Holiday is over. Lindens are mostly back to work and the no-change-window is open. Things are updating again.
The main channel stays on version #18.06.14.516450. However, regions in the main channel are getting restarts. My home region in the main channel restarted Tuesday morning.
Blue Steel and Magnum will get a Wednesday update to version #18.07.03.517389.
- Additional Internal tweaks
- Animesh Support
Le Tigre will roll to version #18.06.22.516968. This is an updated Animesh version.
- Animesh Support!
- Find the latest Animesh Viewer here http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Alternate_Viewers
- Contains new Main Channel code
I thought the Le Tigre version would be the Animesh code with the updates from the current main channel version. I wasn’t too sure sure about that… Fortunately Simon Linden explained it at the Server-Scripting UG.
We’re going to update the animesh release on the RC channels tomorrow … what we have is basically ok but there were a few minor changes with logging info we wanted to fix up before putting it on the entire grid, so that’s going out tomorrow
We also heard a bunch about EEP, Enhanced Environment Project, at the meeting. Not really anything new. If you have been following my coverage of EEP then you have most of the information covered today. However, it was confirmed that there will be no LSL API/commands in the initial release. That will be phase-2 work.
I am also getting the idea the EEP controls and interface is going to REPLACE the current Windlight or Environment controls, whichever you call them. I think sort of eat them. Within the EEP asset editor we will find an interface very similar to WL controls.
It sounds like it may be much faster to change environment settings with EEP. As it is now I use Firestorm’s Photo Tools to change environment quickly. It is a feature I miss when I’m using the Linden viewer.
The default viewer is version 184.108.40.2066459. This the ‘Unloop’ viewer with the Render Engine changes released in week #26.
Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 220.127.116.116813 – Last updated in week #26.
Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 18.104.22.1685934 – Last updated in week #10.
Second Life Project Animesh Viewer version 22.214.171.1246979 – Last updated in week #26. Expect this one to go into RC status soon.
Second Life Project Bakes On Mesh Viewer version 126.96.36.1996270 – This version was released in week #25.
Black Dragon is changing the Poser Feature. Making it better and better. The latest change is for those making machinima, like NiranV. See the video. If you aren’t making video in SL then there is a lot happening in this video that you won’t pick up on. So, read the article about it. Black Dragon 64x – Update 3.1.9 “Falling Dragon” – July 6, explains what the change is and the unobvious complications in making it.
In a more recent article NiranV talks about what may be done with the Poser-Animator in the future. There are interesting possibilities. What we can only do with Blender and QAvimator may become a feature of the viewer. Well, probably a Blender little brother. But, still way neat.
Cool VL Viewer 188.8.131.52-Windows-x86_64-Setup.exe Released 2018-07-07. This is a bug fixes release.
Firestorm – More rumors that soon. But, no hard statements. Suspicions are the release is waiting on Animesh. When animesh advances to RC status then is when many think Firestorm will release.
Animesh may make it to RC status this month. You’ll have noticed in the server section that Animesh server side is likely to make it to the grid’s main channel next week #29. Usual caveats…
Kokua Viewer Release 184.108.40.206613 (NORLV) and 220.127.116.11614 (RLV) – A new version is out. This brings Kokua to parity with the Linden default viewer.