Second Life News 2013-11

In late February problems in ADITI were slowing down Third Part Party work on SSAB (Server Side Avatar Baking). Nyx Linden explained that some of the problems in the SSAB pile-on test were caused by inventory failures. The problem then becomes sorting out what is an ADITI Inventory issue and what is a SSAB issue. In any event, some significant changes have been made to ADITI Inventory. Unfortunately the changes may not save you from problems if… Continue reading

Second Life and the Mac WebKit Problem

Me… a Protester? My readers will know Mac users have a problem. There is no near term solution to the problem for several reasons. Even more confusing is there are multiple problems. And today a group approached me hoping to put together a movement to show Linden Lab the extent of the problem and the interest in getting it fixed. So, I’m scratching my head wondering if the Lab is in a position to fix the problem… and which problem are we… Continue reading

Firestorm Viewer News 2014-7

There is a load of new information about what is going on with the Firestorm Viewer. Some is great and you will be happy. Some of the news is a real downer and depressing. Mac users are going to be crying. Sorry… Firestorm Viewer Releases Firestorm Logo From the TPV Meeting Jessica said her team hopes to have the HTTP changes merged in, QA’d and released by March 9. The key word in that is ‘hopes’. Then they will have a couple of months work to… Continue reading

Second Life News & Bits 2014-48

Servers We haven’t had any server updates running in the RC Channels. We have had a version running in RC that has tweaks to CDN settings. Those tweaks are rolling out to the main grid tomorrow, Tuesday, Week 48. According to the Deploys thread there are no new changes being made to any RC channel. Blood Letters Slow Render Day – 3 to 4 minutes A no change window opens Wednesday 11/26 and runs to Sunday 11/30. Cocoa Bugs There are no… Continue reading

Second Life’s Friday TPV Meeting 1/30

In last Friday’s meeting all the Linden news was covered in 8 minutes. The entire meeting was only 30 minutes. Not much in the way of new information or to talk about. There are even fewer things of interest for general users. Projects Brooke Linden spoke about Viewer Managed Marketplace project and their progress. She says they are still incorporating user feedback. A new viewer is coming with the… Continue reading

Second Life News 2014-35 #3

We have a bit of news from the Third Party Developers Meeting from Friday, 8/29. Chakat Northspring videos the meetings. You can follow him on YouTube and catch those meetings a few hours after they happen. Loki’s Experience – 2014 Viewers Viewer news from Oz Linden is pretty thin, his word. I’ve covered most of the viewer news earlier in the week. Oz basically said at this Friday’s Third Party Developers Meeting that projects… Continue reading

Second Life News 2014-31 #3

Viewers There is a new viewer in the pipeline called the New Login Viewer. I don’t know much about it or when we will see it on the RC Viewer page. I think this viewer is still running A-B tests with new users. As existing users we probably will not see it until the A-B testing is done. Tableau 2014 July – Hidden Location Word is the Zipper RC Viewer is having lots of problems on older hardware. Oz says they are not sure at this… Continue reading

Viewer Release Pipeline Update

We have a new release of the Main SL Viewer: 3.6.2-279258. If you don’t have automatic updates enabled get the newest version here: Second Life Download. You can find the Second Life Viewer’s Release Notes here. Look for the version with the 279258 number. Download Page Changes This version got the Vivox updates. Vivox™ is the service that provides voice chat for Second Life™. We cannot see the JIRA notes on MAINT-2696, so we cannot know… Continue reading