Second Life News   #51


The main grid was to get version # on Tuesday 12/18. My region did not get a restart. The last restart was 12/4 and my home region is running this version. So… wasup?

The three RC channels updated to version # Wednesday.

The RC Snack channel is said to be running an EEP version

At the Server-Scripting UG meeting, there was some discussion of how the coming ability to change avatar names might work. It quickly becomes obvious that third-party service providers need someway to ID avatars with changing names. Think ‘redelivery terminals’.

It was noted that the new LSL functions for Animesh are not included in the Wiki LSL documentation. Oops. The Lindens are looking to get that fixed.

One of the server updates seems to be causing people to disconnect. This is more of a problem in ADITI. If you are seeing the problem let the Lindens know which region and what date and time.

No UG meetings until January 8th


The main viewer is version This version was the maintenance RC last week.

Second Life Bugsplat Viewer version – Previous update was in week #47. I am assuming this version got the Animesh updates and is essentially the same as the main version except for bug reporting.

Second Life EAM Viewer version – Previous update was in week #47. This is the Estate Manager’s version.

Second Life Love Me Render Viewer version – Last updated in week #50.

Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version – Last updated in week #10

Second Life Project Bakes On Mesh Viewer version – Last updated in week #50.

Second Life Project EEP Viewer version – New. Previous update in week #49.

This week is about the last week for changes until after the first of the year. No change windows are in place until people return from the holidays.

The one pixel tragedy befalling NiranV in this revision has us funding a kick-starter for cardio-rectal-spatial-relationship corrective surgery…

Third-Party Viewers

Black Dragon 64x – Update 3.3.7 – Something changed in the UI… NiranV writes a really LONG rant about the viewer UI. Supposedly this viewer has an improved UI in the … Appearance Editor.

Firestorm Beta 6.0.1 is out in public beta form. See Firestorm 6.0.1 Beta Released to Public

Kokua Viewer – Is out. This version fixes an OOC chat problem.

RLV – Marine has some updates for RealRestraint. Not so much a viewer fix.

Other News

Caledon Oxbridge University’s Christmas Winter fundraiser will be/was on the 15th of December! However, you can still donate to the university by visiting in-world.

The Lindens have posted: Second Life End-of-Year Update: Wrapping Up 2018.

One of the new things in 2018 is the marketplace category:  Animated Objects. Check it out. BUT… if you are a Firestorm user, you will need to update to the 6.0.1 Beta to see Animesh actually animate.

EEP is still in project stage. But it is getting close to completion.

There is a new Linden Realms Experience, Linden Realms: The Search for Magellan.

Approximately $65 million was paid out to Residents in 2018.

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