.214.171.1243211 – This version has a new Notifications floater that separates incoming notifications into System, Transactions, Invitations, and Group. It provides a better way to view, interact with, prioritize and manage incoming notices for busy residents. This Viewer is in Project stage, which means now is the best time for your feedback on it in JIRA.
Second Life Project OculusRift Viewer version 126.96.36.1995296 – Oz thinks and update is coming…
In the pipeline but not yet to Project or RC status are more viewer versions.
Graphics Quick Preferences – this version will let us save and sets of graphics settings. We can have a set for events, shopping, photographing, and whatever. Some third party viewers have had this for some time.
Complexity Limits Viewer – This the viewer has the changes for adding Jelly Baby rendering, notices, and settings access. I have great hopes for this viewer reducing lag by letting users see what various attachments do to their avatar’s render/draw cost.