There are several bits of news out from the Firestorm Development team.
RLV – Jessica Lyon gives us some history on the development of the RLV code. (See: RLVa) Marine Kelly is the author and developer of RLV and RLVa code for all third party viewers. Plus having a RL job she is having health issues making it difficult to sit and develop RLV for new viewer versions.
Recently Kitty updated RLV for her Catznip Viewer. Firestorm uses a derivative of RLV called RLVa, as do most third party viewers. Kelly has not been able to add the updates to RLV to the RLVa code needed by Firestorm. She plans to do that work in the near future. Jessica hopes to have an update to RLVa included in the next release of Firestorm.
This means the Catznip viewer is one of the few most up to date viewers for RLV and will be for a couple of more months. Cool VL Viewer (v220.127.116.11 then and now v18.104.22.168 with Bento support) updated its RLV in mid-March. So, I think these two are on par RLV-wise.
My TV Don’t Works…
Another problem that Firestorm users are having is their in-world TV’s don’t work with version 4.7.7. A bunch of these TV’s depend on Adobe Flash Player to work. The recent change from Webkit to CEF has disabled Flash. So, you have to go to Adobe and get a plugin and install it to get this older tech working again. (If you don’t know about Webkit and CEF, type those terms into the search feature in the right0hand column.)
See if the maker of your TV is going to update the unit. If so, avoid installing Flash. Otherwise… Instructions for getting and installing the plugin are here: TV not Working in Firestorm Viewer.
Blocking Version 4.6.9
The Firestorm Team only allows 3 older versions to be running at same time. For sometime they have put off blocking version 4.6.9. Now it is time to block version 4.6.9. This will impact people using Windows XP, as new versions will NOT install on Windows XP.
Jessica relates the facts of viewer life in: Today we have to block version 4.6.9. No one is supporting Windows XP. Deal with it. I sympathize with you… but bite the bullet and update.