At the Second Life™ Third Party Developer’s (TPD) meeting (7/31) Brooke Linden spoke. So, we know as of Friday, all merchants have been migrated to VMM. Only minor problems were encountered. They are working on fixing those. Brooke and Skylar are working with a few merchants that have run into issues from the migration.
The plan moving forward is to shut down MagicBoxes August 17th. On that date MagicBoxes will STOP working. The XStreet market, the current marketplace, will come down on August 27th and they will run solely on VMM.
As to when the VMM Viewer will release, Brooke doesn’t know. A new version of the viewer was released in week 31. They will have more information on the viewer’s performance after the weekend… once they can read the stats on that viewer’s performance they can decide if it is ready to release. We may see it promote to the main viewer on or about Tuesday if things go well.
You may have noticed a new viewer did not promote to the main viewer in week 31. This was to allow the Lab to rollout the VMM Viewer this week if things go well. The Lab paces releases to avoid annoying users and they try to hold to that pace. So, I expect the VMM Viewer to roll out in week 32 if at all possible.
Brooke says they follow the commerce forum, which is where Firestorm support is sending people for help. Brooke also says they don’t interact with people that much in the forum even though they ‘pretty closely’ monitor it. They interact in JIRA because it is more effective… right. I suppose ‘more effective’ means easier and more efficient for the Commerce Team.
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