Second Life News Week #39

General News

Blender 2.80 released a few weeks back. I am waiting for AvaStar to update before seriously trying to use it. And now I see a version 2.81 is planned for release in November 2019.

Blender Nation is doing a series of articles and videos that show the planned new features in 2.81. Look for the Blender development watch.

Bea's Portrait

Bea’s Portrait

Photoshop  updated and added new features recently. See What New? There is nothing that will be earthshattering for Second Life™ designers. There are features that will make those into SL Photography happy.

What’s Next – The Lab has a blog post up on what is coming for Second Life. See What’s Next for Linden Lab? There are notable changes to Sansar. The Lab says they are ‘reimagining’ Sansar. See Your World Is Waiting: The Makers Of Second Life Reimagine Sansar As An Immersive Destination For Gaming, Commerce & Live Events. I didn’t get how this ‘reimaging’ is different from the initial ‘imagining’. Whatever… If you haven’t been in Sansar for a while, it may be time to look again.

Move to Cloud – The What Next article (above) touches on what is happening with the move to the cloud. Inventory and the maps-website have already been moved to the cloud.


Rider Linden’s script fixes/changes rolled to the main grid Tuesday. Or at least that is what I have heard. But I don’t see anything in the release notes to support the rumor. The changes are improvements to listen-function and event performance.

We are getting reports of new script failures. See BUG-227659Erroneous stack heap error on SL Server 2019-09-13T19:08:35.530941.

Internal logging changes are to collect information related to ARCTan. Vir Linden has been getting the logging tweaked to get the data they need to adjust Land Impact and Avatar Render Cost.

  • 2019-09-24T17:23:00.531200 – Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – Going to Blue Steel & Le Tigre.
    • Fixes: BUG-227645 EEP issue; Windlight no longer rendering properly
    • Internal logging changes
    • Improvements to simulator state saves, which should make rolls smoother
  • 2019-09-20T23:03:22.531148 – Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – Going to Magnum RC.
    • Internal logging changes
    • Improvements to simulator state saves, which should make rolls smoother
  • 2019-09-13T20:04:44.530946 – Monday, September 16, 2019 – Going to main grid.
    • Minor improvements to starting and stopping regions
    • EEP fixes


The main or default viewer is version Thursday, September 5, 2019, and released week #37.

Other Viewers

No word on the next Firestorm release. :/ So, BoM is sort of out of reach from the majority of SL peeps.


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