XXX Original Event – This is an adult event… shocking, I know you wouldn’t have guessed… All sexy stuff and a load of free stuff (it all lands in the Objects folder) for Maitreya and Slink (both O & H). Plus, some of the free gifts have Standard Size versions included. There is a good percent of guy-stuff there too. And a few gag-gifts that are funny.
Aline Passiflora over on Fabulously Free caught my attention and I followed a link to the event, which ends August… something. The events are on-going. Only this event set of stuff will disappear. You do need to join the free XXX Event Group (SLURL) to get the free stuff.
Blender 2.8 Release – Release is planned for the end of July, which is today Tuesday.
You will be able to get the new Blender here.
Hangars Liquides – Seems the sims have been saved, at least for a time. The crowdfunding effort has made over 55% of the goal. So, the sims will live past the end of July.
However, the full goal has NOT been reached. So, if you can, donate.
Second Life Land Transfers Problem – Tommy Linden made a post on Friday about a hiccup in the land transfer process. Quoting the blog announcement:
Friday at 03:11 PM
Hello Residents of Second Life!
Hi, Tommy Linden here, one of your friendly Supervisors from the Support Department. I’m sorry to bring you this news, but we are temporarily unable to offer Region transfers using USD. At the present time all Region transfers between Residents will be required to use L$ for the transaction amount, agreed upon between the buyer and seller. You will, however, still be able to pay any associated fees in USD.
Not all is lost! The good news is, I have already spoken with our engineers, and we’re working on re-introducing this functionality as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are moving quickly to make things work as seamlessly as possible again in the near future.
Last week we were informed there were to be no updates to the main or RC channels then or this week. So, no news on servers.
Since the last server roll out a couple or three weeks back I’ve been having TP Disconnect problems again. Fire or six TP’s is about all I can make before I get a disconnect. These are all flying and sailing problems.
So far, I can’t find a reason for it on my side or in my connection. Neither can I find it on the SL side. I hit a region and stall. It will turn red if I wait. But, if I haven’t moved in 20 to 30 seconds, I know a disconnect is coming.
An immediate relog and I can come back and enter the red region. So, it appears there is no server-side problem with the region I couldn’t fly into.
I’ve been flying with my 14k-ACI and 64KB-Scripts avatar. The Shergood EC-135 VIP is a heavy vehicle. But I have had way fewer problems getting across region boundaries it in the past.
This is the week of the Linden Summit. So, not much happening from the user perspective. The summit is a Linden get together which I suspect includes some healthy socializing mixed in with its stated purpose of planning what is next.
How much we will hear about the discussions is unknown. My experience tells me will probably only hear some generalities. The Lindens say little about what they are thinking of doing until they know they can deliver it. The Lindens have “avoid disappointing” thing in their communication strategy.
For now, nothing has changed on the viewer front.
The main version is 18.104.22.1687758, released week #27. (Wednesday, June 5, 2019)
- Bakes On Mesh – 22.214.171.1249185 – Released Thursday, July 11, 2019 or late week #28.
- EEP – 126.96.36.1999247 – Released Monday, July 15, 2019 or week #29.
- Love Me Render – 188.8.131.529302 – Released Monday, July 15, 2019 or week #29. This version has about a dozen rendering fixes.
- Maintenance – 184.108.40.2068492 – Released Thursday, June 27, 2019, week #26.
- Second Life Project 360 Snapshot – 220.127.116.119111 – Released Tuesday, July 16, 2019, week #29.
- Second Life Project Legacy Profiles – 18.104.22.1687749 – Released Wednesday, June 5, 2019, week #23.
Other Viewers & News
NiranV may have a fix for disappearing animesh. The problem is described in BUG-227081 – [ANIMESH] Vanishing Bug. If you have seen this problem you know it is a distracting annoyance. Depending on the distance from the animesh you see it all or just part of it. It is not the common poor LoD thing that can be fixed by setting
Firestorm – Over the last 12± days, the Firestorm Wiki got a large number of updates. If you are having a …problem… with one of the things listed, check out the new page.
Singularity Viewer – At the Third-Party Devs’ UG meeting last Friday Inusaito Kanya provided a status update on Singularity (URL YouTube – TM 15:19 – Answer in chat @ 17:15±). There are ‘nightly builds’ people can use to get around the main release version’s reliance on the now disabled UDP asset fetching the current main version depends on. A new main version is nearing completion.
Word is the changes to Singularity have improved stability and performance.