Second Life News 2013-11

…will see CHUI before SSAB in the SL Viewers. Cocoa You can read about what Cocoa is here: Cocoa Overview. The SL Viewer will adopt the Cocoa frame work… I think adopt is the right word. I’m not sure what exactly the level of integration is to be or what it means for Apple users. But, Apple OS dependencies using the old API 10.6 stuff is changing to newer calls. The newer 10.8 stuff will be replacing it. There is apparently some backward compatibil… Continue reading

Second Life and the Mac WebKit Problem

…e abandon inf QT as the web moves toward HTML5 graphics and CEF. There are Cocoa bugs being worked on by the Lab and Third Party Devs. It isn’t like Mac has been abandoned. There are a couple of Cocoa fixes in the current RC Maintenance release. The other bugs are on the Linden list of things to do and near the top. But, the Lab is resource limited so while they are on the list not all of them are getting attention. The Alt-Camera control is appar… Continue reading

Firestorm Viewer News 2014-7

…em. If you are trying to figure out what Mac Cocoa is see: Mac OS, Apple’s Cocoa Framework, and Cocoa API. The short explanation is that it is a set of libraries with API’s that allow programmers to do a lot of visual stuff with only a few lines of code. It seems to me this is Apple’s way of making the code for desktops and mobile devices more compatible and thus requires less developer work (supposedly) to support multiple hardware platforms. The… Continue reading

Second Life News & Bits 2014-48

…ow opens Wednesday 11/26 and runs to Sunday 11/30. Cocoa Bugs There are no Cocoa bugs for Mac users. Just ask Lindens or Apple engineers. Come on, who are you going to believe, them or your eyes? But, there is hope. Cinder Roxley is working on those issues, retina resolution support for the viewer, mouse look, and second screen support. So, we may see a fix at some point. This assumes a fix is possible and Cinder seems to think it is. Cinder’s wor… Continue reading

Viewer Release Pipeline Update

…want to try this viewer and give the Lab feedback on the changes.* Project Cocoa Channel – – Release Notes – Mac Only – The goal of this project is to update the Mac version of the viewer to use Apple’s current Cocoa libraries. Project Materials Channel – – Release Notes – This release contains maintenance updates to the Materials viewer. There are lots of updates. If you are working on adding new materials to things in S… Continue reading

Second Life News 2014-17 #3

…is expecting to see a viewer make it out of QA and into RC real soon now. Cocoa Status For Mac users this is a pain. However, Cocoa fixes are coming out piecemeal in various RC viewers. One fix in the coming Snowstorm RC Viewer and another in the current Maintenance RC. There is no project for Mac fixes. But, the individual problems are getting fixed as the Lab can get to them and figure them out. There is a problem called the Alt-cam problem whe… Continue reading

Second Life News 2014-31 #3

…ist as people come on and off line out weights the actual message traffic. Cocoa Bugs Cinder Roxley has submitted a number of fixes. But, the Lab is getting worse crash rates using them. So, those are on hold while work is done on them. Oz says for now there are no high priority Mac bugs on the Lab’s list. His belief is most of the Cocoa Bugs have been fixed. Alt-Cam: this bug appears to be more than one bug. For many Mac users the problem has bee… Continue reading

Second Life News 2014-35 #3

…ed being delivered. They have a process for restarting the problem server. Cocoa In the last two week there has been no work on specific Cocoa problems. KDU The Kakado software used by Linden Lab to handle the JPG2000 compression of images will be getting an update as part of the Build Tools updating. As far as I know only the SL Viewer and Firestorm have purchased this proprietary package. The open source JPG2000 options are pretty good, but they… Continue reading