Not much change in the viewer status this past week. The Lindens were having their planning summit (week #32). So, work hours were being expended on planning, not production.
The Alex Ivy viewer, the 64-bit viewer, hopefully, updates next week (#33). It has some fixes being QA’d this weekend. The viewer is crashy for some, not others. I guess I’m an other…
They have put stuff in the coming update hoping to catch the bug(s).
Looks like Maintenance Viewer will be the one to promote. We’ve heard that for a couple of weeks.
Voice Viewer is suffering high crash rates. Lindens have yet to figure out why. So, it is iterating through changes.
The 360-Image Viewer is on hold due to vacations. And when the vacationer comes back he’ll have to fix some CEF stuff first. So, expect this to be on idle for a couple more weeks.
There is some excitement around the LSL HTTP Request function. Problems came from the move to a new OS, some from Linden changes, and some from legacy low-level code. The Lindens believe they have it mostly sorted. But, some problems are still being worked through.
Once another change is added Oz Linden will be blogging about the HTTP Req problem and informing the community about a test period on ADITI.
The current general focus for the next couple of months is on things that crash simulators and infrastructure things. Most are things users can’t see.
The Lindens are sensitive to people thinking work has stopped on SL. It hasn’t. They will be making changes that people can see. But, I don’t expect anything big… beyond what I have already been writing about, Animesh and Windlight…
There was a discussion about a bug that allowed griefers to set a home location and circumvent being banned or ejected from that region. It was being recommended that some control be implemented to prevent griefers from setting a home location…
The Lindens think it is better to stop entry of banned people and eliminate loop holes.
If you are aware of people using a home location to defeat a ban, write it up and get it in the JIRA. The Lindens consider such work-a-rounds bugs and will fix them.
Short meeting… lots of rambling discussion in the last half… 15 minutes. Not much reportable or interesting news.