Second Life News 2018 w07

Servers

Monday Caleb Linden posted the Deploys notice. The main channel is getting a restart. But will continue to run the same server version, #18.01.17.511913. The restarts are said to have started rolling across the grid at 3AM PT.

Blue Steel may get a new package Wednesday. The Deploys notice says they have not yet decided.

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Le Tigre and Magnum will continue to run #18.01.17.511913, the package they ran last week. I doubt they will get a restart…

Viewers

The main viewer is now 5.1.1.512121. This is the upgrade with fixes to the voice features. The previous version 5.1.0.511732 released in week #2.

The release is described as:

  • Adds support for a higher quality voice using SLVoice version 4.9
  • Fixes the apparent position of the speaker in nearby voice
  • Improves retry behavior when there are problems connecting or during temporary connection problems
  • Logs more detailed information to the Lab for quantifying connection issues
  • Improves security of the communication between the viewer and SLVoice
  • Unrelated to voice, improves the validation of TLS certificates (security improvement)

Notes:

  • local teleports will cause a short (a few seconds) voice interruption because the viewer now detaches from voice a little earlier in the teleport sequence.
  • With some SLVoice changes, the SLVoice executable can be copied into another viewer – that will not work with this one. There are changes to the connection between the viewer and SLVoice that are required. Talking to any viewer version should work.

 

This fix release resolves about a dozen problems. You can see the list in the release notes.

Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 5.1.1.512226 – This version came out in week #6. Details are in the previous post.

Second Life Media Update Viewer version 5.1.1.512264 – This is the update from week #6.

Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 5.1.0.506743 – No change since week #27…

Second Life Project Animesh Viewer version 5.1.1.511908 – Updated last in week #4.

Second Life Project Render Viewer version 5.1.1.512446 – Updated last in week #4.

Other Viewers

According to each viewer’s blog:

  • Alchemy 5.0.7.41341 – Nov 2017
  • Black Dragon 3.0.3 – Feb 2018
  • Catznip R12 – Jan 2018 – There are a couple of newer versions out in beta.
  • Cool VL Viewer 26.20 – Feb 2018
  • Firestorm 5.0.11.53634 – Jan 2018
  • RLV 2.9.22.1 – Nov 2017
  • Singularity 1.8.7 – Aug 2017? – Singularity Alpha – Feb 2018

 Other News

You probably read that Ryan is dropping his exclusive Sansar coverage. So, those of you needing a Sansar fix, you should know about Strawberry Singh’s decision to stream her solo exploring in Sansar to Twitch. She writes about it here.

 

Politics

The #MeToo is all up in the news. Some time ago I heard it explained as the radical Left’s effort to accustom people to forget about the base principle of ‘innocent until proven guilty’. That seems to be happening, whether planned or not. Skepticism seems to be a lost art.

If you are following the DOJ and FBI abuse of power scandal the breaking news is generally first seen on Sara Carter’s blog. (Bio)

The GOP and Democrat Memo’s on the DOJ and FBI misuse of power are manipulative tools in a chess game. Each has to be examined to find the underlying facts. The media is only reporting spin to their agenda. If you only listen to the media, you will be misinformed.

 

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